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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.

John J. McKetta, Jr. 1915 – 2019

January 15, 2019

John J. McKetta, Jr., a Fellow and former president of AIChE, and a mentor to generations of chemical engineers, died on January 15, 2019, in Austin, TX. He was 103.

Christine Seymour – Investing in the Future

AIChE Past President and Fellow, Christine Seymour, has made a tremendous personal commitment to the future of the profession by gifting one year of AIChE Young Professional mem

Building Respectful and Inclusive Cultures

On Monday, October 29th 2018, at the 2018 AIChE Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, The AIChE Foundation in partnership with Chevron co-hosted a session titled “Conscious Inclusion

Stephanie Farrell: Featured LGBTQ+ Ally

August 22, 2018

As the staff liaison for AIChE's LGBTQ+ & Allies Initiative, I'm thrilled and proud to introduce long-term AIChE volunteer Stephanie Farrell as our first Featured Ally of our LGBTQ+ professiona

Gayle Gibson: Featured LGBTQ ChemE Professional

May 16, 2018

A Texas A&M graduate and newly retired engineer, Gayle discusses working in various areas at DuPont, including engineering design, plant improvement, and manufacturing as well as her experiences as an LGBTQ professional.

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.

Leading a Diverse Team

December 18, 2018

Team members with different backgrounds can provide new perspectives and ideas that help fuel innovation and create more engaged employees.

Meet the Inaugural John C. Chen Endowment Recipients

October 31, 2018

Jennifer Sinclair Curtis, Dean of Engineering at the University of California, Davis, took time out during the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh to speak with Donna Bryant and Colin Young, the two inaugural scholarship recipients of the John C. Chen Endowment for Young Professional Leadership.

Career Corner: Leading a Diverse Team

December
2018
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
Last summer, I visited a client who runs a NJ-based engineering and manufacturing firm. He knows I’m a foodie, so he shared photos from his company’s Independence Day office party. Picture after picture showed Greek, Indian, Jamaican, Puerto Rican,...

Advice for Young Managers: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

December 3, 2018

Aretha Franklin famously sang “R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Find out what it means to me,” as a demand for equal treatment for women and minorities during a period of immense societal change.

Give a Great Presentation

October
2018
Career Catalyst
Robert W. Bly
You might be the one on stage, but the audience is the star of any good presentation. Follow this guidance to keep your focus on them.

Career Corner: Have You Been Bitten by the Entrepreneurship Bug?

October
2018
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
Entrepreneurship is not for wimps — the hours are long, pay is often irregular, vacations are short or nonexistent, and stress levels are high. Dedication to your “great idea” may be to the detriment of your relationships and, ultimately, that idea...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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