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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...

Networking and Connecting for Chemical Engineers

Archived Webinar
Jun 10, 2009
A key characteristic distinguishing many who are highly effective in a work setting is the ability to connect with others, to network. This is true whether considering job transition or progression within an organization. This session explores networking and connecting, looking at why it is...

Minimize the Pain of Change and Maximize Your Results

Archived Webinar
May 20, 2009
Although leaders and managers often have the best intentions, they can set a change initiative up to fail without being aware of the danger signs. Jeanenne LaMarsh, CEO and Founder of LaMarsh & Associates facilitates a dynamic and thought provoking webinar on the value of effective change...

Beyond the Resume: An Inside Look for Students at What Recruiters Really Think

Archived Webinar
May 19, 2009
This presentation is chockfull of tips and strategies for college students applying for internships or making the leap into the career world. Participants will learn how to make their resume a stand-out marketing tool, the power of networking and how to tackle interviews with confidence. In...

Patent Fundamentals for Engineers

Archived Webinar
May 5, 2009
Ever wonder what a patent looks like, what rights are conveyed by a patent, or how your actions can bar any right to obtain patent protection for your invention? Whether in academia or industry, every engineer should understand the basic principles of patent law. Learn how to document your...

Job Derailment vs. Success: Advice for New Engineers

Archived Webinar
Mar 31, 2009
New engineers head off to their careers after graduation, all too often without any idea of what to expect. There is all this knowledge bouncing around in your head about unit operations, mass balances, thermodynamics, and so on, but no real guidance as to how to use it. The good news is that you...

Retirement Planning for Young Engineers

Archived Webinar
Mar 24, 2009
Retirement may sound like a world away from where you are now, but there are some important steps that you should be taking to make your retirement everything you envision it to be. Our objective during this presentation is to provide information, which will motivate you, educate you, and inform...

Staying Career Fit in Turbulent Times

Archived Webinar
Mar 17, 2009
In focusing on our engineering or management responsibilities it is easy to forget about managing our own careers. This session will address career energizing steps including recognizing signals of change and being well prepared to move in new directions, which are core survival skills for today’s...

The 534 Method: How to Think Innovatively and Generate New Ideas

Archived Webinar
Mar 10, 2009
This fast-paced and idea-filled webinar will be fun to participate in and help you think in new dimensions. The 534 Method is about how to think with even more creativity. Creativity is defined as: “A change in the established way of doing things.” Today the operative word is “change”—political...

Gaining Commitment, Not Just Compliance: Effective Leadership Skills

Archived Webinar
Mar 3, 2009
There’s a big difference between a boss and a leader - as you'll discover in an eye-opening exercise that will draw on your own personal experience of when you began your career. After this exercise you’ll never forget how much of an impact you can have as a leader on those you lead. You’ll...

Rebuilding Your Wealth

Archived Webinar
Feb 24, 2009
2008 was a difficult investing environment. With so much wealth lost during 2008, Larry N. Grogan takes a look at the challenge of rebuilding and suggests way to begin the recovery process. He reviews a short period of investment history and discusses specific strategies for you to implement that...

How to be an Expert Witness in an Adversarial Proceeding

Archived Webinar
Feb 3, 2009
Dr. Joseph J. Cramer will give fellow engineers insight into the nature of a trial or administrative law proceeding, and show how this type of adversarial proceeding differs from the collegial environment.

Career Strategies for Young Professionals

Archived Webinar
Dec 9, 2008
Gone are the days when you will work for the same company for your entire career. It now falls to you to forge your own path! What can you do early in your career to get a head start? Wendy Young, Field Manager for Baker Petrolite and member of AIChE’s Board of Directors offers valuable tips and...

How the Chemical Engineer Will Shape the 21st Century

Archived Webinar
Dec 2, 2008
The current global economic meltdown, along with imbalances in energy ecology and equity, imply that the fundamental backbone of the global industrial world needs reinventing. This reinvention must lead to a new relationship between human and nature, which is not extractive but enriching; and is...

A Winning Business Assessment: The Key to Success for your Project

Archived Webinar
Nov 11, 2008
Scientists and engineers in chemicals and advanced materials industries are some of the most prolific inventors and innovators in all technology businesses. But before innovations can command significant corporate or other support, proposed projects must be assessed as to their viability and impact...

Engineering your Investments: How to Make your Investments Work Efficiently

Archived Webinar
Oct 7, 2008
Investing takes knowledge, patience and a general understanding of the investment objective of each investment. How do you manage mutual funds, electronically traded funds, tax free bonds, and stocks? We will discuss these investments, how they function, as well as, their relative advantages and...

Job Hunting Strategies

Archived Webinar
Sep 9, 2008
Searching for a job can be frustrating and time consuming. Finding the ideal job depends on your situation, geographical preferences, personality, and many other things. It is of utmost importance that you become aware of your value to a potential employer. Further, it is important to continually...

Advancing from the Cubicle to the Corner Office

Archived Webinar
Aug 12, 2008
What does it take to advance in a career? How do you break through the glass ceiling - whether you’re a man or a woman – and move into positions of power and leadership? Deb Grubbe, Vice President, Group Safety and Industrial Hygiene for BP International, offers advice and wisdom, based on her own...

How to Find Your Inner Inventor

Archived Webinar
Jul 15, 2008
Learn about your “Inner Inventor”, and find ways to recognize, tune in, and enliven your creative genius. Discover how, when you are working at your best, you have the greatest possible access to knowledge, insight, problem solving, and creativity. This powerful state can produce remarkable results...

How to Write Reports for Management

Archived Webinar
Jun 10, 2008
Your project is finished and you are ready to draft your report. Your mind is full of topics to cover and details to include. As you start the outline, you still haven't decided how to write the report. How will you start your story? What will your first sentence say? How will you share with your...

Ethics and Excellence in Engineering

Archived Webinar
May 6, 2008
Beyond the basic technical competencies of our discipline, what are our priorities as engineers? This seminar explores this question, and thus establishes the foundations of engineering ethics and professional excellence. It also examines codes of ethics for engineers, and discusses their role in...

Networking: A Lifetime Exercise

Archived Webinar
Dec 9, 2007
Networking is defined as a supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest.” This essential seminar will show you how to effectively and politely network to meet your individual goal and aspirations, both professionally and personally.

Advancing from the Cubicle

Archived Webinar
Oct 8, 2007
Learn how you can advance from the cubicle to executive through communication, positive perception, and embracing diversity and change. You will be given real world examples on building your skills to lead, advance and adapt to life & work changes. Develop a new, refreshed outlook on your...

YPOV: Should You Pursue PE Licensure?

March
2017
YPOV
Emily Frangenberg
Becoming licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE) takes dedication. Having a PE after your name signals to employers and clients that you have competence in your field and helps set you apart from your competitors. Although the requirements to...

Jackie Ying

Jackie Ying is Executive Director, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, and a Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, at MIT.

Cover of March 2017 CEP – Cover Feature: Work-Life Balance

March 2017 CEP Preview

March 13, 2017
This month's CEP Magazine looks at managing a healthy and enjoyable work-life balance, along with features on safely servicing relief devices and on improving production...

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.

Should You Pursue PE Licensure?

March 14, 2017
Becoming licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE) takes dedication. Having a PE after your name signals to employers and clients that you have competence in your field and helps...

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.

Download AIChEvents App for #AIChESpring & #GCPS!

March 20, 2017
The AIChEvents App delivers everything you need to have a better meeting. Search. Scope out. Preview. Learn more. Find. Plan, store and update your schedule. Whether you use an...

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.

Achieve Work-Life Balance

March
2017
Career Catalyst
Giselle Schlegel
Finding a balance between work and your personal life is critical to your happiness and well-being, as well as the success of your company.

Download the AIChE Engage Mobile App

February 10, 2017
Get AIChE Engage on the go! The Engage App is available for iOS and Android users*. The App connects you with AIChE members and their chemical engineering communities across the...

The Many Paths to Careers in Science

June 29, 2012
If hearing true, personal stories about science (often both funny and touching) excites you, then The Story Collider's real-life monologues about the unexpected ways in which...

Career Corner: Dealing with Difficult Coworkers

February
2017
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
You spend more time with coworkers each week than you do with your family — especially if you work in an open-plan office. When you must interact with a colleague whose behaviors annoy you, your workday can quickly become stressful and unproductive...

Dow Solutionists in School

June 4, 2012
The Dow Solutionists in School program was created to spark innovation in students. Check out what Dow is doing to fuel interest in chemistry and the sciences.

Virtual Tour of Chemical Engineering Facilities

December 22, 2011
There are plenty of factors to consider when looking at a career in chemical engineering, including job opportunities and salaries, but perhaps the most important is: what will...

Excel Tips for Chemical Engineers in 2017

December 23, 2016
Over the last few years, one of our most popular series has been Excelling With Excel , which takes a look at some incredibly useful Excel tips for chemical engineers. Given the...

Excel Tip #2: Master Selection, Copy, and Move

January 18, 2017
In the second installment of this series, we look at the frequently used Excel techniques of selecting, copying, and moving. Simple slip-ups in these common Excel operations can...

Interview: Catching Up with the 2015 WISE Interns

November 9, 2015
Every year AIChE sends three students to Washington to research public policy issues and contribute to discussions on how engineers impact society. 2015's Washington Internships...

Technical Entity Trends: Sustainability Careers for Chemical Engineers

January
2017
Technical Entity Trends
Lucy Lyudmila Alexander
The Brundtland Commission (formerly known as the World Commission on Environment and Development) coined the term sustainable development in a 1987 report, defining it as “development which meets the needs of current generations without compromising...

What’s It Like to Be an AIChE WISE Intern?

December 2, 2014
In 2014, AIChE sponsored three students to take part in WISE Internships in Washington, DC. Hear about their experiences in this interview with Rosemarie Wesson of AIChE's Board...

Choose the Right PhD Program

January 10, 2017
Applying to doctoral programs can seem like a daunting task. But doing your research and staying organized can help you earn an acceptance letter from a quality school. Before you...

YPOV: Choose the Right PhD Program

January
2017
YPOV
Emily Frangenberg
Applying to doctoral programs can seem like a daunting task. But doing your research and staying organized can help you earn an acceptance letter from a quality school.

AIChE Journal Highlight: Use these Tools to Ease into Active Learning

December
2016
Journal Highlight
Numerous studies have demonstrated that active learning in the classroom is a more effective teaching method than the traditional lecture; this is true even when only a fraction of class time is devoted to active learning. Studies also show that...

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