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

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...Read more

Recent Activity

A Chemical Engineer’s MBA Journey

Posted by Monica Mellinger on
By: Ahmed A. Youssef , Ph.D., MBA It all starts with a question: “Where should I steer my career next?” That’s typically followed by more questions than answers, but a common one on the list is “Is getting an MBA worth it?” Well, I did get one so let me share why I personally think it is worthwhile...Read more

Unlocking the power of LinkedIn® to Advance Your Career

Posted by Monica Mellinger on
By: Meha Jha , Emerson Flow Solutions Refining Industry Marketing Manager Our lives and decisions are becoming more data driven with technology providing us feedback loops for almost everything we do. We have smart watches that can monitor and trend our stress levels, sleep cycles, and steps. Even...Read more

Fundamental Research with a Chemical Engineering Undergrad

Posted by Monica Mellinger on
By: Rohit Goswami , MInstP AMIChemE AMIE There is, in the academic community, a very fixed progression of time. The average time to publish in a peer-­reviewed journal for a diligent student is typically six to eight years after high­-school, often during a master’s or doctorate program. Two...Read more