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Minority Affairs Committee (MAC)

Promotes activities that will encourage the education and training of minorities in engineering and related disciplines.

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Upcoming Events

Student Conference Event: MAC Real Talk - What's next with your ChemE Degree?

Ticketed Event ($5) for Undergraduates
Sunday, October 28, 2018, 9:30am-12:30pm EDT
Posted by Michael Chee-Awai
This speed mentoring event is just for our student members! The session will feature 2 short presentations by experienced chemical engineers who exemplify success along different career paths. This will be followed by an opportunity for students to speak informally with professional AIChE members...Read more

MAC Planning Workshop

Monday, October 29, 2018, 12:30pm-2:30pm EDT
Posted by Michael Chee-Awai
The Minority Affairs Committee invites individuals interested in diversity and inclusion in the chemical engineering community to participate in a brainstorming workshop. AIChE members who actively support the advancement of diversity and inclusion across the profession are kindly asked to attend...Read more

MAC Eminent Chemical Engineer Awards Ceremony & Invited Talks

Monday, October 29, 2018, 5:30pm-7:00pm EDT
Posted by DeMarcus Hunter
This session will consist of 2018 MAC Eminent Engineers Award recipients (Dr. Cynthia Pierre, BP and Dr. Kafui Dzirasa of Duke University) and the Minority Affairs Committee's William W. Grimes Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering (Dr.Yusuf Adewuyi). The objective of the session will be to...Read more

Minority Faculty Forum Event: MAC Real-Talk - MFF on Academic Career Paths in Chemical Engineering


Ticketed Lunch Event for Ph.D. Students and Postdocs
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 11:00am-12:30pm EDT
Posted by Michael Chee-Awai
This is a two-part session consisting of a career path panel and speed mentoring. The panel will feature MAC members who are esteemed senior academics. Each will each give a brief career summary. This will be followed by a rapid-fire Q&A session. During the speed mentoring portion of the event...Read more

Recent Events

Broadening Partcipaton in Chemical Engineering: Outreach Efforts that Work (Co- sponsored by MAC)

Free Event for AIChE Members
Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 3:15pm-5:15pm CDT
Posted by Michael Chee-Awai
Significantly broadening participation in chemical engineering is essential to finding the opportunities in 21st century challenges. This session is an interactive panel discussion highlighting creative approaches to reach and retain underrepresented students. The panelists will present their...Read more