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2017 AIChE Salary Survey: Overview

June
2017
Salary Survey
Are you working in the right industry to make the most out of your chemical engineering degree? Ever wonder if other chemical engineers with the same experience level get paid more than you? Check out the results of AIChE’s biennial salary survey to find out which industry pays the most, how your salary stacks up to those of your peers, and the difference in salary between genders. Other factors explored in this year’s survey results include age, job function, supervisory responsibilities, and geographical location. Also, check out the benefits and health insurance packages being offered to chemical engineers.

Career Corner: What Skills Do Chemical Engineers Need Now?

April
2018
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
Fifty years ago this month, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey was released. This science fiction epic follows a spacecraft bound for Jupiter with the sentient computer HAL 9000. While the movie dealt with issues such as existentialism, human...

Globalize Your Career

March 14, 2018

Globalization has become unavoidable for businesses, organizations, and even individuals who must now extend their reach internationally to be successful.

Young Professionals Point of View: Globalize Your Career

March
2018
YPOV
Owen Jappen
Globalization has become unavoidable for businesses, organizations, and even individuals who must now extend their reach internationally to be successful. Political entities around the world are split on the idea — either decrying or heralding its implications on trade, supply chains, and efficiency. This discord can be intimidating to students and young professionals. However, globalization is inevitable and young people need to consider how it affects them.

Write a Résumé that Stands Out

February 6, 2018

Many struggle to write a résumé, but these pointers will make the process easier and help hone your image to match the job you seek.

Introduction to Project Management

eLearning (online) Course
Research shows 80% of those with project management responsibilities have received no training. This eLearning course will bring you up-to-speed...

Cash Flow Principles for Chemical Engineers

eLearning (online) Course
Projects can fail or succeed based on cash flow. Yet many chemical engineers don’t truly understand cash flow or its role in project evaluation...

Career Corner: Career Paths for Chemical Engineers

February
2018
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
The mess on my desk is all because of chemical engineers; or, more specifically, the varied career paths chemical engineers have taken. From my teacup and takeout container, to the jumble of sticky notes and files, to my laptop, printer, and phone,...

Decision and Risk Analysis for Projects

eLearning (online) Course
Improve the quality of your project decisions by employing a disciplined approach to decision-making including the assessment of risks.

Economic Evaluation for Chemical Engineers

eLearning (online) Course
Plant-related projects must be evaluated in order to maximize ROI. Learn how to conduct a sound economic evaluation for both small and large projects

Six Sigma: A Practical Overview

eLearning (online) Course
Six Sigma is successfully practiced throughout the chemical engineering industry for improvement, organization and problem-solving. In this course,...

Featured Engage Discussions: January, 2018

January 30, 2017

Discussion central participants discuss mentors/influencers, the role of chemical engineers in the American economy, risk management, and the skill of creating quality presentations.

YPOV: Write a Résumé that Stands Out

January
2018
YPOV
Kimberly Wilson
It tells your story, shares the skills you have acquired, and highlights your professional accomplishments. It is vital to helping you to progress in your career. But why is it so hard to put together a résumé? When applying for a job, you have to...

Make Your Minutes Count

January
2018
Career Catalyst
Glen Rosentrater
Distribute minutes for project team meetings to ensure the scope is recorded and communicated. Use the format outlined here to get all the benefits of minutes without the drawbacks.

Featured Engage Discussions: October 2017

October 24, 2017

Discussion central participants discuss why they become a chemical engineer, the purpose, of the instructional lab, describing the process safety profession to others, and more.

Creating an Environment for Student Success

Archived Webinar
Apr 5, 2017
Teaching chemical engineering students? Learn how to create an environment that ensures all students have the opportunity succeed. In this 60-minute webinar, discover how to create an environment for...

Supervisors and Mid-Managers at the Center of Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
Supervisors and Mid-Managers at the Center of Safety We believe no one has more power to improve safety than our supervisors and mid-managers. Our...

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...

Last Line of Defense - Improving Our Step Back 5x5

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 27, 2017
Last Line of Defense - Improving Our Step Back 5x5 Â Step Back 5x5 is our last layer of defense and perhaps our most important. This paper...

Education Division Webinar: Concept Warehouse

Archived Webinar
Jan 24, 2017
Many engineering educators and industry partners emphasize the need for students to apply their knowledge to new and challenging problems. A lack of conceptual understanding has been shown to...

Conflict Management

Archived Webinar
Oct 19, 2016
Conflict making your work day difficult? Learn how the best chemical engineers manage it. In 60 minutes, you’ll examine what conflict is, common reasons underlying conflict and why managing it...

Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen and Kata for Chemical Engineers

Archived Webinar
Oct 5, 2016
Involved in or leading improvement initiatives? Gain a quick introduction to Lean Six Sigma tools and how to put them to work for you. In this 60-minute introduction, you’ll gain insight into several...

Ethics and Excellence in Engineering - 2016 Edition

Archived Webinar
Aug 24, 2016
This presentation has been updated to reflect changes in industry and ongoing customer interest. Life often presents us with dilemmas: What is the right thing to do? Our technical training as...

Fundamentals of Applied Project Management

Archived Webinar
Aug 3, 2016
Project Management consists of many principles, skills, and tools that are essential in today's project-oriented workplace. For a chemical engineer to be successful, a basic understanding or...

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...

Program Management: Techniques and Pillars

Archived Webinar
Oct 22, 2015
Vice Admiral Joseph Dyer, USN (ret) speaks to the VLS about creating successful programs. He will provide insight on his view that programs – be they fighter planes, pharmaceutical production...

Planning and Conducting Effective Performance Appraisals

Archived Webinar
Aug 5, 2015
Performance appraisals are an essential part of any supervisor’s position whether they have one or many direct reports. However, most managers dread the thought of conducting formal (often annual)...

AIChE Fellows - Who, Why & How?

Archived Webinar
Jul 23, 2015
John P. O'Connell tells of this history and criteria of the AIChE Fellow membership class, and hosts a panel of Fellows to speak about becoming a Fellow...

The Dow Chemical Story

Archived Webinar
Jun 25, 2015
Dow Chemical was founded in 1897 by Herbert Henry Dow. Learn about the history of this chemical giant as it grows and merges into the top company it remains more than 100 years later, and hear some...

Law Careers for Chemical Engineers

Archived Webinar
Mar 4, 2015
Joshua Stowell discusses the different career opportunities that are available to chemical engineers who pursue careers as attorneys. He reviews specialty law fields for chemical engineers as well as...

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...

Should a Chemical Engineer go to Business School?

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
An MBA can increase your ability to consciously think of business development as you perform your role. It can lead to change of career, change of...

Consulting/HSE

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
Come hear experienced engineers in the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC); upstream; chemical plant operations; and manufacturing...

Engineering & Construction 101

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
Come hear experienced engineers in the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC); upstream; chemical plant operations; and manufacturing...

Downstream

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
Come hear experienced engineers in the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC); upstream; chemical plant operations; and manufacturing...

Upstream

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
Come hear experienced engineers in the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC); upstream; chemical plant operations; and manufacturing...

Building Trust - A Key Leadership Skill

Archived Webinar
Oct 1, 2014
We discuss what it means to be a trustworthy leader, how to build trust within teams, and what are the best behaviors to maintain trust within your team. The ability to build trust within your team...

Entering a New Golden Age of Chemical Engineering

Archived Webinar
Sep 10, 2014
Chemical engineering expertise is essential for a wide variety of areas that are shaping the world’s future, making this truly a new Golden Age of ChE. At the same time, a hallmark of our scientific...

Transition to Work

Archived Webinar
Apr 23, 2014
Students and new engineers: Are you nervous about transitioning from school to "the real world?” Have no fear! This webinar prepares you to go from your college's or university's library to a plant...
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