2023 AIChE K-12 STEM Showcase | AIChE

2023 AIChE K-12 STEM Showcase

You're invited!  AIChE invites K-12 students, their parents, and educators to attend the AIChE K-12 STEM Showcase – an interactive opportunity to learn about STEM, Chemical Engineering, and different STEM career paths from real life STEM professionals!  Hear from exciting keynote speakers, watch as chemical engineers present hands-on STEM demonstrations, and get answers to all of your burning questions about STEM and chemical engineering!  AIChE is pleased to share that the 2023 AIChE K-12 STEM Showcase will take place in Orlando, FL.

When: Sunday, November 5, 2023 

Where: Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, FL 

Read on to learn more and register today!

Event Details & FAQs

How to register

Advanced registration is required.  Space is limited, so we encourage you to register early to guarantee your spot. 

Read the K-12 STEM Showcase Registration Policies


Who can attend?

AIChE invites all K-12 students, their parents, and educators to attend this exciting event.

All K-12 students must be accompanied by an adult chaperone (i.e. parent, teacher, guidance counselor, academic advisor, etc.). A single adult chaperone is asked to accompany a maximum of 8 students.

How much does it cost to attend the event?

The AIChE K-12 STEM Showcase is free for K-12 students, parents, and teachers, but advanced registration is required.

What can attendees look forward to?

During the AIChE K-12 STEM Showcase, K–12 students, along with their parents and educators, will enjoy the following schedule of events. More details, including the names of this year's speakers, will be announced later this year!

Schedule of events




9:00 AM-

10:00 AM


Arrive & check in. 

10:00 AM-

11:10 AM


Get excited about STEM and Chemical Engineering with the help of real life STEM professionals, including Kate the Chemist!

11:10 AM-

12:30 PM

STEM Demos

Interact with exciting AIChE member-led STEM demos, discussions, and experiments, covering a variety of topics.

K-12 students will receive a handout explaining the science behind each demo for continued take-home learning. 

Chaperones will receive a handout detailing the supplies, costs, procedure, & STEM concepts associated with each demo to allow for replication at home or in the classroom. 

12:30 PM-

1:15 PM

Lunch & Learn

Learn more about Chemical Engineering while you eat lunch with Chemical Engineering professionals and college students. 

1:15 PM-

1:30 PM

K-12 Competition Awards Ceremony

Find out if your favorite STEM demos earned prizes!

1:30 PM-

2:45 PM
AIChE Chem-E-Car Competition®️ Cheer on college students competing for the international title in the 25th Annual AIChE Chem-E-Car Competition®️

Who is AIChE?

AIChE is the world's leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 60,000 members from more than 110 countries.  Each year, over 1,500 chemical engineering undergraduate students and over 5,000 professional chemical engineers, faculty, and graduate students travel from all over the world to attend the AIChE Annual Meeting and Annual Student Conference. 

The AIChE K-12 STEM Showcase will take place during the AIChE Annual Meeting and Annual Student Conference, offering the next generation of STEM professionals (your K-12 students) a unique opportunity to learn more about STEM &Chemical Engineering directly from AIChE’s best and brightest Chemical Engineering professionals and students.

The AIChE STEM Showcase is generously supported by the AIChE Foundation and 3M and is made possible by AIChE members and volunteer leaders from our K-12 Committee, Executive Student Committee (ESC), participants in the AIChE K-12 STEM Outreach Competition, and general AIChE Annual Meeting and Annual Student Conference Attendees.

Looking to compete in the competition? Check out the competition here.


Contact us at k12@aiche.org.