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.

Jul 09, 2019

Dow’s ongoing dedication to Doing a World of Good

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.

May 31, 2019

WISE Program Reunion Part 2: Doing a World of Good

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.

May 20, 2019

All For Good: Engineering for Inclusion

The AIChE Foundation’s Doing a World of Good campaign announced the launch of its latest initiative, All For Good: Engineering for Inclusion, a comprehensive, multi-year, industrywide collective effort to share best practices and fund programming to increase inclusion in the engi

May 13, 2019

Inspiring Global Advancement

The AIChE Foundation had the opportunity to chat with Fahima Rafiqi, a chemical engineering student at Manhattan College and Past Chair of the AIChE Executive Student Committee.
May 06, 2019

WISE Program Reunion Part 1: Doing a World of Good

In this episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet six past participants of the Washington Internships for Students in Engineering (WISE) Program how the program has shaped their thinking about government and industry partnership.

May 02, 2019

The Poddar Award for Rising Chemical Engineers

The AIChE Foundation had the opportunity to chat with Doing a World of Good champions, Syamal and Susmita Poddar on their generous support to endow The Poddar Award for Rising Chemical Engineers.

Apr 15, 2019

Fostering Inclusive Communities in Engineering

Fostering Inclusive Communities was part of the leadership development track at the AIChE Spring Meeting, and is a core program of the AIChE Foundation's recently launched All for Good: Engineering for Inclusion initiative.

Apr 11, 2019

Villanova University – Igniting Change

On February 1- 2, 2019, Villanova University along with CCPS held a very successful Student Process Safety boot camp. One of our largest process safety student boot camps, there were sixty – four students (57 Juniors and 7 Seniors) that came together to learn about process safety.

Mar 08, 2019

The Good Food Institute: Doing a World of Good

In this episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet Allison Berke, Liz Specht, and Elliot Swartz of the Good Food Institute, and learn more about the development of plant-based and cell-based meat products.

Feb 06, 2019

Deborah Grubbe and James Porter: Doing a World of Good

In this episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet Deborah Grubbe and James Porter, and learn how to use strategies for adding purpose to both your career and retirement goals.

Jan 11, 2019

LyondellBasell Safety Experts Advance Best Practices

LyondellBasell one of world’s the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies, teamed up with AIChE and CCPS hosting Chemical Engineering professors from around the world to deliver process safety best practices. Educators from the U.S.

Jan 09, 2019

Christine Seymour – Investing in the Future

AIChE Past President and Fellow, Christine Seymour, has made a tremendous personal commitment to the future of the profession by gifting one year of AIChE Young Professional membership for all Lehigh University BS Chemical Engineering graduates starting with the class of 2019.

Dec 19, 2018

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, 2018

Building Respectful and Inclusive Cultures

On Monday, October 29th 2018, at the 2018 AIChE Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, The AIChE Foundation in partnership with Chevron co-hosted a session titled “Conscious Inclusion, Building Respectful and Inclusive Cultures”.

Nov 15, 2018

Celebrating Women in Chemical Engineering

AIChE's Women’s Initiatives Committee (WIC) commemorated it’s 20th anniversary with a day-long special symposium at the Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh.

Nov 12, 2018

AIChE LGBTQ+ Student Ice Cream Social

On Saturday, October 27th at the  2018 AIChE Annual Student Conference in Pittsburgh the AIChE Foundation hosted the inaugural AIChE LGBTQ+ Ice Cream Social for students. The social was attended by over 100 AIChE students representing universities and student chapters across the globe.

Nov 09, 2018

A Hurricane Can’t Stop Students From Learning

On September 22-23, 2018 thirty students from North Carolina State University came together after a week of canceled classes due to Hurricane Florence and a stack of extra assignments to learn about process safety.

Sep 25, 2018

AIChE Foundation Newsletter

We are pleased to announce the AIChE Foundation newsletter which celebrates the good work we do around the globe thanks to the incredibly generous donors who make it all possible, and provide&nb

Sep 11, 2018

Lady De La Via, Doing a World of Good

The AIChE Foundation recently met with Lady De La Via, Reliability Engineer at Schlumberger. In 2010, Lady graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in chemical engineering.

Aug 27, 2018

Amita Gupta and Sujata Bhatia: Doing a World of Good

In this episode of the Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet Amita Gupta and Sujata Bhatia, two fascinating women using their considerable talents to help radically transform the medical and public health sectors.

Aug 15, 2018

BASF Hosts First Faculty Workshop on Process Safety

As a Founders’ Circle member of our Doing a World of Good campaign, BASF recently hosted their first process safety workshop to better educate faculty and provide an in-depth look at the importance of process safety education for undergraduates.

Jul 10, 2018

Gift from Eric Reiner Helps Launch LGBTQ+ & Allies Initiative

Eric S. Reiner, a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and a retired managing director at UBS AG (the Swiss bank), has kicked off the fundraising for AIChE’s new LGBTQ+ & Allies Initiative with a $50,000 donation.

Jun 07, 2018

Gilda Barabino, Christine Grant, and Paula Hammond: Doing a World of Good

In this episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet Gilda Barabino, Christine Grant, and Paula Hammond, all of whom are active in AIChE’s Minority Affairs Committee. Listen on the Giving site or subscribe in iTunes. This podcast is supported by a generous donation from Raj & Kamla Gupta.

May 11, 2018

Kelly Barb and John Cirucci: Doing a World of Good

In this episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet Kelly Barb and John Cirucci, co-chairs of AIChE's Global Social Initiatives Committee, a working group dedicated to promoting volunteerism and social action within the organization. Listen on the Giving site or subscribe in iTunes. This podcast is supported by a generous donation from Raj & Kamla Gupta.

Apr 03, 2018

Championing the Foundation and Doing a World of Good

Last year, Syamal and Susmita Poddar announced a matching gift challenge — offering to match dollar for dollar up to $20,000 all donations made to the Institute’s Annual Fund during year-end.

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 members with the AIChE 35 Under 35 Award for their significant contributions to the Institute and to the chemical eng

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 18, 2017

Check Out A Foundation Supported Session at Annual

Thanks to the generous support of our loyal donors to the Annual Fund, the AIChE Foundation sponsored the following sessions at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis. Attend one or all of the many events and sessions focusing on the positive societal impact made by chemical engine

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 process safety.

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.

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 14, 2017

Dow is Doing Good & Exceeding Expectations

For the second year in a row, Dow hosted a highly successful Faculty Workshop in Freeport, TX. On June 12 - 15th, 21 faculty members from 19 different universities were trained in process safety, part of the Undergraduate Process Safety Learning Initiative (UPSLI). 

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.

Jun 30, 2017

AIChE Foundation Awards Grants to Twelve Distinct Projects

We are pleased to announce that the AIChE Foundation has awarded 12 project grants for the second funding cycle of 2017. Bi-annually, the AIChE Foundation invites Operating Councils and Board Committees to submit funding proposals for impactful projects that further the Foundation’s Do

May 17, 2017

Scott D. Love: Being the Best Process Engineer You Can Be

Earlier this fall and at the Spring meeting, the AIChE Foundation had a chance to sit down with Scott Love and learn more about how his passion for process engineering and how AIChE can help raise awareness about what process engineers bring to the table.

Mar 10, 2017

International Student Chapter Leadership Development Travel Grant

As part of the Doing a World of Good campaign, the AIChE Foundation funded five students from around the world were recipients of an International Student Chapter Leadership Development Travel Grant to attend the 2017 Annual Student Conference.  This grant afforded most

Mar 10, 2017

Engineers without Borders and Travel Grant Winners

As part of its Doing a World of Good campaign, the AIChE Foundation funded two global engagement programs for student leaders at the Annual Student Conference in San Francisco last fall.

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 disciplines at a Disability Unity Community Convocation.

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 CCPS/AIChE on this recent Faculty Workshop, is one of the significant ways we are expanding our ongoing co

Aug 17, 2016

AIChE Institute Lecture renamed in honor of thermodynamics pioneer John M. ...

The chemical engineering community, as well as several organizations that employ chemical engineers, has come together under the auspices of the AIChE Foundation — the philanthropic arm of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) — to create an endowment to fund the organization’s ann

Aug 10, 2016

Archer Daniels Midland Doing a World of Good by Educating the Educators

On July 26th, 24 chemical engineering faculty members from 20 universities joined process safety leaders from ADM and the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) in Decatur, Ill, for a three day workshop to learn first-hand the process safety challenges ADM and the industry face.&nbs

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, Austin and Chicago. They have touched the lives of thousands of high school and middle school students.
Jun 03, 2016

John W. Prados, A well-deserved honor

The AIChE Foundation congratulates John W. Prados on receiving the honor bestowed upon him by the University of Tennessee as the inaugural member of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Hall of Fame.

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