AIChE K-12

AIChE K-12 leverages the Institute’s vast network of volunteers for enhanced and expanded local impact in K-12 Outreach. Our objective is to increase interest, awareness, and excitement for science and engineering in K-12 students and prepare future engineering students and professionals to creatively solve technical challenges in an ethical, environmentally responsible, and socially conscious way. 

For AIChE members


AIChE is pleased to announce the 1st AIChE K–12 STEM Outreach Competition, a new AIChE competition taking place Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Orlando, Florida during the AIChE Annual Meeting and Annual Student Conference.

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AIChE K-12 Committee

The AIChE K–12 Committee supports and promotes the good works of AIChE members and grassroots groups engaging in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) educational outreach. 

Need help with a K-12 outreach project? Have another question? 

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AIChE K-12 Community

Passionate about K-12 outreach and want to learn about more ways to get involved?  Interested in sharing your K-12 outreach experiences with the rest of the AIChE community?  Already serving as a K-12 representative on an AIChE Local Section, Student Chapter, Committee, or other entity? 

Join the AIChE K-12 Community to stay informed of AIChE’s activities and progress in K-12 STEM outreach — as well as opportunities to collaborate with the K-12 Committee.

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AIChE K-12 STEM Outreach Competition

Open eyes to the wonders of STEM and inspire your peers when you showcase your interactive STEM modules to 100+ elementary, middle, and high school students, their parents and educators, and members of the AIChE community during the AIChE K-12 STEM Outreach Competition.  

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AIChE K-12 News

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 12:00am


For K-12 students, parents, & educators

What do chemical engineers do?

The profession covers a broad spectrum of specializations. We've developed this handy guide for you to share with students thinking about studying chemical engineering.

Meet 35 Young Chemical Engineers

AIChE’s Young Professionals Committee (YPC), with support from the AIChE Foundation, has recognized 35 outstanding young professional AIChE members with the “AIChE 35 Under 35 Award” because they’ve made significant contributions to the Institute and to the chemical engineering profession. They work in areas like bioengineering, chemicals, education, energy, innovation and safety. Find out more.

View more resources for K-12 students, parents, & educators