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.

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 Hosts 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.

Jun 02, 2016

Educating the next generation of chemical engineers

AIChE and the Center for Chemical Process Safety, (CCPS) conducted a two-day Mini-Process Safety Boot Camp with chemical engineering students at the University of California, Berkeley on April 2-3, 2016.

May 11, 2016

Undergraduate Process Safety Learning Initiative

AIChE recognizes that the best way to lead the way to a safer world is through transforming Chemical Engineering Education. Although companies have extensive safety training programs, chemical engineering graduates currently enter the workforce with limited Process Safety Education.

Apr 25, 2016

Announcing Doing a World of Good Campaign Co-Chairs

The AIChE Foundation announces Jim Fitterling, president and chief operating officer of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), and John Y. Televantos, partner at Arsenal Capital Partners, as co-chairs of the Doing a World of Good campaign. 

Mar 04, 2016

Gerald Lessells

In 1968, Gerry Lessells initiated AIChE's effort to raise the profile of minority engineers in the Institute and the profession.

Feb 25, 2016

2015 WIC Travel Grant Award Winners

Enabling more women to attend an AIChE conference provides a valuable opportunity to advance their professional development via networking, shared resources, and increased visibility within AIChE and the profession.

Jan 22, 2016

Sangtae Kim

The AIChE Foundation met with Sangtae “Sang” Kim, AIChE Trustee and Fellow, to discuss his passion for chemical engineering, philanthropy, and the Eureka moment he had last year which solved a 140 year-old problem in fluid mechanics.

Jan 13, 2016

Engineering Diversity and Inclusion Summit

Attendees at AIChE’s 2015 Annual Meeting helped plan the next-steps in the Institute’s work to advance inclusiveness in chemical engineering profession, at a summit devoted to better serving the Institute’s multi-faceted membership.

Jan 06, 2016

Peter Schwalbenberg

The AIChE Foundation caught up with Peter Schwalbenberg, AIChE young professional to discuss his profession, personal aspirations and involvement in the Institute.

Dec 11, 2015

Interviews with Pioneers of Diversity

Interviews with some of MAC’s most prominent leaders and advocates: James Wei, Henry Brown, Otis Shelton, Lance Collins, Christine Grant, and Gerry Lessells.

2015 AIChE Annual Student Conference in Salt Lake City with Peter Lederman, AIChE Foundation Chair
Dec 10, 2015

2015 International Travel Grant Awardees

This year, thanks to the generous support of donors, the AIChE Foundation provided travel grants that enabled 8 Interntional Student Leaders to attend the 2015 Annual Student Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

AIChE is pleased to have invited the following grant recipients:

Dec 09, 2015

In Memory of Edgar Efren Pagan Ortiz

Edgar Efren Pagan Ortiz, 56, of Cary, NC, formerly of Ponce, Puerto Rico, passed away, Saturday, November 7, 2015 at WakeMed in Apex. Edgar was a longtime member of AIChE for thirty-five years.

Nov 08, 2015

Leading the Way to a Safer World

The 2015 AIChE Gala raised more than $600,000 and celebrated CCPS's 30th anniversary by honoring leaders in process safety and their respective companies. Funds raised at the gala will help advance process safety knowledge and expertise of chemical engineering graduates worldwide.

Oct 21, 2015

Lifetime Giving Society Renamed to Honor John McKetta

In celebration of John’s 100th birthday on October 17th and in fitting gratitude for all John has done for the Institute and the profession, the AIChE Foundation Board of Trustees Executive Committee has officially renamed the AIChE Cumulative Giving Society to the “John J.

Sep 08, 2015

Kristala L. Jones Prather

Kristala L. Jones Prather is an Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, and Head, Prather Research Group, at MIT. The AIChE Foundation caught up with Kristala to discuss her profession, research, and involvement in AIChE.

Sep 08, 2015

Jackie Ying

Jackie Ying is Executive Director, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, and a Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, at MIT.

The AIChE Foundation had an opportunity to chat with Jackie about her profession and how AIChE has played a part.

Jul 09, 2015

Dr. Rajeev Gautam

Dr. Rajeev Gautam is President and CEO at UOP, a Honeywell Company.

AIChE Foundation: What is it about chemical engineering that you’re most passionate about?

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