Impact

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.

Dec 27, 2017

Individuals from around the globe joined #AllforGood

For the first time since the AIChE Foundation Doing a World of Good campaign’s launch, every meeting attendee had the opportunity to join the cause and have some fun at the Foundation’s #AllforGood wall.

Dec 20, 2017

Happy Holidays from the AIChE Foundation

Thank you for your support. Your generosity has been the driving force to advancing the chemical engineering profession and positively impacting our global society. 

Dec 05, 2017

AIChE® 35 Under 35 Award

At the 2017 Annual AIChE Meeting in Minneapolis, AIChE and the Young Professionals Committee (YPC) recognized and celebrated 35 outstanding young professional AIChE member

Nov 14, 2017

Henry Brown on the Future of Chemical Engineering Education

Henry Brown is one of the original advocates for under-represented minority chemical engineers in AIChE. AIChE's Gordon Ellis sat down with him to discuss the endowment in his name and the future of chemical engineering education.
Oct 13, 2017

The Fogler Endowment Student Donation Challenge

We are asking Scott’s students to come together toward a “donation challenge” in support of the H. Scott Fogler AIChE Chem-E-Car Competition® First Place Prize Endowment.
Oct 04, 2017

ADM Host Process Safety Faculty Workshop

Demonstrating their commitment to safety and ethical practice, Archer Daniels Midland Company hosted their 2nd annual - three-day workshop to train university faculty in pro

Sep 21, 2017

Fuel the Future of STEM

What would today’s world look like without the contributions of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)? It’s almost unfathomable.

Sep 14, 2017

Greg Yeo: Doing a World of Good

In this episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet Greg Yeo who talks about how "grit" has impacted his role as Chief Engineer at ExxonMobil Chemical Company. Listen on the Giving site or subscribe in iTunes.

Aug 15, 2017

Cato Laurencin: Doing a World of Good

In this episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet Cato Laurencin who talks about his work in regenerative engineering. Listen on the Giving site or subscribe in iTunes.

Jul 13, 2017

Together, we are changing the world.

In this episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet Frances Arnold who talks about her work in directed evolution. Listen on the Giving site or subscribe in iTunes.

Mar 09, 2017

Disability Unity Community Convocation

In Fall 2016, AIChE’s ChemEs with Disabilities Task Force, an offshoot of the Institute’s Societal Impact Operating Council, extended its outreach across professional discipline

Feb 21, 2017

A Remarkable Year of Empowering Good

In 2016, the AIChE Foundation advanced its mission to make the world a better and safer place through chemical engineering. Thanks to our generous supporters we are demonstrating our dedication to doing a world of good.
Nov 04, 2016

Shariq Yosufzai: Doing a World of Good

In the third episode of the AIChE-Doing a World of Good podcast series you'll meet Shariq Yosufzai, Chevron’s Vice President for Global Diversity, Ombuds, and University Relations. Listen on the Giving site or subscribe in iTunes.

Oct 11, 2016

Ed Cussler: Doing a World of Good

In the second episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast features Ed Cussler, Distinguished Institute professor at the University of Minnesota. Listen on the Giving site or subscribe in iTunes.

Sep 09, 2016

Raj Gupta: Doing a World of Good

In the first of the AIChE-Doing a World of Good podcast series Raj Gupta, shares a captivating story of his personal and professional journey to become a leader in the chemical industry. Listen on the Giving site or subscribe in iTunes.

Sep 08, 2016

Cargill: On a Journey To Do A World of Good

Process Safety Management is certainly not new to Cargill.  However, according to Cargill’s Vice President for Environment Health & Safety, Al Johnson, “Collaborating with C

Jul 19, 2016

Shaping Students into Future Leaders

Over the last few years, the Fuels and Petrochemicals Division has hosted annual K-12 OutReach Programs in San Antonio, New Orleans, Aus
Mar 04, 2016

Gerald Lessells

In 1968, Gerry Lessells initiated AIChE's effort to raise the profile of minority engineers in the Institute and the profession.

Feb 25, 2016

2015 WIC Travel Grant Award Winners

Enabling more women to attend an AIChE conference provides a valuable opportunity to advance their professional development via networking, shared resources, and increased visib

Jan 22, 2016

Sangtae Kim

The AIChE Foundation met with Sangtae “Sang” Kim, AIChE Trustee and Fellow, to discuss his passion for chemical engineering, philanthropy, and the Eureka moment he had last year which solved a 140 year-old problem in fluid mechanics.

Jan 13, 2016

Engineering Diversity and Inclusion Summit

Attendees at AIChE’s 2015 Annual Meeting helped plan the next-steps in the Institute’s work to advance inclusiveness in chemical engineering profession, at a summit devoted to better serving the Institute’s multi-faceted membership.
Jan 06, 2016

Peter Schwalbenberg

The AIChE Foundation caught up with Peter Schwalbenberg, AIChE young professional to discuss his profession, personal aspirations and involvement in the Institute.

Dec 11, 2015

Interviews with Pioneers of Diversity

Interviews with some of MAC’s most prominent leaders and advocates: James Wei, Henry Brown, Otis Shelton, Lance Collins, Christine Grant, and Gerry Lessells.
2015 AIChE Annual Student Conference in Salt Lake City with Peter Lederman, AIChE Foundation Chair
Dec 10, 2015

2015 International Travel Grant Awardees

This year, thanks to the generous support of donors, the AIChE Foundation provided travel grants that enabled 8 Interntional Student Leaders to attend the 2015 Annual Student Co

Dec 09, 2015

In Memory of Edgar Efren Pagan Ortiz

Edgar Efren Pagan Ortiz, 56, of Cary, NC, formerly of Ponce, Puerto Rico, passed away, Saturday, November 7, 2015 at WakeMed in Apex.

Nov 08, 2015

Leading the Way to a Safer World

The 2015 AIChE Gala raised more than $600,000 and celebrated CCPS's 30th anniversary by honoring leaders in process safety and their respective companies.

Sep 08, 2015

Jackie Ying

Jackie Ying is Executive Director, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, and a Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, at MIT.

Jul 09, 2015

Dr. Rajeev Gautam

Dr. Rajeev Gautam is President and CEO at UOP, a Honeywell Company.