AIChE Foundation Awards Grants to Three Innovative Projects

The AIChE Foundation is delighted to announce the following three projects were awarded grant funding for the 2021 first cycle of funding. Bi-annually, the AIChE Foundation invites Operating Councils and Board Committees to submit grant proposals for innovative projects that further the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good campaign priorities and advances the chemical engineering profession. 

We are deeply grateful to our dedicated Annual Fund donors for their sustained generosity, which enables the AIChE Foundation Board of Trustees to award funding to these transformative projects. 

The next funding cycle will open on March 30. If you have any questions regarding the grant funding process, please contact Ayesha Mahmooda, Development Specialist,

AIChE Chemical Engineering for Good Challenge (ACE4G)

The Global Societal Initiative Committee (GSIC) will host the annual AIChE Chemical Engineering for Good (ACE4G) competition, a global humanitarian program and competition that encourages students to improve the lives of those in developing countries through the practice of chemical engineering. For more information on how your student chapter can participate, please click here.

Intersectionality in Chemical Engineering Topical 

The AIChE Societal Impact Operating Council (SIOC) established a volunteer team of participants from the Minority Affairs Committee (MAC), Women in Chemical Engineering (WIC) and the LGBTQ+ & Allies community to host a three-part topical workshop series on Intersectionality in Chemical Engineering at the 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting. The inaugural sessions will highlight scientists and engineers that explore the role of intersectionality in the chemical engineering profession, both in the classroom and workplace. Additionally, the gathering will provide a space for discussion and provide guidance in efforts to improve inclusion. 

The Energy Innovation Corps (EIC) 

The Energy Innovation Corps (EIC) is a newly launched global workshop initiative that will engage students, faculty, engineers and scientists to address climate change. EIC members will collaborate with shared practices, data, output measurements supporting local projects and initiatives. An operating model will be developed to translate process improvement practices that have been used for decades across all industries. The students and professionals will be recruited from universities, companies and connected through AIChE’s Industry Technology Alliances and Technical Entities (ITAs). For more information, please click here.

Join your peers in underwriting a volunteer-led grassroots project!