General Interest (Professional Development)

Project Management for Chemical Engineers

Face-to-Face Course
In today’s global and fast-paced world, the ability to manage complex projects is vital to keep up with the chemical industry’s demands and needs...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Share Your Input for AIChE's Strategic Plan

March 8, 2018

AIChE is developing a new strategic plan — with the aim of guiding the Institute toward success in the 21st century. AIChE is seeking input from current members, potential future members, and stakeholders. Complete the survey by March 30, 2018.

Innovation in Improving Performance

Archived Webinar
Apr 17, 2013
This webinar focuses on ideas for improving the performance of individuals who work in industrial settings.

Critically Thinking About Critical Thinking

Archived Webinar
Oct 24, 2012
Have you ever examined another person's solution to a problem and found yourself frustrated and asking yourself "What were they thinking?" when you realize that the person's actions actually...

Working Across Distances: The Challenge of Global Teams

Archived Webinar
Oct 17, 2012
Teamwork can be challenging, especially when a project involves people in multiple locations or time zones, and of various cultural backgrounds. This webinar lays the groundwork for practicing...

How to be an Expert Witness in an Adversarial Proceeding

Archived Webinar
Feb 3, 2009
Dr. Joseph J. Cramer will give fellow engineers insight into the nature of a trial or administrative law proceeding, and show how this type of adversarial proceeding differs from the collegial...

How the Chemical Engineer Will Shape the 21st Century

Archived Webinar
Dec 2, 2008
The current global economic meltdown, along with imbalances in energy ecology and equity, imply that the fundamental backbone of the global industrial world needs reinventing. This reinvention must...

Become a Better Writer

April
2017
Career Catalyst
Robert W. Bly
You may call yourself an engineer, but you’re also a writer. Follow these 10 tips to improve your writing.

YPOV: Happy Hour Etiquette: How to Behave at After-Hours Functions

November
2016
YPOV
Emily Frangenberg
The end of the year is fast approaching, which means countless office holiday parties are just around the corner. Attending a work holiday party or happy hour can be a fun way to engage and network with coworkers in a relaxed setting. However, if...

Leadership Q&A: Leading a Business from Startup to Scaleup

November
2016
Leadership Q&A
Genomatica, a bioengineering technology leader, has successfully grown past its startup phase and has established a presence in the chemical industry. It has raised over $100 million in financing, built partnerships with some of the largest global...

2015 AIChE Salary Survey

June
2015
Salary Survey
Chemical engineers continue to earn more than the average U.S. worker. The median salary of survey respondents is $127,000 — a 5.8% increase over the median reported in 2013. This is an expanded version of an article that appeared in the June 2015 issue of Chemical Engineering Progress.

Leadership Q&A: Keep the Long-Term in Mind

May
2016
Leadership Q&A
Bhavesh (Bob) Patel, CEO and chairman of the management board of LyondellBasell, talks to CEP about his strategy for leading one of the largest plastics, chemicals, and refining companies in the world. In 2010–2011, faced with significant debt and soft demand, the company had to restructure and cut costs. Emerging from those dark times, LyondellBasell is now focused on growth and expanding its operations where it has a competitive advantage.

Great Companies for Women Engineers

September
2003
Career Catalyst
Cynthia F. Mascone
The keys to building a talented workforce: benefits that enable employees to balance their work and personal lives; stimulating and challenging assignments; and a culture that allows all employees to reach their full potential.

Solve Problems Inventively

April
2005
Career Catalyst
Jack Hipple
The TRIZ methodology encourages you to approach problems from a different angle. Here’s a primer on the basics of the technique and the tools available to implement it.

What's Your Problem Solving Style?

August
2004
Career Catalyst
Jack Hipple
Understand how you and others solve problems, and use that knowledge to cultivate organizational relationships and improve individual and team efforts.

Ethics — Examining Your Engineering Responsibility

February
2015
Career Catalyst
Deborah Grubbe
Engineering ethics frequently has nothing to do with technology and everything to do with communication, thought and decision-making patterns, and conflicts around time and money.

Humanitarian Chemical Engineering

April
2015
Career Catalyst
Jeremy D. Bendik-Keymer, Nwaynay Hlaing, Daniel Lacks, Evelyn B. Taboada
A broader view of ethics and professional responsibility considers the engineer’s impact on humanity.

5 Reasons You Need to Attend Trade Shows

August
2011
Career Catalyst
Joe Bevacqua
Convincing your boss to send you to a trade show can be challenging. Here are five ways you and your employer will benefit, plus tips on how to get the most out of your visit.

Employment of Chemical Engineers

January
2002
Special Section
Freeman Self , Freeman Self
An analysis of past employment data can help identify future trends in chemical engineering. FreemanSelf-EdEkholm-

Profile: Emily Leproust: Revolutionizing DNA Syntheses

December
2015
Profile
Emily Leproust, CEO and co-founder of Twist Bioscience, is reinventing the wheel when it comes to DNA synthesis. “I have one goal with respect to DNA synthesis — that’s to make cloning obsolete,” she says. Synthetic DNA can...

To Engineer or Not? That is the Question

August
2005
Career Catalyst
Edward Yannul
The more important question is “how much to engineer?” Use this technique to evaluate the level of engineering effort required, and justified, for a project.

A ChE's Tradeshow Survival Guide

February
2006
Career Catalyst
Cynthia F. Mascone
It can be a jungle out there on the exhibit floor. Try these tips to help you make the most of your trade show visit.

Use E-mail Effectively

December
2002
Career Catalyst
Gary Blake
These tips will help improve your e-mail style and make sure that your e-mail is effective intrinsically, as well as fitting the new electronic expectations of a wide range of cyber colleagues.

Unlikely Victory: How General Electric Succeeded in the Chemical Industry

September, 2000
Many companies that stray too far from their core business fail. So how is it that General Electric, a major electrical manufacturing company, ended up as one of the top U.S. chemical producers—with 1998 sales of $6.6 billion? In Unlikely Victory, Jerome T. Coe, a retired 40-year career employee...
Subscribe to General Interest (Professional Development)