Chemours Young Engineers Highlight What They Wished They Had Learned As An Undergraduate

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. This workshop is part of the global expansion of AIChE’s Undergraduate Process Safety Learning Initiative, which fosters the safe and ethical practice of chemical engineering - a core priority of the Doing a World of Good campaign.

Seven Chemours employees took the time to present and discuss the different safety operations that take place within their plants, from process safety management itself to risk and risk mitigation.

“This was very valuable experience for me as a new faculty. I am better aware of the training expected from ChE graduates.”

“Great experience, Chemours did a great job and really cared about teaching PSM to faculty, students and all young engineers.”

“This was a great extension from my initial SAChE workshop in Detroit of 1999. Great information and resources. Excellent host and site. “

Faculty members also had the opportunity to hear first-hand from Chemours young engineers, “what they wished they had learned before graduating,” which ended with a question and answer session.

Great Experience. All faculty should attend at some point. Thanks!


In addition, attendees got a deeper look into materials and resources that are at their disposal.

The final discussion honed in on how faculty members can integrate process safety into their undergraduate curriculum – which was a robust dialogue, including the below suggestions:

  • Introduce concepts and activities at a suitable knowledge level into the sophomore courses to increase awareness of process safety in sophomores.
  • Incorporate some real cases and events such as those found on the CSB videos into my classes.
  • Share my learnings from this workshop among the faculty of my department.


Doing a World of Good Through Safety and Ethical Practice

AIChE’s Doing a World of Good campaign is a 5-year, $15 million effort that brings together industry, academia and AIChE’s 60,000 members to collectively advance chemical engineering and bring that expertise to bear in addressing societal needs.

The Undergraduate Process Safety Learning Initiative is a major global effort and core campaign priority to accelerate process safety education and better prepare graduates for the workforce.

To learn more on how your company or University can get involved, please contact, Lisa Lanzkowsky at

Learn more about Safety and Ethical Practice, a core campaign priority to accelerate process safety education and better prepare graduates for the workforce.