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.
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.
The AIChE Foundation is pleased to announce that seven AIChE initiatives have been awarded grants in the amount of $90,000 for the 2018 first cycle of funding.
Help celebrate and advance inclusiveness by attending societal impact sessions at this year's spring meeting.
In this interview, Jakari shares his drive and enthusiasm for “giving back knowledge” to young kids by helping them learn and explore the great opportunities in STEM.
LyondellBasell, one of world’s the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies, along with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), teamed up to teach college professors about process safety best practices so they can in turn better prepare their students for entering the chem
On Thursday, November 30th the AIChE Foundation held its Corporate Council and Industry Leaders Forum to address the most pressing challenges facing the chemical engineering profession.
The AIChE Foundation had the honor of talking with Gerry Lessells, a pioneering driver and advocate for diversity, to learn more about what inspired his generous $50,000 matching gift to support the education of under-represented minority chemical engineers.
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.
Thank you for your support. Your generosity has been the driving force to advancing the chemical engineering profession and positively impacting our global society.
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
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.
Kelly Barb shares an inspirational story of how volunteering can make a difference across the world.
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
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.
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.
What would today’s world look like without the contributions of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)? It’s almost unfathomable.
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.
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.
Past AIChE Executive Director and Past Board of Trustees Chair, Glenn was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Chemical Engineers by the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin.
Shariq was honored at the 16th Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award Gala in New York City on June 20.
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).
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.
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
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.
A chemical engineering professor at Purdue University is taking an extracurricular step to send his school’s new ChE graduates on a prosperous career path.
Director of Development Stephanie Viola talks with Syamal Poddar, Vice Chair of the Fellows Council, Trustee, and recipient of the 2016 Philanthropist of the Year Award, to hear his insights and reflections on giving back.
Process Safety Boot Camps provide students with an overview of basic concepts in process safety extending beyond the classroom and help prepare students for their careers in industry.
John Televantos, a partner at Arsenal Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm, received the 2017 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Government and Industry Leaders (AGILE) Award. Following a special dinner in his honor the night before, Dr.
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
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.
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.
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.
The AIChE Foundation is pleased to announce that seven AIChE initiatives have been awarded grants for the 2017 first cycle of funding.
The AIChE Foundation helped support and develop the institute's first Disability Unity Convocation to raise awareness within the AIChE community regarding the needs and contributions of members with disabilities.
WACKER has made a multi-year commitment in support of AIChE’s global Undergraduate Process Safety Learning Initiative.
Cynthia Murphy-Ortega, portfolio manager with University Partnerships and Association Relations of Chevron Corporation, gave the keynote address at the Women's Initiative Committee (WIC) Luncheon at the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting.
This film celebrates innovators—bioengineers, chemical engineers, energy and sustainability professionals—creating solutions to make life better.
Eastman makes a leadership gift to support the AIChE Undergraduate Process Safety Learning Initiative. Eastman’s generous support reinforces its established partnership with AIChE.
Watch Jim Fitterling, COO of The Dow Chemical Company, expand on the main points of his speech at the 2016 Annual Student Conference "The Best Time to Be a Chemical Engineer."
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.
Fellow and long-time AIChE member and supporter, David Eckhardt sat down with AIChE's senior communications specialist Gordon Ellis to discuss his very generous endowment gift to support AIChE’s Northeast Regional conference.
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.
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.
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
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
AIChE members find meaningful ways to express their dedication to the Institute and chemical engineering profession through their endowment gifts.
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
We are pleased to announce that the AIChE Foundation has awarded 5 project grants for the summer funding cycle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The AIChE Foundation congratulates Andreas C. Kramvis, vice chairman, Honeywell on receiving the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Government and Industry Leaders (AGILE) Award for his innovative leadership.
2015 was a record-breaking year for the AIChE Foundation thanks to the generosity and support of over 3,431 loyal donors.
In 1968, Gerry Lessells initiated AIChE's effort to raise the profile of minority engineers in the Institute and the profession.
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.
Thanks to the generous support of Annual Fund donors, the AIChE Foundation has awarded over $75,000 in grants to 11 innovative initiatives.
Kate Ziemer, Professor of Northeastern University talks with CCPS's Shakeel Kadri about importance of process safety education and how CCPS's initiatives are shaping safety culture for both students and faculty.
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.
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.
The AIChE Foundation caught up with Peter Schwalbenberg, AIChE young professional to discuss his profession, personal aspirations and involvement in the Institute.
The 9th Annual Foundation Donor Recognition Dinner took place on Sunday, November 8th, at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City.
Interviews with some of MAC’s most prominent leaders and advocates: James Wei, Henry Brown, Otis Shelton, Lance Collins, Christine Grant, and Gerry Lessells.
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:
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.
Thanks to collaboration with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), an unwavering emphasis on chemical and process safety by The Dow Chemical Company will now be part of the curriculum for undergraduate chemical engineering students in the U.S.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“The Promise” — a short film about the legacy and future promise of chemical engineering — premiered at AIChE’s 2013 Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
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?
This short film, debuted at the 2014 Gala, provides a visual testament to the values and benefits of diversity and inclusion by highlighting those things which make us different and showing us how those differences come together to solve the problems of tomorrow.
This spring 60 chemical engineering undergraduates from the University of Michigan and the Colorado School of Mines both recently hosted two-day Process Safety Boot Camps for students on their campuses.