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2019 AIChE Salary Survey: Overview

June
2019
Salary Survey
The results of AIChE’s biennial salary survey are in, revealing positive advances for the chemical engineering profession. The median annual salary of respondents to the 2019 survey is $126,000 — a 1.6% increase over the 2017 median of $124,000.

John J. McKetta, Jr. 1915 – 2019

January 15, 2019

John J. McKetta, Jr., a Fellow and former president of AIChE, and a mentor to generations of chemical engineers, died on January 15, 2019, in Austin, TX. He was 103.

Christine Seymour – Investing in the Future

AIChE Past President and Fellow, Christine Seymour, has made a tremendous personal commitment to the future of the profession by gifting one year of AIChE Young Professional membership for all Lehigh University BS Chemical Engineering graduates starting with the class of 2019.

Building Respectful and Inclusive Cultures

On Monday, October 29th 2018, at the 2018 AIChE Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, The AIChE Foundation in partnership with Chevron co-hosted a session titled “Conscious Inclusion, Building Respectful and Inclusive Cultures”.

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.

Leading a Diverse Team

December 18, 2018

Team members with different backgrounds can provide new perspectives and ideas that help fuel innovation and create more engaged employees.

Meet the Inaugural John C. Chen Endowment Recipients

October 31, 2018

Jennifer Sinclair Curtis, Dean of Engineering at the University of California, Davis, took time out during the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh to speak with Donna Bryant and Colin Young, the two inaugural scholarship recipients of the John C. Chen Endowment for Young Professional Leadership.

Career Corner: Leading a Diverse Team

December
2018
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
Last summer, I visited a client who runs a NJ-based engineering and manufacturing firm. He knows I’m a foodie, so he shared photos from his company’s Independence Day office party. Picture after picture showed Greek, Indian, Jamaican, Puerto Rican,...

Advice for Young Managers: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

December 3, 2018

Aretha Franklin famously sang “R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Find out what it means to me,” as a demand for equal treatment for women and minorities during a period of immense societal change.

Give a Great Presentation

October
2018
Career Catalyst
Robert W. Bly
You might be the one on stage, but the audience is the star of any good presentation. Follow this guidance to keep your focus on them.

Career Corner: Have You Been Bitten by the Entrepreneurship Bug?

October
2018
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
Entrepreneurship is not for wimps — the hours are long, pay is often irregular, vacations are short or nonexistent, and stress levels are high. Dedication to your “great idea” may be to the detriment of your relationships and, ultimately, that idea...

Featured Engage Discussions: September 2018

August 25, 2018

Discussions on Engage range from technical subjects to career advice. This month hot topics include writing great emails, courses and degrees beyond a bachelor's, and more.

CEP: Editorial - Engaging in Public Affairs

February
2014
Editorial
Cynthia Mascone
Students in the engineering and public policy (EPP) department worked on projects at the intersection of technology and society, like energy, the environment, and risk analysis. Those sounded interesting, so I enrolled in the ChE/EPP double-major program.

Young Professionals Point of View: Develop Your Emotional Intelligence

September
2018
YPOV
Seifullah Bello
Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand your emotions and the emotions of others. Emotions are expressions of core feelings, including happiness, sadness, anger, fear, and shame (1) . Everyone displays one or more of these emotions...

Career Corner: Speaking Up in Meetings

October
2017
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
Meetings are an inevitable part of the workweek for most of us. Whether it is a department staff meeting, senior executive briefing, or even an informal breakroom chat, we must interact with our coworkers, bosses, clients, and others. Knowing how to...

Editorial: Write Emails Others Will Love

September
2018
Editorial
Cynthia Mascone
I have a love-hate relationship with email. What I love: I can communicate at a time that is convenient for me; I can think about what I want to say before I say it; I can share information with multiple people at the same time; I have a record of...

Build an Effective Collaborative Team

August 28, 2018

Have a team effort ahead? Use these tips to collaborate effectively, even when you're in different locations and with different levels of technical skills and expertise.

Featured Engage Discussions: August 2018

August 24, 2018

Discussions on Engage range from technical subjects to career advice. This month hot topics include simulation software, PE licenses, online courses and degrees, and involvement in student chapters.

Managing Change

August 7, 2018

Change brings a dichotomy of emotions: we are either excited for, or absolutely dread, change. Learn to handle change better and manage positive change as a leader within your organization.

Cultivate and Sustain Motivation [Part 1]

August 2, 2018

Motivation can be nebulous, appearing and then simply disappearing. In a team environment, it is vital that you ensure it stays put to drive results and reach goals.

Millennials: The New Guard

August 1, 2018

Millennials will soon be the majority in the workplace. Learn how some companies are embracing their best attributes.

The 30-Minute Volunteer

April 16, 2018

Want to get involved but worried you don't have the time? Consider micro-volunteering to support AIChE and develop your skills.

First Year Dues Waiver for AIChE Young Professionals

January 15, 2018

To help the next generation of chemical engineers experience the benefits of AIChE membership and assimilate into the AIChE community, AIChE’s Board of Directors, at its June 2017 meeting, approved

Career Corner: Build an Effective Collaborative Team

August
2018
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
Engineering projects are typically complex and executed by multidisciplinary teams that must achieve project milestones on tight deadlines. To add to the complexity, team members may not know each other, come from disparate backgrounds, and work...

Lessons for the New Professor

July 27, 2018

Being a new professor comes with many new responsibilities and experiences. These tips will help you excel as a new ChemE professor.

July 2018 CEP Preview

July 20, 2018

This month: revisiting the O'Connell correlation, commonly overlooked codes and standards for piping, tips for team motivation, and much more.

Featured Engage Discussions: July 2018

July 18, 2018

Discussions on Engage range from technical subjects to career advice. This month hot topics include stress at college, workplace collaboration, and Millennials on the job.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Young Engineers Point of View: Lessons for the New Professor

July
2018
YPOV
Nastassja Lewinski
A new academic year is just around the corner, which means new beginnings. If you are starting your first faculty position, congratulations! This new role will demand your time, as well as skills and responsibilities you may not have tapped into before. I found the transition to be exciting and somewhat overwhelming. Any feelings of unease can be managed with careful planning and realistic expectations.

Cultivate and Sustain Motivation

July
2018
Career Catalyst
Chris Helbling
Motivation can be nebulous, appearing and then simply disappearing. In a team environment, it is vital that you ensure it stays put to drive results and reach goals.

Consider a Career in Biotech

June 26, 2018

Looking for a promising career direction? Biotech is a vast and diverse field and has growing opportunities.

Featured Engage Discussions: June 2018

June 18, 2018

Discussions on Engage range from technical subjects to career advice. Read on for more details about some of the current top discussions.

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