On May 11th, FOSSI founding partners AIChE, ACC, Chemours and HBCU Week Foundation announced a major milestone for the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative. 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!
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.
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, a Pew Postdoctoral Fellow in the Synthetic Biology Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was selected as the 2020 Langer Fellow. Eugenia received 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.
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.
Join our engaging Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) sessions at the 2021 AIChE® Virtual Spring Meeting and 17th Global Congress on Process Safety!
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.
The AIChE Foundation is 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.
AIChE announced the creation of a new fellowship program that will assist researchers in pursuing innovative technical work with the potential of making valuable contributions to society.
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 increase inclusion in engineering.
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.
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.
Ecolab joined the AIChE Foundation’s Doing a World of Good campaign as a Founders’ Circle member, to support two campaign transformative priorities.
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.
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.
AIChE and its subsidiary the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) partnered with Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber to host a process safety workshop in China.
The AIChE Foundation supported the travel of 28 AIChE undergraduate student members from Minority Serving Institutes (MSI) to attend the 2018 AIChE Annual Student Conference in Pittsburgh.
In 2018, Air Products became the first corporate donor to support AIChE's LGBTQ+ & Allies endowment fund. The gift was arranged by Dr. Roger Whitley, a Distinguished Engineer at the company.
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.
Help celebrate and advance inclusiveness by attending societal impact sessions at this year's spring meeting.
The AIChE Foundation is pleased to announce the following initiatives have been awarded grants for the 2019 first cycle of funding.
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.
More than fifty exceptional women from companies around the world participated at a Leadership Workshop for Rising Star Women in Engineering.
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.
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.
Thank you for your support. Your generosity has been the driving force to advancing the chemical engineering profession and positively impacting our global society.
In this episode, you'll meet Daniel Crowl, Andre Da Costa, and Teressa Szelest, three individuals committed to the improvement of process safety.
On October 28th, 2018, in conjunction with AIChE’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, the AIChE Foundation hosted its fifth Corporate Council and Industry Leaders Forum: Shaping the Future: Innovating Solutions to Address Industry and Society’s Most Pressing
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”.
Jennifer Sinclair Curtis had the opportunity during the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh to speak with Donna Bryant and Colin Young, the two inaugural scholarship recipients of the John C. Chen Endowment for Young Professional Leadership.
AIChE's Women’s Initiatives Committee (WIC) commemorated it’s 20th anniversary with a day-long special symposium at the Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh.
On Saturday, October 27th at the 2018 AIChE Annual Student Conference in Pittsburgh, the AIChE Foundation hosted the inaugural AIChE LGBTQ+ & Allies Ice Cream Social for students.
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.
In this episode, you'll meet Sujata Bhatia, Jonathan Galarraga, and Nick Martin, three individuals focused on expanding educational outcomes for the profession of chemical engineering.
This past August, Chemours welcomed 17 faculty members from around the globe at their manufacturing site in Fayetteville, NC for a three-day process safety workshop.
Research shows that workplace diversity can increase creativity, innovation, enhance decision making, and boost productivity.
In this episode, you'll meet Tony Butterfield, Stephanie Farrell, and Gayle Gibson, three of our members focused on raising awareness, offering support, and creating dialog for issues relevant to LGBTQ+ individuals within our profession.
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.
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.
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.
The AIChE Foundation is pleased to announce the following five initiatives have been awarded grants for the 2018 second cycle of funding.