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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.

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) performance appraisals. In this webinar, we review the essential elements in preparing and conducting...

Supervisors and Mid-Managers at the Center of Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:15am-11:45am
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...

Offshore Units Safety Management Systems Analysis: Sgso x SEMS II

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
Industry has been increasingly demanded regarding safety. Its challenge is to keep its continuity in a horizon of growing operations and external...

The Nature of Ammonium Nitrate Decomposition and Explosions

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:30pm-5:00pm
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
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
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 shows how...

YPOV: Skills They Don’t Teach You in School

May
2017
YPOV
Emily Frangenberg
It’s impossible to learn everything you need to know for your career in a four-year undergraduate program. A proper education should prepare you with the tools and skills you need to problem-solve in the “real world.” However, the typical chemical...

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. In...

Skills They Don’t Teach You in School

May 9, 2017
It’s impossible to learn everything you need to know for your career in a four-year undergraduate program. A proper education should prepare you with the tools and skills you need...

Project Management for Chemical Engineers

Public (classroom) 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...
2016 Donald F & Mildred Topp Othmer Scholarship Award Winners

Student Awards Application Deadline: July 1

May 23, 2017
Chemical engineering students work hard to earn their degrees. AIChE awards recognize students' hard work individually and within student chapters. These awards are available...

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

Excel VBA Programming for Chemical Engineers

Public (classroom) Course
Get up-to-date on proven design and troubleshooting principles for handling bulk solids in bins, hoppers, chutes and feeders for safe and trouble-...

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.

Leadership Q&A: A CEO’s Role in Corporate Culture

May
2017
Leadership Q&A
Trinseo, a global chemical materials producer with 2016 revenues of $3.7 billion, was formed in 2010 from the sale of four business units of Dow Chemical. Formerly known as Styron, Trinseo has combined the assets and technologies of those businesses...

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,...

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 success in the classroom. Learn how to prepare before class begins, including specific things to do...

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.

April 2017 CEP Preview

April 12, 2017
This month: a special feature on becoming a better writer, which anyone can read in full online.

Soft Skills for Chemical Engineers

April
2017
Career Catalyst
The term soft skills refers to nontechnical proficiencies. As the name implies, soft skills are not rigidly defined but often include communication (verbal and written), teamwork and collaboration, leadership, creativity, and adaptability.

Why Should Chemical Engineers Take The PE Exam?

April 21, 2017
We recently sat down with Professional Engineer and AIChE member Donna Bryant to talk about her experience taking the PE exam. In the video interview above, she discusses why she...

Get Creative with Process Safety Management

April
2017
Safety
Paul Baybutt
Creative thinking is a necessary skill in process safety. While most people are born with the capacity for creative thinking, this skill can be lost through formal education and societal pressures that discourage it. Luckily, creative thinking can be learned.

Career Corner: Tests Than Can Help You Reinvent Your Career

April
2017
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
If you wake up most mornings thinking that you would rather be doing anything other than your current job, then it may be time to do something about it. Your skills and expertise as a chemical engineer are applicable to numerous engineering and STEM...

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 severely restrict students’ ability to solve new problems since they do not have the foundational...

It's True! You Don't Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression

Archived Webinar
Nov 2, 2016
Take advantage of the game-changing power of etiquette in your career. Attend this webinar to brush up on the basics of professional etiquette. In this 60-minute webinar, you’ll gain a refresher on professional etiquette and how chemical engineers can use it to advance their careers. You’ll...

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 - rather than resolving it - is not optional, but a part of your job. You’ll consider the different types...

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 case studies that globally transformed operations using Lean Six Sigma operational and management...

2017 AIChE President-Elect Debate

Archived Webinar
Aug 31, 2016
Meet the 2017 AIChE President-Elect candidates. Liese Dallbauman and Christine Seymour joined the AIChE Virtual Local Section to speak about their vast experiece with the Institute, the many advances they have accomplished during their service to the Institute, and their vision for the future of...

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 engineers does not prepare us for this aspect of professional life. This webinar explores this question. It...

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 project management is practically a requirement. This presentation will highlight the most essential...

Engineering and Science Publication Practice and Ethics

Archived Webinar
Jul 13, 2016
Conducting life science research? Get guidelines for publishing ethically and effectively. In 60 minutes, you’ll learn how members of the American Physiological Society, AIChE/SBE and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AI-BME) teamed up for a project supported by the...

Using Ethics to Support Excellence in Reliable and Safe Operations

Archived Webinar
May 4, 2016
Working to improve your organization and achieve excellence? Trans-formation begins with an understanding of the relationship between ethics, safety and good operations. In 60 minutes, you’ll learn how ethics, safety and operations are intertwined in your workplace and what to look for when working...

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 lines, or major construction projects have much in common. This talk will provide insights and give you a...

Co-op and Summer Internship Presentation Competition

Archived Webinar
Sep 24, 2015
Six students have a maximum of 10 minutes to present their industrial experience and original research, demonstrate its application to chemical engineering and have a chance to win awards.

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) performance appraisals. In this webinar, we review the essential elements in preparing and conducting...

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 insight as to what has kept it successful and sustainable.

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 law school experience and the practice of law through the eyes of a chemical engineer.

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 or organization is a key interpersonal skill for effective leadership at all levels. A team that has...

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 and technological advances is that they must address larger contexts, and we must aid both industry...

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 site or head office of leading a company in industry. Topics include: marketing yourself to land an...

Young Professionals and AIChE

Archived Webinar
Mar 27, 2014
Whether you are a recent graduate looking to get involved or your AIChE communities are struggling without new interest, you will appreciate the practical advice and insight for and about Young Professionals. As chair of the Young Professionals Committee (YPC) in AIChE, Elizabeth will discuss the...

Treating Hydraulic Fracturing Flowback Waters

Archived Webinar
Dec 11, 2013
This presentation reviews membrane separation processes that could be used to treat hydraulic fracturing flowback waters. The advantages and limitations of these processes are highlighted. Data from commercial treatment facilities is also presented.

Key Finance Measures for Successful Projects

Archived Webinar
Sep 18, 2013
This webinar is designed to help engineers and chemists develop a better understanding of basic accounting and finance concepts. IIt will be of interest to those contemplating getting a business degree as these topics are usually covered in the first required finance and accounting course in the...

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