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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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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,...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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