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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

Recent Activity

Local Sections: the Grown Up Student Chapter

Posted by Shelby Brooks on
Most undergrads who were active with their AIChE student chapters look back on their time with friends and peers with fondness and longing. Many wonder to themselves – “If only there was a way to recreate those relationships with other chemical engineers, at work and beyond, around me” – but assume...Read more

Meet Donna Bryant, YPC Vice Chair 2018-2019

Posted by Shelby Brooks on
Hi everyone! My name is Donna Bryant and I am the incoming Vice Chair for the YPC. Thank you all for your support and votes to elect me to this position! I am excited to help lead the YPC in the upcoming years with Colin Young and Jon Haughton in making the YPC a great place to meet other young...Read more

Featured YP Group - Chicago Local Section

Posted by Shelby Brooks on
There are 10 local sections within AIChE that have formal YP (Young Professional) groups. These YP groups are formed under an AIChE local section, and have specific activities for young professional members as well as leadership and volunteer opportunities for YP members. These organizations allow...Read more