About LGBTQ+ and Allies | AIChE


The LGBTQ+ & Allies Initiative was formalized as a committee in 2019. Its mission is to increase the inclusion, participation, and progress of all gender and sexual minorities within the field of chemical engineering.


  • Create a welcoming community and network of support for LGBTQ+ engineers and allies
  • Promote representation of LGBTQ+ communities in chemical engineering academia and industry
  • Educate chemical engineers and related professionals about LGBTQ+ issues
  • Reinforce AIChE’s image as a welcoming organization for all underrepresented groups


  • Develop, organize, and facilitate programming and social events for national and regional meetings related to the LGBTQ+ community and allies in the field of chemical engineering
  • Integrate activities with other intersecting AIChE groups concerned with inclusion and diversity
  • Make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding AIChE policies and activities that are pertinent to the LGBTQ+ community
  • Develop and provide educational materials related to being a LGBTQ+ engineer and supporting LGBTQ+ engineers in the workplace and in academia
  • Secure donations and foundation support for committee events and sponsored activities

Read LGBTQ+ & Allies Initiative Bylaws

How can you help?

We're looking for new committee members to help grow the LGBTQ+ & Allies initiative. If you're interested, contact chair Alon McCormick.