Global Societal Initiatives Committee | AIChE

Global Societal Initiatives Committee


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.