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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.

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)...

Gilda Barabino, Christine Grant, and Paula Hammond: Doing a World of Good

In this episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet Gilda Barabino, Christine Grant, and Paula Hammond, all of whom are active in AIChE’s Minority Affairs Committee. Listen on the Giving site or subscribe in iTunes. This podcast is supported by a generous donation from Raj & Kumla Gupta.

Raj Gupta: Doing a World of Good

In the first of the AIChE-Doing a World of Good podcast series Raj Gupta, shares a captivating story of his personal and professional journey to become a leader in the chemical industry. Listen on the Giving site or subscribe in iTunes.

Young Professionals Point of View: Develop Your Emotional Intelligence

September
2018
YPOV
Seifullah Bello
Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand your emotions and the emotions of others. Emotions are expressions of core feelings, including happiness, sadness, anger, fear, and shame (1) . Everyone displays one or more of these emotions...

CEP: Editorial - Engaging in Public Affairs

February
2014
Editorial
Cynthia Mascone
Students in the engineering and public policy (EPP) department worked on projects at the intersection of technology and society, like energy, the environment, and risk analysis. Those sounded interesting, so I enrolled in the ChE/EPP double-major program.

Career Corner: Speaking Up in Meetings

October
2017
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
Meetings are an inevitable part of the workweek for most of us. Whether it is a department staff meeting, senior executive briefing, or even an informal breakroom chat, we must interact with our coworkers, bosses, clients, and others. Knowing how to...

Editorial: Write Emails Others Will Love

September
2018
Editorial
Cynthia Mascone
I have a love-hate relationship with email. What I love: I can communicate at a time that is convenient for me; I can think about what I want to say before I say it; I can share information with multiple people at the same time; I have a record of...

Build an Effective Collaborative Team

August 28, 2018

Have a team effort ahead? Use these tips to collaborate effectively, even when you're in different locations and with different levels of technical skills and expertise.

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.

Cultivate and Sustain Motivation [Part 1]

August 2, 2018

Motivation can be nebulous, appearing and then simply disappearing. In a team environment, it is vital that you ensure it stays put to drive results and reach goals.

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.

First Year Dues Waiver for AIChE Young Professionals

January 15, 2018

To help the next generation of chemical engineers experience the benefits of AIChE membership and assimilate into the AIChE community, AIChE’s Board of Directors, at its June 2017 meeting, approved

Career Corner: Build an Effective Collaborative Team

August
2018
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
Engineering projects are typically complex and executed by multidisciplinary teams that must achieve project milestones on tight deadlines. To add to the complexity, team members may not know each other, come from disparate backgrounds, and work...

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.

Lessons for the New Professor

July 27, 2018

Being a new professor comes with many new responsibilities and experiences. These tips will help you excel as a new ChemE professor.

July 2018 CEP Preview

July 20, 2018

This month: revisiting the O'Connell correlation, commonly overlooked codes and standards for piping, tips for team motivation, and much more.

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.

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.

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.

Shariq Yosufzai: Doing a World of Good

In the third episode of the AIChE-Doing a World of Good podcast series you'll meet Shariq Yosufzai, Chevron’s Vice President for Global Diversity, Ombuds, and University Relations. Listen on the Giving site or subscribe in iTunes.

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.

Young Engineers Point of View: Lessons for the New Professor

July
2018
YPOV
Nastassja Lewinski
A new academic year is just around the corner, which means new beginnings. If you are starting your first faculty position, congratulations! This new role will demand your time, as well as skills and responsibilities you may not have tapped into before. I found the transition to be exciting and somewhat overwhelming. Any feelings of unease can be managed with careful planning and realistic expectations.

Cultivate and Sustain Motivation

July
2018
Career Catalyst
Chris Helbling
Motivation can be nebulous, appearing and then simply disappearing. In a team environment, it is vital that you ensure it stays put to drive results and reach goals.

Consider a Career in Biotech

June 26, 2018

Looking for a promising career direction? Biotech is a vast and diverse field and has growing opportunities.

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.

The Dos and Don’ts of Technical Writing

Archived Webinar
Jun 14, 2018
In 60 informative minutes, this webinar cuts to the chase to outline the specific dos and dont’s to follow when writing a technical report. Learn what to emphasize and what not to write.

Competency Requirements in Process Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
When selecting individuals to perform process safety management tasks one will want to make sure that those individuals are competent to perform the...

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...

Career Corner: Consider a Career in Biotech

June
2018
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
Biological drugs, biofuels, industrial biocatalysts, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are among the many product breakthroughs that are driving tremendous growth in the biotechnology sector. If you are intrigued by how these novel products are developed or want to get involved in this biotech boom, then consider a career move to the biotechnology industry.

Closing the Skills Gap

June
2018
Management
Stewart W. Behie, Matthew K. Henwood
The workplace has changed and will continue to change as older workers retire and new generations take their place. Companies will need to adapt to retain and foster the necessary technical know-how.

Evaluate Project Success

June
2018
Plant Operations
Nat D. Schatz
Traditional methods of determining project success take into account only whether the project met its budget and schedule. A more meaningful assessment evaluates the impact of the project on the organization.

Project Management for Research and Development

Archived Webinar
May 16, 2018
Managing projects in R & D is different—and uniquely challenging. Learn the principles, skills and tools essential to your success. In 60 minutes, you’ll learn the three most important keys to...

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.

Young Engineers Point of View: Conduct an Effective Interview

May
2018
YPOV
Elizabeth Pavone
As a new graduate, your focus is typically on getting a job. You spend time polishing your résumé, honing your interviewing skills, and, perhaps, picking out your first suit. Interviews can be stressful, but eventually your engineering acumen and...

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.

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