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Young Professionals Community

Young Professional (YP) members are a vital and active group of AIChE members.  AIChE Young Professionals are:

  • Under the age of 35 and have graduated from an undergraduate institution,
  • Those new to the working world,
  • Masters or PhD students,
  • Those looking for a career in chemical engineering post-graduation, and
  • Those who have been working for a few years and starting to advance in their careers.

The Young Professionals Committee (YPC) works to increase participation among Young Professionals in AIChE benefits, services and volunteer opportunities.  The committee

  • Serves as an intermediary between undergraduate students moving into the next phase of their professional or academic careers,
  • Creates technical and social programming for YP's at AIChE conferences,
  • Supports sub-sections of local sections that hold events especially geared toward YP's,
  • Supports and vocalizes the needs of YP's within the Institute, and
  • Helps define the future of AIChE and the chemical engineering profession.

Interested in getting involved? E-mail ypc@aiche.org for more information.

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Recent Events

Young Professionals' Social at the 2017 Annual Meeting

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 8:00pm-10:30pm CDT
Posted by Monica Mellinger
The Young Professionals' Social will be taking place at Lumber Exchange: 10 S 5th St #300 Minneapolis, MN 55402 This event, hosted by the Young Professionals Committee (YPC), is a great opportunity to network with a diverse group of young professionals in a relaxed environment. For the first time,...Read more

Young Professionals Mixer at the 2017 AIChE Spring Meeting

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 8:00pm-10:30pm CDT
Posted by Monica Mellinger
This event, hosted by the Young Professionals Committee (YPC), is a great opportunity to network with a diverse group of young professionals in a relaxed environment while attending the 2017 AIChE Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety in San Antonio, TX. Enjoy drinks and...Read more

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Making the Most of Your Conference Experience

Posted by Shelby Brooks on
By Chris Lowe , Graduate Research Fellow, Rutgers University Conferences are a rite of passage for graduate students and post-docs. Crammed into just a few short days are endless sessions of technical talks, poster presentations, mixers, and all the standard hustle and bustle of a scientific...Read more

Featured YP Local Section: East Tennessee Gets into the Rhythm

Posted by Shelby Brooks on
Article Written By: Loraine Kasprzak AIChE’s East Tennessee YP Group knows how to kick it up and get social. We got the inside story on what the 45-member group does to promote connections and engagement from AIChE’s YP coordinator Erin Ekart, who is a ChemE at Eastman Chemical Company. High energy...Read more