YPC Vice Chair Nominations - Open!

Posted by Elizabeth Guenther on

At the bottom of this post you will find the nomination form for the upcoming YPC Vice Chair election.  If you are intersted in being nominated, or nominating someone, please complete this form by October 6, 2017.

The duties of the YPC chairs are as follows:

-Chair:  Organize all YPC conference calls.  The Chair will monitor and assist all members of YPC with duties, reinforcing concrete goals and deadlines as necessary.

-Vice Chair:  In preparation for his/her term as Chair, the Vice Chair will engage in long term goal planning for YPC and will act as the point of contact for any new initiatives or programs brought to the attention of YPC.

-Past Chair:  In an advisory position, the past chair will share his/her knowledge and experience with the current Chair and assist in the duties of managing YPC as required by the Chair.    

Each officer will act as the YPC representative to one of the following Operating Councils:

  •  Career and Education (CEOC)
  •  Chemical Engineering Technology (CTOC)
  •  Societal Impact (SIOC)

The incoming Vice Chair will automatically become the representative to the same Operating Committee as the outgoing Past Chair in order to maintain one YPC officer representative for each Operating Council at all times. During his/her term, each officer remains the representative to the same Operating Council. The elected vice chair for this election will serve as liaison to SIOC.

The elected Vice Chair will begin their term at the 2018 AIChE Spring Meeting, and will begin their term as YPC Chair at the 2019 AIChE Spring Meeting, concluding their term as Chair at the 2020 AIChE Spring Meeting. The full, updated duties for the YPC Vice Chair Election are attached.

  • The deadline for Vice Chair Nominations is Friday, October 6, 2017 at 5pm EST.
  • The election will be held through an online ballot from October 16-20th.
  • In order to be eligible to vote, you must have signed up for the YPC mailing list by August 30th 2017, be an AIChE member in good standing, and be under the age of 35. 

If you have any questions on the new Vice Chair election process please email Kate Gawel (