K-12 Initiative

The K-12 initiative leverages AIChE's Volunteer Base 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. 

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.

Need help with a K-12 outreach project? Contact one of our K-12 mentors below or, send us an email at K12Outreach@aiche.org, and we’ll be glad to assist

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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.

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