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Tips to Filing Your Taxes for the Young Professional

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Believe it or not, one third of Americans actually like or love doing their taxes, according to Pew Research Center . Of course, if you do the math, that leaves two-thirds of us who either didn’t like or hated the annual exercise. Whether you love or hate tax season, these tips will keep you sane...Read more

Getting Your Voice Heard

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by Aditi Khadilkar, Process Technology Development Engineer (Intel Corp., OR) Ideas can be powerful but need to be expressed clearly to achieve your desired outcomes. We all have experienced being excited by an ‘aha’ moment that we would then like to bring to implementation. Most significant...Read more

The Role of Chemical Engineers in Smart Grid Development

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By Temilola Famakinwa, Ecolab, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN On October 8, 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report, stating that key changes are necessary to reduce current CO2 levels in the atmosphere by 40% by 2030. 1 Failure to do so poses risks to the livability...Read more

Pay off Your Student Loans

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By Lance Aligo, CPA, MSA, KRS CPAs It is payday and you see your paycheck hit your bank account just in time to pay your student loans. How depressing. Paying your student loans may seem like it will last forever, but there are ways improve your repayment plan and pay off your student loans faster...Read more

How I Got My First ChemE Job

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By Ogochukwu Yvonne Enekwizu, Graduate Research Assistant, New Jersey Institute of Technology Besides my love for research, one of my unspoken reasons for pursuing a master’s degree was to delay the worry and stress of getting a job right out of college. Thus, it is somewhat fitting that my first...Read more

Use Online Platforms to Network, Build Your Reputation

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by Jeffrey M. Ting Early in my chemical engineering career, the importance of networking for career development was emphasized in classrooms, workshops, and seminars. At the time, I didn’t fully appreciate what this advice really meant. Networking with colleagues is much more than exchanging...Read more

Getting Your Finances in Order for Young Professionals

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by Lance Aligo, CPA, MSA I bet you’ve thought about saving for retirement, growing a savings account, buying a house, and paying off debts. These financial goals are all worthwhile, but as a young professional, you have only so much income. The good news is you can accomplish these goals, if you...Read more

Slop Oil Disposal Investigation: Lessons Learned

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by Onochie Okonkwo, PhD student, Washington University (St. Louis) Process engineers in various facilities are bedeviled by many technical challenges. Some of these challenges we eventually solve; others we learn to manage safely instead. This article shares some of the lessons I learned in my...Read more

The PhD: A Crash-Course to Life

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by Aditi Khadilkar, Process Technology Development Engineer (Intel Corp., OR) For those of us who have gotten PhDs, we may have fond memories of one of the most “interesting” times in our lives. With the process fresh in mind, I’d like to share some insights about how the PhD process has many...Read more

Black Carbon: Is It Worth the Fuss?

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by Ogochukwu Yvonne Enekwizu, Graduate Research Assistant, New Jersey Institute of Technology Unless you’ve driven behind or walked past a diesel engine truck spouting plumes of smoke, you may be completely oblivious to black carbon pollution. One of the many particulate aerosols that currently...Read more

Leading Multidiscipline Teams through Site Assessments

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By: Matt Stewart, Principal Engineer & Managing Partner, Cox-Walker & Associates Company initiatives often manifest at the plant level in the form of site assessments by multidiscipline teams. As an energetic and talented young professional, you may land the responsibility of leading such...Read more

The Untapped Potential of Professional Societies

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by Chris Lowe , Graduate Research Fellow, Rutgers University, AIChE YP Committee Almost all graduate students and post-docs are members of professional societies. Why? The member rate for conference registration is offered at a deep discount and when students must travel to present their work on...Read more

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