For nearly two decades, June Wispelwey’s outstanding leadership at AIChE led to the founding of the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) and to ensuring the long-term stability of AIChE. The June C. Wispelwey Bio Leadership Fellowship was established to recognize her work and legacy.
Following are stories about seasoned chemical engineers, students who aspire to be chemical engineers, and people who inspire chemical engineers. Plus, see updates about the AIChE foundation and its progress.
On March 8, International Women’s Day, Celanese collaborated with AIChE to host a virtual Leadership Workshop for Rising Star Women Engineers. Convening Celanese engineers worldwide on this particular day was a meaningful opportunity to bring valuable and empowering information to those seeking to enhance their engineering careers.
Last spring, the AIChE® Foundation in collaboration with the Institute’s Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) launched the Be the Change matching gift challenge underwritten by Drs. Arindam & Gopa Bose. We had the opportunity to invite SBE student member recipients to share their experiences and gratitude.
The AIChE® Foundation is delighted to announce five exciting projects funded by the Annual Fund.
Lifetime philanthropists, Syamal and Susmita Poddar believe investing in today’s young ChEs ensures that these early-career professionals will enhance the skills they learned as student members. The third Poddar Rising Engineer is already following in their lead.
In this episode, you will hear from two young professional process engineers about their respective paths that led them to process engineering, how early recognition by AIChE as promising young ChEs helped overcome challenges, the importance of process engineers, and their goals for the future.
Lifetime AIChE philanthropists Scott and Karen Love believe that investing in today’s female ChEs will advance our profession’s ability to value and include diverse perspectives and experiences. Their support enhances WIC’s ability to engage, educate and elevate as we seek parity in the profession.
In the inaugural IDEAL Conversation, the DORIC committee gave tips for inclusive communication that addresses different abilities and communication styles, with an emphasis on presentations.
The AIChE® Foundation and Environmental Division is pleased to announce our latest collaboration, the Environmental Division Endowment Fund.
AIChE Foundation is delighted to welcome four new Trustees, and the 2022 Chair and Vice Chair, whose commitment to AIChE and the Doing a World of Good campaign is supporting extraordinary change.
The Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) hosted its first virtual live meeting for FOSSI scholars.
Nearly $1MM was contributed by individual donors in 2021. This record-breaking support is spurring extraordinary activity throughout the Doing a World of Good campaign.
Thanks to the generous support of corporations, foundations and individual donors, AIChE will recognize Regenerative Engineering leaders, including researchers, teachers and mentors, in honor of Dr. Cato T. Laurencin.
The AIChE Foundation's signature event, Leadership Workshop for Rising Star Women Engineers drew nearly 250 women from both industry and academia. The Rising Star Leadership Workshop for high performing women engineers is a program for early to mid-career women utilizing best practices and leading research on gender to advance professional goals.
The AIChE Foundation wishes you a happy and healthy new year.
AIChE presented the 2021 Langer Prize to Aditya M. Kunjapur. Each year, an unrestricted grant of up to $100,000 is awarded to an individual or group of creative early-career researchers to pursue blue sky ideas potentially leading to technical and commercial innovations.
The AIChE Foundation is pleased to announce the LGBTQ+ & Allies Initiative Endowment, Celebrating PRIDE and Allyship matching gift challenge raised over $11,000.
Long-time AIChE volunteer leaders leverage their company’s matching gift programs to increase their ability to gift professional membership to graduating Lehigh University BSChEs.
The 2021 AIChE Gala raised more than $530K! We celebrated the contributions of Moderna and presented AIChE’s Doing a World of Good Medal to fellow founding partners of Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI), showcasing the good works of chemical engineers.
The Foundation’s Trustees collectively committed $125,000 to support the Doing a World of Good campaign and challenge you, their peers, to share the joy with a contribution by 31 December.
The Ohio State University Student Chapter pilots the Dow K-12 STEM Ambassador Program in Columbus, OH classrooms. Thanks to the generosity of AIChE Foundation Trustee, Dan Coombs, and his wife Ellen, both Buckeyes, and Dow, which donated the content, including experiments, and supported the students with classroom best practices and other trainings.
AIChE’s LGBTQ+ & Allies community was supported early on with a financial gift from Air Products enabling an inclusive and welcoming environment where all people are valued and respected, fostering their dreams to become chemical engineers.
Check out the 2021 AIChE Foundation Fall Newsletter! Learn how our extraordinary donors are impacting the next generation.
On October 1, the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) participated in the HBCU Week College Fair and announced the opening of the application process for the second class of FOSSI scholars.
In honor of LGBTQ+ History Month in October, our LGBTQ+ & Allies Initiative steering committee has underwritten a $10,000 matching gift challenge, Celebrating PRIDE and Allyship. Join us in being the change with your generous gift.
Fueled by donor support, Jens Nielsen was named the inaugural recipient of the Gregory N. Stephanopoulos Award in Metabolic Engineering.
AIChE Legacy Society members have thoughtfully included AIChE in their legacy planning ensuring ongoing support of the extraordinary in the future.
The Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) is thrilled to welcome the inaugural class of FOSSI scholarship recipients.
On July 30, the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) celebrated its inaugural class at a virtual welcome event.
AIChE Foundation is proud to highlight and thank Celanese for its extraordinary leadership and contributions to Being the Change!
AIChE is thrilled to bring our Rising Star Leadership Workshop to the Technical Leadership Women’s Forum at 3M for an exclusive session.
The AIChE Foundation is delighted to announce the five projects awarded grant funding for the 2021 second funding cycle.
Check out the 2021 AIChE® Foundation Doing a World of Good campaign report! Celebrating the extraordinary work of engineers and demonstrating what is possible when we come together as philanthropists investing in the profession.
In this episode, you will hear from empowering women process engineers on their career journeys in navigating mentorship and industry. Also key advice on how to develop one's career, growth and allyship.
This year’s deadline for the Minority Affairs Committee scholarships is fast approaching – July 15th. These prestigious scholarships are funded by the Foundation’s Henry T. and Melinda C. Brown Endowment for the Education of Underrepresented Minority Chemical Engineers.
FOSSI founding partners AIChE, ACC, Chemours and HBCU Week Foundation announced a major milestone. With funding from 43 chemical manufacturers and related industry stakeholders, the inaugural goal to fund scholarships for 150 students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) has been met and surpassed!
Check out the AIChE Foundation’s Doing a World of Good eight-page insert feature in May 2021 issue of the Chemical Engineering Process (CEP) Magazine. We are deeply grateful to our community of 6,500+ individual donors and corporate partners who have made the campaign a tremendous success.
María Eugenia Inda, the 2020 Langer Fellow was awarded funding of $75,000 to support her research to develop novel non-invasive strategies for the early diagnosis and alleviation of inflammation in intestinal disorders, with an initial application for infants.
Join our engaging Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) sessions at the 2021 AIChE® Virtual Spring Meeting and 17th Global Congress on Process Safety!
Chris Jahn, President & CEO of the American Chemistry Council hosted fellow Future of STEM Scholar Initiative (FOSSI) Founding Partners Mark Vergnano, President & CEO, Chemours; Ashley Christopher, CEO, HBCU Week Foundation; and June Wispelwey, to brief executives from 13 ACC member companies on the recently launched program, FOSSI.
Meet two future chemical engineering leaders, Carlos Prieto-Perez and Elizabeth Haughton. They shared their personal journeys with the AIChE Foundation Board of Trustees at the spring business meeting.
As we reflect one year after the passing of Henry T. Brown, we are buoyed by the amazing work done in his name as we turn to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Minority Affairs Committee (MAC).
The AIChE Foundation had the opportunity to connect the 2020 Poddar Rising Chemical Engineer Awardee, Laura Andrea Acosta Figueredo, to the couple who generously launched and endowed the award, Syamal and Susmita Poddar.
Tune into the latest podcast episode featuring AIChE Young Professionals, discussing the importance of LGBTQ+ & Allies inclusivity, visibility within industry and academia and the value of mentorship.
We are delighted to announce Drs. Arindam and Gopa Bose for their champion $25,000 matching gift challenge to support AIChE's Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) student programming. All gifts made now through May 31, 2021 will be matched dollar for dollar.
We are delighted to announce the following three projects were awarded grant funding for the 2021 first cycle of funding.
In the midst of a global pandemic, the AIChE VCU student chapter organized a Zoom gathering to celebrate PRIDE, how to be an ally and the importance of LGBTQ+ safe zones on campus.
The AIChE® Foundation wishes you and your family a joyous holiday season and a happy and healthy new year.
The AIChE ® Foundation is excited to showcase the robust programming series made possible by our All For Good: Engineering for Inclusion initiative.
The Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) application is OPEN! Learn how you can get involved and help spread the word about this transformative opportunity with your local communities’ teachers, parents and students.
Join us this giving season in supporting the AIChE® Foundation to #ShareTheGood. Despite the challenges we’ve all experienced this year, our profession continues to advance, evolve and transform.
Dr. Amir Nashat and Dr. César de la Fuente discuss the importance of the Langer Prize and how it's designed to help talented researchers and entrepreneurs further their work.
The AIChE Foundation welcomed Camille Batiste, President, Global Supply Chain from Archer Daniels Midland at the Women in Chemical Engineering (WIC) Keynote address.
The AIChE Foundation was thrilled to host several networking sessions highlighting ChemEs Doing a World of Good during the 2020 Virtual Spring Meeting and 16th GCPS. More than 100 meeting participants joined throughout the week to network and socialize.
The AIChE Foundation Fall 2020 Newsletter features inspiring stories of how our 60,000+ members are at the forefront of creating a more equitable, diverse and inclusive workforce for all chemical engineers.
Leonardo Santos Barbosa and Abidemi Awojuyigbe, past grant beneficiaries expressed their gratitude to the Foundation Board of Trustees for investing in the next generation. They shared inspiring stories of how receiving an AIChE International Student Chapter Leadership travel grant and Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) Scholarship Award for College Students made a difference on their path to earning a chemical engineering degree.
MAC hosted a poster session to kick off the Eminent Engineers Awards Ceremony at the 2019 Annual Meeting. Thirteen graduate and undergraduate students were awarded travel grants, funded by AIChE Foundation donors, to attend the conference and present their posters.
Thanks to our dedicated Annual Fund donors, the Foundation funded five community driven projects with grant awards totaling $84,000 this year. Since 2012, the Annual Fund has provided $2MM in grant funding for 98 projects lead by our membership to advance the profession.
Jennifer Sinclair Curtis, Dean, College of Engineering, UC Davis along with Kathy Chen, the late Dr. John C. Chen’s wife, hosted a virtual coffee chat via Zoom with past Chen Awardees: Donna Bryant (2018), Colin Young (2018) and Julia Lin (2019) to hear about their professional journey since selection.
AIChE held its third annual and inaugural Rising Star workshop with over 65 talented women from industry and academia across the country! The workshop was a huge success, increasing the accessibility of the program to a substantially broader group of women.
Dr. Peter B. Lederman, an AIChE Fellow, past chair of the AIChE Foundation and former director who made extensive humanitarian and leadership contributions to AIChE and the chemical engineering profession across decades, passed away on June 9, 2020. He was 88.
The 2020 Doing a World of Good Campaign report highlights the lasting change we’ve put into motion for the betterment of humanity through chemical engineering. We are grateful for our community of 6,000+ industry partners and individual donors!
Executives representing more than two dozen companies gathered online at the AIChE Foundation’s Corporate Council and Leadership Forum to discuss their organizations’ responses to COVID-19 — and offered reflections about the changes wrought by the pandemic.
Listen to 3M and Eastman Chemical Company's response efforts to COVID-19, ramping up the production of PPE and how they are handling the growing demand.
In this Doing a World of Good Raj and Kamla Gupta Podcast episode, host Bob Knorpp speaks with the three curators of the Career Discovery Method; Dr. Monty Alger, Dr. John Jordan, and Dr. Darrell Velegol. They discuss what led to the formation of the Career Discovery method.
The AIChE Foundation is deeply grateful to Gregory and Allyson, children of the late Henry T. and Melinda C. Brown for including AIChE in Henry’s obituary.
Even during these challenging times, the AIChE Foundation is humbled to announce Syamal and Susmita Poddar generously contributed $15,000 for a matching gift challenge. All donations made through May 31st will be matched dollar for dollar! We greatly appreciate any support and thank you for doubling your impact.
Listen to the first of a special series of the Doing a World of Good Podcast, generously underwritten by Raj and Kamla Gupta, focused on how chemical engineers and our industry are addressing the coronavirus pandemic.
In this Doing a World of Good Raj and Kamla Gupta Podcast episode, host Bob Knorpp speaks with Dr. Lucas Landherr, an Associate Teaching Professor of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University and the current chair of the K-12 Committee; Ms.
In this Doing a World of Good Raj and Kamla Gupta Podcast episode, Dr. Joan Brennecke and José Bravo discuss the importance of distillation technology.
In this episode of the Doing a World of Good Raj and Kamla Gupta Podcast, you will meet Ana Davis and Zenaida Gephardt, two trailblazing role models in the chemical engineering profession.
Henry T. Brown, an AIChE leader whose devotion to equity for minority engineers made an indelible impression on the life of AIChE and the countless chemical engineers who he mentored and encouraged, died on February 13, 2020 (at the age of 87), in Weston, MA.
In 2019, the AIChE Foundation supported its growing membership by launching three International Regional conferences that were held in South Korea, Brazil and Greece.
In this Doing a World of Good Raj and Kamla Gupta Podcast episode meet Dr. Jay Keasling, who discusses his team’s pioneering efforts in the metabolic engineering space and receiving the 2019 Doing a World of Good medal.
The 2019 AIChE Gala, Doing a World of Good, featured two exceptional pre-event leadership programs. A Rising Star workshop for women and a Leadership Equity program to advance underrepresented engineers toward executive level roles.
The AIChE Foundation is pleased to announce the following projects have been awarded grants for the 2020 first cycle of funding.
The inaugural AIChE K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Outreach Competition was held during the 2019 Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL.
AIChE has awarded its first Langer Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Excellence to César de la Fuente, Presidential Assistant Professor in the departments of bioengineering, microbiology and psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania.
In this episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good Raj and Kamla Gupta Podcast, you'll meet Jessica Boyer and Jenna Caputo. They talk about the importance of the Rising Stars Leadership Workshop to recognize and encourage the efforts of women in our industry.
The “What Chemical Engineers Do” film premiered at the 2019 AIChE Gala. This film illustrates the substance and breadth of chemical engineering's contributions, and hopes to inspire young people and the public to seek a better understanding and take more interest in chemical engineering.
Your generosity has been the driving force to advancing the chemical engineering profession and positively impacting our global society.
During this holiday season, please join AIChE in making a year-end gift that will send a powerful message that we as chemical engineers, are committed to being a positive force for change. Thank you for your generosity and happy holidays from our family to yours!
In this episode of the Doing a World of Good Raj and Kamla Gupta Podcast, you will meet Cari Parker, David Miller, and Teni Butler discuss Eastman's successful roll-out of the SAChE® (Safety and Chemical Engineering Education) Curriculum to their 2019 summer interns.
Each fall semester ushers in new students, new classes, new things to learn, and this year the first of its kind student boot camp. The weekend of October 11th, a Student Process Safety boot camp was co- sponsored by Chemours and Syngenta along with CCPS at North Carolina Agricul
From Margaret Hutchinson Rousseau, to Mae Jemison, Barbara Minor to Frances Arnold, these trailblazing and brilliant chemical engineers have inspired thousands of women and underrepresented groups to follow in their footsteps to change the course of history and become chemical engineers.
Over the past summer, while many of us were vacationing, over 130 faculty members from around the globe took time out of their well-earned summer breaks to attend our industry led process safety workshops, through AIChE’s Undergraduate Process Safety Learning Initiative (UPSLI). Wo
We are pleased to announce the fall newsletter which highlights stories on how we are at the forefront of creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce for all chemical engineers.
The AIChE Foundation is pleased to announce a new lectureship inspired by the career contributions of William R. Schowalter.
While many of us were frolicking on the beach this summer, a new program debuted to the summer interns at Eastman in Kingsport, Tenn.
In this episode of the Doing a World of Good Raj and Kamla Gupta Podcast, you will meet Lilia Abron and Gilda Barabino, two trailblazing role models in the field of chemical engineering.
Demonstrating their commitment to safety and ethical practice, on June 10 - 13th, 2019, Dow hosted a highly successful three-day workshop to train faculty members from Universities across the country how process safety is put into industrial practice.
The AIChE Foundation is pleased to announce the following eight innovative projects have been awarded grants for the second funding cycle of 2019.
AIChE’s recently launched All for Good: Engineering for Inclusion initiative participated in the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Future Leaders: Leveraging Corporate Citizenship to Attract and Retain New Talent (Future Leaders).
On June 14th the Centro Universitário SENAI CIMATEC AIChE Student Chapter came together to celebrate pride with ice cream.
In this episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll hear the second of our two-part discussion with six past participants about their Washington Internship for Students of engineering (WISE) experience and how it enhances careers.