October 2019 Announcements


  1. EdDiv Programming at the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting
  2. EdDiv 10th Anniversary Banquet
  3. EdDiv Election Results
  4. Call for Participants: ASEE Annual Conference
  5. Call for Participation: EdDiv Curriculum Survey
  6. Call for Volunteers: AIChE K-12 STEM Showcase
  7. Instructions for submitting EdDiv announcements



EdDiv Programming for the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting in Orlando is highlighted below and on the EdDiv home page.

There will be numerous outstanding talks, including:

  • "You Can Do It! Overcome Common Challenges in Engineering Education Research" (Sunday PM2)
  • "Wastewater to Beer: An IPA for the EPA" (Monday PM1)
  • "Everyone Loves Snack! Classroom Experiments You Can Eat" (Wednesday PM1)

Young instructors, please come to our workshops like:

  • "Career Planning for Prospective Faculty" (Sunday AM)
  • "Effective Teaching for New or Prospective Faculty" (Sunday PM2)

We will have a discussion of the freshman ChE experience in “How We Teach: First Year Students Survey Results” (Wednesday PM2) and we will be celebrating 10 years of EdDiv at “Education Division Plenary - Our 10 Year Anniversary” (Tuesday PM1).  Come check out these and many, many more!



Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Education Division. Chemstations has made a generous donation in honor of our anniversary to reduce the cost of our dinner!  Our dinner will be held on Tuesday, November 12th at 7-10 PM at Maggiano's Restaurant in Orlando. 

The 2019 Award for Innovation in Chemical Engineering Education, sponsored by zyBooks, will be officially conferred to Peter Ludovice at the dinner.

Please register for the banquet no later than Wednesday, November 6th, via the Annual Meeting registration site.  We look forward to celebrating with you!



Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 EdDiv election, and congratulations to the newly-elected, reelected, and promoted EdDiv officers!

Chair – Ben Davis

First Vice-Chair – Daniel Lepek

Second Vice-Chair – Christy Wheeler West

Secretary-Treasurer – Katie Cadwell

Director (reelect, 2020-2023) – Dan Burkey

Director (new, 2020-2023) – Jennifer Cole



Abstract submissions are OPEN for the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition to be held in beautiful Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 21-24, 2020. Abstracts are due before Monday, October 14, 2019: consider submitting to the Chemical Engineering Division, among others.

Registration is $720 if paid before April 8, but you can bring a student along for free! Email Matt Cooper ( for details.

Abstracts can be submitted here! See the Call for Papers and the Instructions for Authors.



The AIChE Education Division Survey Committee compiles and shares information about the current state of undergraduate education. This year, we are focusing on chemical engineering in the first year.  We would be very grateful if you or another member of your department who is familiar with the first year courses would complete this survey.  We hope that this survey can be fully completed in 15 minutes or less by one member of the department who is familiar with the course offerings. 

To complete the survey, please follow this link:

A full pdf of the survey is available at in case you wish to prepare answers in advance or collaborate with other instructors. 

We appreciate your participation by Oct. 14, 2019, so we can prepare our presentation for the Annual Meeting. 

Previous recent surveys have been on Unit Operations Laboratory, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Thermodynamics, Design, Transport, Controls, Mass and Energy Balances, and the curriculum as a whole. Our collected publications archive is available through this Google drive link.   Questions?  Please contact Laura Ford (committee chair) at  Thank you for your help!



AIChE is excited to announce the debut of the AIChE K-12 STEM Showcase — set to take place on Sunday, November 10 during the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting and AIChE Annual Student Conference in Orlando, FL – and we need your help to make the event a success!

During the AIChE K-12 STEM Showcase, K–12 students, along with their parents and educators, will receive an introduction to STEM and insight into a few different STEM career paths, interact with STEM experiments being led by teams of AIChE members, learn more about Chemical Engineering over lunch with real life ChemEs, and cheer on college students competing in the 21st AIChE Chem-E-Car Competition. The AIChE K-12 STEM Showcase will be totally free for K-12 students, parents, and teachers, and AIChE is looking to attract 100-200 local K-12 aged students to this event.

Here’s how YOU can help:

  1. Sign up to volunteer during the event. 
  2. Share the attached event flyer with a Central Florida area elementary, middle, or high school, scout troop, other youth group, K-12 educator, or parents/guardians of K-12 aged children in the Central Florida area.  You can also access the flyer here.
  3. Register to bring your own K-12 aged children or relatives to the event.  Advanced registration is required and space is limited.
  4. Swing by the AIChE K-12 STEM Showcase from 12:30-1:30 PM on Sunday, November 10, 2019 to interact with your ChemE peers participating in the 1st AIChE K-12 STEM Outreach Competition.  Your 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting or Annual Student Conference badge is required for entry. 

Questions? Contact Emily Miksiewicz at



To submit an EdDiv announcement, please prepare a maximum of a 2-3 paragraph description including any relevant URLs and contact information as well as a subject line. Do not include any attachments. Email this information to Katie Cadwell <> with the email heading “For EdDiv Announcements.” Announcements will be sent out near the beginning of each month.  Each announcement will be included once, unless otherwise requested. Announcements will also be recorded on the Division website: .