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2019 AIChE Salary Survey: Overview

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.

November 2019 CEP Preview

November 14, 2019

This month in CEP, tips for getting your research published, advice for strong video presentations, a look at reducing plant energy costs, and much more.

Etiquette for Today’s Workplace

November 7, 2019

As the workplace has evolved to open workspaces, proper office etiquette is more important than ever. How do you rate among your coworkers?

Introducing the 2019 WISE Interns

August 12, 2019

Each year WISE interns go to Washington to explore how chemical engineers can use their technical knowledge to guide public policy.

L to R: Austin Wright-Pettibone, University of Washington; Mena-George Basaly, City College of New York; Tomas Wesley Green of the University of Kansas

Introducing AIChE’s 2016 WISE Interns

August 19, 2016

Summer wouldn’t be summer without the tradition of the WISE (Washington Internships for Students of Engineering) program, which offers students across engineering disciplines the opportunity to exp

AIChE sends undergraduates to Washington, DC, each summer as part of the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program. This year’s interns were (from left): Kathleen Wu, Yale Univ.; Jill Schoborg, Iowa State Univ.; and Jami Summey-Rice, Univ. of Houston.

WISE Interns Complete DC Assignments

September 17, 2015

This summer, three chemical engineering students explored the interface between engineering and public policy as AIChE’s 2015 WISE (Washington Internships for Students of Engineering) interns.

Young Professionals Point of View: Cultivate a Fertile Network

Joseph A. Hernandez
The world is a small place. The theory of six degrees of separation (1) explains that a chain of social connections can connect any two people within six links — highlighting the power of networking. Meeting new people and expanding your network...

Best Practices for Video Presentations

Career Catalyst
Joseph Colannino, P.E.
Virtual presentations, such as webinars or video conferences, can pose unique challenges. Give a successful presentation no matter the distance between you and your audience with help from this guide.

Closing the Gaps in Cybersecurity

Critical Issues
Emily Petruzzelli, Nidhi Sharma
The cybersecurity industry suffers from an immense talent gap. As the need for tougher security measures in industrial facilities becomes dire, numerous organizations are creating training programs to build and strengthen cybersecurity education.
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