Interested in STEM projects for high school students? Check out this teaching module that illustrates how carbon adsorption is used to purify water.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Learn how this online community of LGBTQ+ STEM professionals has grown to include scientists from a broad range of disciplines.
AIChE observes African American Emancipation Day — Juneteenth — and encourages everyone in our community to commemorate the day through reflection, self-assessment, and learning.
Meet Alan Bahl who discusses his experience as an LGBTQ+ ChemE professional working in EHS for the MBCC Group, a chemical manufacturer.
Chemical engineers share their stories about coming out and working for LGBTQIA+ rights in the corporate world.
Celebrate Pride Month by hearing from some of the LGBTQ+ individuals and allies in our profession. Also, learn more about how you can get involved in AIChE’s initiatives for LGBTQ+ members and allies.
AIChE is accepting nominations for three new named awards that honor the founding members of its Minority Affairs Committee (MAC).
Learn about two online workshops to help you become a better LGBTQ+ ally in your workplace, and learn how you can get more involved as an ally at AIChE.
Despite improvements, many women engineers continue to face greater barriers to success, often causing them to leave the practice.
Learn how AIChE's Women in Chemical Engineering (WIC) Community is helping women build momentum in the profession.
Learn how WIC got its start, how it's working to accomplish its mission, and how you can become part of the effort.
From near absence to the presidency: learn some of the fascinating details of women's ascent and continuing growth at AIChE.
AIChE looks back at the chemical engineering career of Margaret Hutchinson Rousseau and at some of the women who have followed in her footsteps.
In 1901, Charles Pierce became the first to earn a degree in chemical engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, and the country's first Black chemical engineering graduate.
Learn about how the IDEAL Path concept aims to give an equal opportunity to all who wish to join the chemical engineering community.
Learn how this chemical engineering student got interested in STEM, and find out how she's helping others find scholarship opportunities.
Learn about this chemical engineer's professional path and how mentoring continues to influence her career.
Learn about some of AIChE's early pioneers for equity and inclusion, and about the history of the Minority Affairs Committee (MAC).
Learn more about historically Black colleges and universities, the crucial role they play in promoting greater diversity in STEM careers, and more.
In observance of Black History Month, we remember Henry T. Brown, who worked for decades to bring about greater diversity in chemical engineering.
FOSSI will provide scholarships, internships, and mentorship for students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math at historically Black colleges and universities.
AIChE has launched a website to serve as a hub for all efforts supporting our goal of reaching 100% parity in the chemical engineering profession by 2050.
Meet ally Nemoy Rau and learn about the work he does in venture capital and about his pursuits as the cofounder of a medical device company.
Ron and Karnel talk about their careers and experiences at Thermo Fisher, and discuss being involved in this year's AfroBiotech Conference.
FOSSI will award 150 outstanding STEM scholars at historically Black colleges and universities with scholarships valued at $10,000 for each of their four years.
Meet Vitor Gazzaneo, a graduate research assistant working in the field of process systems engineering at the University of West Virginia.
In keeping with this year's theme of increasing the diversity of chemical engineering, we have many events planned to provide the tools needed to help make the profession increasingly diverse in a variety of ways.
Annual Meeting Programming Chair Jennifer Sinclair Curtis of UC Davis shares what the plenary session Meet the Leaders: Engineering for Inclusion offers attendees.
Check out the schedule for LGBTQ+ & ally events at the 2020 Annual Meeting and 2020 Annual Student Conference.
Meet Mike, a PhD candidate at Boise State University in the Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering.
AIChE’s Award for Service to Society recognizes outstanding contributions by a chemical engineer to community service and to the solution of socially oriented problems.
Meet Ronke Olabisi of UC Irvine and learn how she left aerospace engineering to join the world of biomedical engineering, and hear what areas of study she finds most interesting.
Meet Elizabeth Haughton, a system engineer at Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, and learn about her professional goals, personal pursuits, and coming-out experience.
Catch up on the most-read articles and most-discussed topics with this summary of top trends at AIChE for the past 2 months.
In its first virtual meeting, The Rising Stars Leadership Workshop held a discussion on effective business communications as part of its ongoing efforts to help retain and advance women in chemical engineering.
Meet Shelly, a faculty member at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and learn about her work and her experiences as an LGBTQIA+ chemical engineer.
Now matter how you fit into or support the LGBTQ+ community, we're all allies to one another, so get your virtual badge today!
Hear about Weslee's past experience at Afrobiotech, what makes it special to him, and what you can expect when you attend.
AIChE is outraged by the recent events that have highlighted systemic racism, discrimination, and inequality especially as they pertain to people of color in our country today. We at AIChE are fervently committed to promoting equity among all individuals.
Meet Scott, a postdoc in a polymer and soft matter physics research group, and learn about his work and his experiences as a gay chemical engineer.
A newly revised statement on equity, diversity, and inclusion allows AIChE and its members to better face 21st-century challenges and is a model for members, partners, and collaborators.
AIChE is shaping the future of chemical engineering by ensuring the next generation of engineers and C-suite executives represent all walks of life.
We look back at a year of achievements from women chemical engineers, and look ahead to opportunities to help women succeed in chemical engineering.
Safe Zone Ally Training workshops are interactive, research-informed sessions that seek to foster a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ individuals in STEM.
Catch up on the latest podcasts, which feature fascinating conversations with chemical engineers from Covestro and Berkeley National Lab.
Ever wonder what factors shape the decision to pursue STEM professions, and how you can encourage more girls and young women to pursue chemical engineering?
Henry T. Brown, an AIChE leader whose devotion to equity for minority engineers made an indelible impression on the life of AIChE and the countless chemical engineers who he mentored and encouraged, passed away on February 13, 2020, in Weston, MA.
Prominent leaders in the chemical industry gathered yesterday to look at how decisions at the top of a corporation positively influences inclusion.
Join LGBTQ+ chemical engineers and their allies for social and networking events in Orlando as well as for workshops and panels to promote inclusion, awareness, and diversity.
Hear about Itzel's professional development as an LGBTQ+ chemical engineer in academia, and learn about her experiences being out in the workplace.
Finding other chemical engineers or biological engineers with similar interests can deliver personal and professional rewards.
LGBTQ+ and allies from the student body, faculty, and elsewhere came together to celebrate Pride Month and encourage increased diversity and inclusion.
Diversity of background helps provide diversity of perspective, which is often the basis of innovation and discovery in modern team-based research.
Inclusive communities benefit productivity and innovation, but building and maintaining an inclusive community takes real know-how. Learn more here.
A look at how DORIC is working to increase the inclusion of chemical engineers with disabilities and make their talents recognized.
Cari Parker of Eastman Chemical Company shares lessons from her own career and gives advice to young chemical engineers building their own careers.
Sharon Beshouri, President of Shell Global Solutions (U.S.), Inc., has received the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) Government and Industry Leaders (AGILE) Award. She set the stage for the conference with her welcome keynote lecture entitled “Embracing Transitions Today: Assuring a Robust Future Tomorrow.”
Welcome to AIChE’s What’s Trending feature, where you'll discover some of our most viewed and read content from the prior months. Check out the video above for a short recap.
A look back at achievements for women in the past year at AIChE and in the chemical engineering community, and an eye on the future.
Air Products' gift is the first corporate donation to help the endowment advance LGBTQ+ inclusion in the chemical engineering profession.
“Girl Day” is a movement spearheaded by DiscoverE aimed at inspiring grade-school girls to find a calling in engineering. And there's still time to volunteer.
Join us in celebrating Engineers Week 2019 as we recognize the many ways engineers make a difference in the world.
Dr. Cato T. Laurencin has been recognized by the American Association fo the Advancement of Science for his work in regenerative engineering and other scientific advancements.
In 2005, six women graduated from the California Institute of Technology and became the first and only all-female chemical engineering class to graduate from an American co-ed university.
Team members with different backgrounds can provide new perspectives and ideas that help fuel innovation and create more engaged employees.
Meet Kyle Trenshaw, an educational development specialist for natural sciences and engineering at the University of Rochester.
The AIChE Gala raised approximately $570,000 to support efforts that expand women’s leadership programs, strengthen pre-college STEM education for girls, and improve the retention of women eng
On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, more than fifty women from companies around world participated in the Leadership Workshop for Rising Star Women in Engineering.
The LGBTQ+ & Allies workshop, panel, and reception at the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting provided an opportunity for chemical engineers to learn how to be an ally and why it is important.
Dow Chemical CEO Jim Fitterling will participate as a panelist in AIChE's 2018 LGBTQ+ & Allies Inclusion in Engineering Workshop & Panel Tuesday, October 30 at the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. The panel will discuss how to best attract, engage and include LGBTQ+ engineers into your workplace, department or classroom. Learn more.
An interview with Julianne Holloway, organizer of the "Celebrating Women in Chemical Engineering" symposium.
The symposium takes a look at the role women chemical engineers have played in the field's development and at how they will continue to help build its future.
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