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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.

Build COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulation Apps for Chemical Engineers

Archived Webinar
Oct 13, 2016
Are you a chemical engineer looking to create and deploy simulation apps? If so, this webinar is for you. You will learn how to define and set up models in the Chemical Reaction Engineering Module in COMSOL Multiphysics® and see how to create an app from an existing simulation. With apps, which are...

The Nature of Ammonium Nitrate Decomposition and Explosions

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 27, 2017
Ammonium nitrate explosions can cause significant destruction as shown with examples in West, Texas (2013) and Tianjin, China (2015). Yet, ammonium...

La Educacion EN Seguridad De Procesos

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 11, 2016
LA EDUCACION EN SEGURIDAD DE PROCESOS Karina Isabel Peñaflor 1 , 1 Pan American Energy LLC Alem 1180 - Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires Buenos Aires...

Making Process Safety Personal - Engaging the Front Line

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 11, 2016
The front line is instrumental in implementing process safety, Yet they are rarely engaged in meaningful process safety discussions. We tend to...

The Future of the Lecture

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 19, 2014
The university is one of the oldest social institutions in our society, rivaled only by the church. However, many universities now are under...

Fundamentals of Model Based Loop Tuning

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2013
There are many methods to tune PID controllers. This presentation provides a tutorial on tuning PID process controllers using Internal Model Control...

Houston Process Safety Faculty Workshop

November 20, 2017

AIChE’s Center for Chemical Process Safety will present a chemical engineering faculty workshop sponsored by LyondellBasell in Houston on January 8-11, 2018.

Preparing Chemical Engineering Students for Industry

November
2017
Critical Issues
Joseph Alford, Thomas F. Edgar
Many chemical engineering courses do not reflect current practices in the chemical process industries (CPI). How should the core curriculum change to better align undergraduate training with industry needs?

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.

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.

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.

AIChE Journal Highlight: The Importance of Teaching Engineers Professional Skills

July
2017
Journal Highlight
Although technical ability is typically the primary focus of chemical engineering education, professional skills — such as communication, teamwork, ethical behavior, and time management — are often more important in an engineer’s career, Phil Wankat of Purdue Univ. says in the July AIChE Journal Perspective article, “Teaching Professional Skills.”

Free Faculty Process Safety Workshops

June 6, 2017

In recognition of the work that academic faculty do to prepare the next generation of chemical engineers, AIChE is partnering with industry leaders to provide free faculty workshops in process safe

Dow Solutionists in School

June 4, 2012

The Dow Solutionists in School program was created to spark innovation in students. Check out what Dow is doing to fuel interest in chemistry and the sciences.

ChemE Miles C. Barr Given Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for His Solar Innovation

March 8, 2012

Miles C. Barr, who recently received his PhD in chemical engineering from MIT, has just been awarded the prestigious $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for developing an innovative solar technology. His innovation is a new way to print solar cells directly onto a variety of surfaces, such as paper.

AIChE Journal Highlight: Use these Tools to Ease into Active Learning

December
2016
Journal Highlight
Numerous studies have demonstrated that active learning in the classroom is a more effective teaching method than the traditional lecture; this is true even when only a fraction of class time is devoted to active learning. Studies also show that...

Podcast Series Speaks to Top Chemical Engineers

December 21, 2016

As part of AIChE's Doing a World of Good campaign, we recently interviewed three prominent chemical engineers to discuss various aspects of their careers, including some of their personal achieveme

YCOSST at EPA’s P3 Sustainable Design Expo: People, Prosperity, and Planet

May 7, 2012

The P3 Program is a design competition sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency which promotes college students researching sustainable solutions to current and future issues. P3 stands for People, Prosperity and the Planet. Through this EPA program, college students can benefit people, promote prosperity and protect the planet by designing solutions that move us towards a sustainable future.

Teaching Safety in University Settings - GCPS Event

April 3, 2013

Process safety and a safety culture are needed in our higher education system not just to meet new ABET requirements, but also to meet the expectations of our industrial constituents, and to prepare students as responsible engineers.

How to Make the Most of Your Summer Internship

February 16, 2012

Okay, you’ve accepted a summer internship with Company X – what’s next? As you head to your new intern position this coming summer, here are a few tips to help make the most of your summer job.

K-12 Outreach: Hershey Company Shadow Program

November 25, 2011

For the past several years, the Susquehanna AIChE chapter has sponsored a shadow program for high school students at a handful of local businesses. One of the most active programs has been at The Hershey Company (THC). Each spring, a number of engineers at THC have been involved with a half-day shadow program that involves exposing four to six high school students to chemical engineering.

Video Games + Biology= Awesomeness!

December 6, 2010

There are many reasons why we game. Some game to escape, others to compete, and my personal favorite, to learn. Now, gamers have another—and even loftier—goal behind their time in front of the screen: contributing to science. Thanks to a new game developed by a team of bioinformaticians at McGill University, players can contribute in a fun way to genetic research.

How Green Is Your School?

August 12, 2015

Prospective college students interested in comparing colleges based on their commitment to environmentalism can look to Sierra Magazine’s ninth annual “Cool Schools” ranking of America’s greenest c

Interviews with Leading Engineers: Q&A with Kevin Joback

September 13, 2011

In an interview with Kevin Joback, president at Molecular Knowledge Systems, we discuss his upcoming course on process and product development. Kevin will be a speaker at AIChE's upcoming Northeast Regional Conference at the Chem Show in November.

Dr. John McKetta, Jr. Honored at Spring Meeting

April 30, 2013

Numerous AIChE members from academia and industry gathered Monday evening to honor the lifelong achievements and contributions of Dr. John McKetta, Jr., whose career touched the lives of literally thousands of young engineers.

AIChE at USASEF: Doing Our Part for STEM Education

May 9, 2014

What’s a hydrogel? How do chemical engineers design mixers for viscous fluids such as chocolate? These and other questions were answered at the AIChE-sponsored booth at the recent 3rd USA Science and Engineering Festival (USASEF) in Washington, D.C.

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