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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...

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...

Innovation in Improving Performance

Archived Webinar
Apr 17, 2013
This webinar focuses on ideas for improving the performance of individuals who work in industrial settings.

Leadership Is Everyone’s Responsibility

Archived Webinar
Feb 20, 2013
This webinar discusses the “hidden leadership” opportunities that are woven into everyday roles, how to recognize these opportunities and take advantage of them.

Solutions for a Sustainable Tomorrow

Archived Webinar
Jan 30, 2013
This presentation focuses on the critical components of a truly sustainable operation . . . safety, environment, energy, capital management, and asset productivity.

Critically Thinking About Critical Thinking

Archived Webinar
Oct 24, 2012
Have you ever examined another person's solution to a problem and found yourself frustrated and asking yourself "What were they thinking?" when you realize that the person's actions actually compounded the problem rather than solving it. In this webinar, the presenters will first define the problem...

Working Across Distances: The Challenge of Global Teams

Archived Webinar
Oct 17, 2012
Teamwork can be challenging, especially when a project involves people in multiple locations or time zones, and of various cultural backgrounds. This webinar lays the groundwork for practicing effective global teamwork when working across cultures and/or distances.

Understanding Those Chemical Engineers!

Archived Webinar
Apr 18, 2012
Get an overview some of the basic principles of chemical engineering for use by other engineers as well as other disciplines that must interact with chemical engineers.

Effective Delegation

Archived Webinar
Mar 21, 2012
Learn principles for successful delegation, applying to professionals in industry, academic, and government sectors.

AIChE Professional Support – Career Services

Archived Webinar
Feb 23, 2012
Whether you are getting ready to graduate with your chemical engineering degree, you are currently unemployed, or you are looking for a new technical challenge, learn about a number of tools AIChE has designed to support you in your job search.

Polishing Your Technical Communication Skills

Archived Webinar
Nov 16, 2011
We improve our communication if we follow a problem solving approach for each of the four stages: prewriting, writing, polishing/revising and delivery. Learn about this approach.

Job Search Strategies

Archived Webinar
Oct 5, 2011
Searching for a job is usually a full time job. Job searches can be both voluntary and involuntary but usually involve the investment of a significant amount of time. Professor Wickramasinghe has worked both in industry and at different state universities. In this webinar he describes some of the...

Financial Investment & Management

Archived Webinar
Aug 25, 2011
An overview of different investment types and strategies, such as risk management, retirement accounts, mutual funds & stocks, commodities & precious metals, and ways to maximize your investments over the long-term.

Dining Etiquette in Asia

Archived Webinar
Jul 13, 2011
In this video you will learn about dining etiquette in Asia. Topics covered will be: place settings, when to begin your meal, honoring your host, salutations, and a host of other topics. Due to a recording error, the video screen appears at a reduced size. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Dining Etiquette in South America

Archived Webinar
Jul 11, 2011
Topics covered will be: place settings, when to begin your meal, honoring your host, salutations, and a host of other topics.

Working Across Cultures

Archived Webinar
May 4, 2011
This webinar provides guidelines for operating successfully in different cultural settings, with an emphasis on project management.

Put Your Compensation To Work

Archived Webinar
Apr 28, 2011
Michael Pascarella with Ameriprise Financial will outline how to leverage compensation from your employer and build for your goals

Dining Etiquette -- Europe

Archived Webinar
Apr 7, 2011
In this video you will learn about dining etiquette in various countries in Europe. Topics covered will be: place settings, when to begin your meal, honoring your host, salutations, and a host of other topics.

Work Would Be So Much Easier Without People

Archived Webinar
Mar 24, 2011
Our training as engineers focuses on the physical sciences, and the relationships we learn about are generally mathematical ones. However, the day-to-day work of engineering requires constant interactions with people, and our career success depends as much on how we handle those interactions as it...

Guiding Organizational Change

Archived Webinar
Feb 2, 2011
This session explores and integrates both organizational and individual aspects of change and transition. It will be of interest to those seeking to progress in their career regardless of discipline or position in an organization.

Successful Interviewing Techniques

Archived Webinar
Jan 21, 2011
This video will focus on what to do to make an interview successful. You will learn how to prepare for an interview, get extensive advice on what to do and not to do during your interview, and learn what steps to take following the interview.

How to Get a Job in a Small Company

Archived Webinar
Jan 20, 2011
This video will give you lessons on how to target small companies, where to network, and what you need to do to be prepared to tackle your job search and interview.

Investing in 2011

Archived Webinar
Nov 3, 2010
Market woes are just the beginning to managing your portfolio and goals. Now, we have new taxes going into effect which will impact your income potential. So, what can you do with your portfolios to manage the new tax environment? We look at specific investments, as well as, investment strategies...

The Future of Chemical Engineering

Archived Webinar
Oct 7, 2010
Hank will discuss the key role of science and technology as well as how we may need to change the way that we look at our careers and the skills we will need for future success.

The Tic-Tac-Toe of Strategic Planning with TRIZ

Archived Webinar
Jun 16, 2010
This webinar demonstrates several of these lines of evolution and shows how using them in a simple 9-Box structure can provide insights into competitive activities, strategic planning, and technology forecasting.

Effective Communication Based Leadership Skills to Lead a Voluntary Organization

Archived Webinar
Jun 5, 2010
Effective communication leadership skills are necessary to lead a voluntary organization. True leadership is interrelated to management skills and applicable in voluntary organization as well as other type of business organizations. The increasing diversity of multicultural, voluntary organization...

Opportunities for Leadership Roles in Graduate School

Archived Webinar
Jun 5, 2010
Top educators in the chemical engineering field will discuss how leadership development is addressed through the ChE undergraduate and graduate curriculum and experience. The panelists will discuss strategies for developing engineers into leaders, how these strategies can be improved and more...

How to Shoot a Torpedo: Military/Industry Leadership Similarities and Contrasts

Archived Webinar
Jun 5, 2010
Effective leadership styles must be varied depending on the situation and perspective of those involved. The disciplined control structure used by a US Navy submarine commander creates an efficient, cohesive fighting unit ready for rapid deployment in critical situations. Industry leadership styles...

Emergency Response Leadership: Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire!

Archived Webinar
Jun 5, 2010
Leadership during true acute emergency situations (fires, explosions, chemical releases, and natural disasters) goes far beyond the immediate Incident Command structure. Emergency response might not seem to involve leadership at all, but can make the all the difference between a distraction and a...

Leadership Lessons from Our Founding Fathers

Archived Webinar
Jun 5, 2010
The founding fathers demonstrated important leadership lesions during the development of the United States in the late 1700’s that should not be forgotten. These “servant leaders” placed their collective desire to have a functioning democratic republic ahead of their personal ambitions and...

Chemical Industry Leadership Challenges

Archived Webinar
Jun 4, 2010
The chemical industry is faced with many challenges including geographic shifts in the location of manufacturing, rising volatile energy costs, a larger role of state-owned entities, security threats, and increasingly stringent health, safety, and environmentally concerns. Addressing these...

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