Share A committee organized and led by volunteers under the Societal Impact Operating Council of the American Institute of Chemical EngineersMission We will facilitate the implementation of programs which enable chemical engineers to impact global societal needs executing locally, and/or partnering with communities around the world. Who will benefit from these results? The direct beneficiaries are those in the developing world whose quality of life (infrastructure, health and education) is improved through GSIC programs. The global general public whose perception of chemical engineering is positively changed when the value and contribution is seen. AIChE members - enabling them to use their skills in a more-fulfilling way than their day job. Service learning is being recognized as an effective educational strategy How will the results be obtained? By increasing knowledge and engagement of chemical engineers by meeting the Global Challenges. By cultivating strategic relationships with other organizations which have complementary global initiatives, e.g. Engineers Without Borders - USA. By fostering broad awareness across the global chemical engineering community of AIChE members' role in societal initiatives around the world. Outreach to countries with limited resources. By being proactive with countries suffering from challenges that are new to them such as renewable energy in Middle East. By increasing awareness on chemical engineering globally particularly for chemical engineering professionals, university students, and high school STEM students. By helping universities globally be more competent and ABET accredited. By identifying chemical engineering technical resources that would enable projects to have a greater societal impact; and catalyze the development of such resources. Awards AIChE Chemical Engineering for Good Challenge (ACE4G) Engineers Without Borders USA Grant Award LeadershipRelated Content: Congratulations to ACE4G 2018 Challenge Winners January 23, 2019Chemical engineering students from around the world offered microscale solutions to address world problems. Kelly Barb and John Cirucci: Doing a World of Good In this episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet Kelly Barb and John Cirucci, co-chairs of AIChE's Global Social Initiatives Committee, a working group dedicated to promoting volunteerism and social action within the organization. Listen on the Giving site or subscribe in iTunes. This podcast is supported by a generous donation from Raj & Kamla Gupta. Hurricane Disaster Infrastructure Relief and Resilience Planning June 4, 2018A detailed look into the first of two workshops on hurricane disaster relief and resiliency. Lady De La Via, Doing a World of Good The AIChE Foundation recently met with Lady De La Via, Reliability Engineer at Schlumberger. In 2010, Lady graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in chemical engineering.