AIChE Foundation Awards Grants to Five Diverse Projects

The AIChE Foundation is pleased to announce the following initiatives have been awarded grants for the 2018 second cycle of funding. Bi-annually, the AIChE Foundation invites Operating Councils and Board Committees to submit funding proposals for innovative projects that further the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good campaign priorities and enable the profession of chemical engineering to have a greater impact in the world. We would like to thank our leadership supporters for their generosity to the Annual Fund which enables the AIChE Foundation Board of Trustees to award funding to these important projects. 

The next funding cycle will open on October 1, 2018. If you have any questions and or would like to know more information, please contact Ayesha Mahmooda, Development Specialist,

2018 Second Cycle of Funded Projects

AIChE Chemical Engineering for Good Challenge

The Global Societal Impact Committee (GSIC), Student Chapters Committee, Sustainable Energy Forum and International Committee of AIChE are pleased to announce the 3rd annual ACE4G Challenge. This is a competition to encourage chemical engineering students and their partners to consider how chemical engineering know-how can be applied in an appropriate way on a small scale to improve the quality of life of communities in the developing world. AIChE student chapters are strongly encouraged to partner with organizations, such as Engineers Without Borders (EWB), with experience applying appropriate technology on micro scale projects in small technically unsophisticated communities. For more information on how your student chapter can participate, please click here.

Microbes at Biomedical Interfaces Topical

This topical conference will be held on Monday, October 29 at the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA and aims to develop a new platform for engineers, scientists, and physicians to discuss how chemical engineering principles can be employed to solve healthcare challenges and create novel materials and techniques for infection control. For information on the invited speakers, please click here

The Future of Energy and Disruptions to the Chemical Fuels Business

The AIChE Meeting Program Chairs have developed 2 special sessions titled: "The Future of Energy in the Region, Nation and World" and "What the Heck Happened? Past, Present & Future Disruptions to the Chemical/Fuels Business" to be held at the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. These sessions were designed to bring publicity, high-level recognition, and industrial connections, emphasizing industry with local and regional importance. The objective is to enhance connections between the academic side of Chemical Engineering, including graduate students and faculty who attend the Annual Meeting, with chemical engineers from two of the largest industries: energy and chemicals. For more information on this session, please click here.

AIChE Leadership Reception for LGBTQ Members and Allies

Join AIChE and the AIChE Foundation’s leadership on Tuesday, October 30th at the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA for the 3rd Annual reception for LGBTQ+ members and their allies. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, music, and an opportunity to network with other LGBTQ+ & Ally chemical engineers. Remarks will be made by industry leaders from industry, academia, and the AIChE Foundation, for more information on how you can join the movement, click here

Increasing Outreach and Inclusion for Chemical Engineering Students with Disabilities

Join the Chemical Engineers with Disabilities Taskforce for the fourth Disability Unity Community Convocation (DUCC) session and Chemical Engineers with Disabilities and Allies (ChEDA) reception at the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting. This reception has been a part of the Annual Meeting since 2013, the taskforce is dedicated towards providing a welcoming space for those with past or present lived experience with a disabling health condition in themselves or someone close to them (fellow employee, family member or friend), plus welcoming allies with an interest in promoting inclusion of and opportunities. Learn more about this community, click here.

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