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Career Resources for K-12 Students & Parents

Are you a high school or even an elementary school student interested in making chemical engineering your profession one day? Or you may be a teacher or parent looking to steer your student or child in the right direction when choosing a chemical engineering program. Below are some resources we put together to help you through this process.

What do Chemical Engineers Do?

Get a better understanding of the chemical engineering profession, the products and people it impacts.

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K-12 Resources

American Society of Engineering Education

eGFI or Engineering Go for It! is an educational resource proudly brought to you by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), which is committed to promoting and enhancing efforts to improve K-12 STEM and engineering education. 

Go to eGFI

Zoom into Engineering

A joint project of ZOOM and National Engineers Week, ZOOM has created materials for teachers, parents, and engineers to use with kids in classrooms, after-school programs, libraries, and even malls!

Go to Zoom

Teams & Unite

The TEAMS and UNITE programs promote mathematics, science and engineering understanding in students and help them discover their potential for careers in the engineering profession.  

Chemical Engineers in Action

Created in cooperation with the Chemical Heritage Foundation, this site celebrates the many significant advancements that chemical engineers have made to our world. Explore the site to learn more about chemical engineering’s great achievements, bold innovators, and new frontiers in the fields of energy, the environment, biomedicine, electronics, food production, and materials.

Go to ChemicalEngineering.Org

Beyond High School

Choosing a College/University for Chemical Engineering

As you explore Chemical Engineering as a major, be sure the college/university programs you are considering are accredited by ABET, which stands for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. To help you, AIChE created a list of all accredited programs.

See Accredited Chem-E Programs

Answers to Career FAQs by Chemical Engineer Members

We interviewed three AIChE members, representing different career paths in chemical engineering. They answer students' most frequently asked questions about education and launching their career.

Go to Career FAQs