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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 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

Young Professionals' Social at the 2016 Annual Meeting

Sunday, November 13, 2016, 8:00pm PST
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. Tickets can be purchased through your conference registration as a ticketed event, at the Annual Meeting’s on-site registration...Read more

Recent Activity

What Else Can an Engineer Do?

Posted by Monica Mellinger on
By Susan Dennehy, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law If you’re reconsidering whether to be an engineer, then it might be time to explore other career options. The technical training you received and the skills you have in problem-solving, logical thinking, and persistence are very desirable in a...Read more

Start an AIChE Young Professionals Group Near You

Posted by Monica Mellinger on
Are you interested in being a part of a local group of chemical engineers? Do you want to host social events or technical presentations to support chemical engineers in your area? Is there not an AIChE local section near you? If so, consider starting a Young Professionals (YP) Group and Local...Read more