The Doing a World of Good Campaign is one of the most ambitious fundraising programs in our history. AIChE expects to raise $15 million over five years that will be directed toward five transformative priorities. Each priority will advance chemical engineering and bring that expertise to bear in addressing societal needs. Reaching this goal will require the support of every member of the AIChE community, as well as our corporate partners and others who are passionate about meeting society’s greatest challenges.
Since the day AIChE was founded in 1908, its members have been united by a fundamental desire to be a positive force for change.
They solve societal problems and benefit humanity through the safe and responsible practice of chemical engineering. On the brink of new possibilities for chemical engineering, we invite you to join us in a leadership role to help shape the profession for the future.
Together, we can do a world of good.
Safety and Ethical Practice
As chemical engineers, we are committed to the safe and responsible practice of our profession. The Undergraduate Process Safety Learning Initiative is a major global effort and core campaign priority to accelerate process safety education and better prepare graduates for the workforce.
Establishing consensus guidelines and educational initiatives is key to our industry’s current and future success.
Attracting and Retaining the Best and the Brightest
If we are to push the boundaries of chemical engineering, then we must broaden our appeal by attracting people from communities not typically drawn to the profession. Encouraging diversity and inclusion promotes excellence in our profession.
Also, we must do everything possible to retain those whose contributions already elevate the field.
Education, Training and Career Development
AIChE is the “go-to” place for chemical engineers to expand their knowledge and build relationships that allow them to practice chemical engineering at its highest level. Funding education, training and career development programs helps develop tomorrow’s leaders.
It ensures that today’s chemical engineers have access to lifelong learning programs that allow them to fulfill their potential and positively impact the world.
Research and Innovation
As the world’s population continues to expand, it is crucial that chemical engineers find ways to meet our planet’s grand challenges in areas such as energy, health and nutrition, water, environment and sustainability. AIChE Industry Technology Groups are vital to our ability to respond to new opportunities, develop new methodologies and support chemical engineering students and professionals in entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity.
The world around us would be virtually unrecognizable without the contributions made by chemical engineers. Yet there is a significant gap between the good chemical engineers do and how the world perceives us.
Our ability to do good is influenced by the trust we earn, and by our effective communication of the positive impact chemical engineers make, as well as our commitment to upholding safety and ethical practice.
Your gift to AIChE helps chemical engineers do a world of good.
There has never been a time in history when sweeping change has come about faster. The way we communicate, educate, share information and purchase goods has transformed our entire society in just a few short years. The pace of change in chemical engineering is at least as rapid.
The growing importance of energy alternatives, advanced materials, biological and environmental engineering, sustainability awareness, smart manufacturing and water technology are some of the shifts we are seeing today—and the future promises to bring even more radical developments. As engineers, educators and corporate leaders, it is our obligation not to just keep up with these changes, but to drive them—to shape the future. The actions we take today will define chemical engineering for decades to come.
Increasing the AIChE Endowment is critical to the campaign and provides a secure and reliable source of funding to support vital programs across all priorities, both today and in the future. The success of the Doing a World of Good campaign will require support of every member of the AIChE community, as well as corporate partners and others who are passionate about meeting society’s greatest challenges.
On the brink of new possibilities for chemical engineering, we invite you to join us in a leadership role to help shape the profession for the future.
Together we can do a world of good.
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