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,
  • Provides leadership opportunities for YP members to develop new initiatives within AIChE,
  • 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 for more information.

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Recent Events

Young Professionals Social at the 2019 Annual Meeting

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 8:00pm-10:00pm EST
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 before the Annual Meeting gets started. Tickets can be purchased through your conference registration as a ticketed event, at the...Read more

Recent Activity

Selected Annual 2021 Programming Just For You

Young Professional Members: We look forward to seeing you in Boston at the 2021 AIChE Annual meeting. The Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division will be hosting over 80 sessions including over 670 presentations and posters on a wide variety of exciting subjects. Among the highlights: Monday...

Join Us 1:00 PM EST October 28 for Our Live Webinar

On Thursday, October 28, 2021, a Catalysis & Reaction Engineering Division Webinar: "Catalytic Challenges and Opportunities for Shale Gas Utilization," will be hosted through Zoom. The webinar starts at 1:00 p.m. ET, but the webinar link will become active 15 minutes early. You will be able to...