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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...

Shaping the Future of Innovation

June 13, 2011
In today’s world where we are constantly striving to do more with less, innovation is the one of the keys for continuous improvement. In his blog on innovation and business...
AIChE sends undergraduates to Washington, DC, each summer as part of the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program. This year’s interns were (from left): Kathleen Wu, Yale Univ.; Jill Schoborg, Iowa State Univ.; and Jami Summey-Rice, Univ. of Houston.

WISE Interns Complete DC Assignments

September 17, 2015
This summer, three chemical engineering students explored the interface between engineering and public policy as AIChE’s 2015 WISE (Washington Internships for Students of...

Negotiating a New Position [Presentation]

June 1, 2010
You've had two rounds of initial interviews for a job at a company you're really excited about. It seems they like you and that there's a strong possibility that in your next...

Chemical Engineers Diving into Social Media

January 18, 2012
If you're a ChEnected reader, you know that social media can be a helpful resource in your professional life - not to mention a fun way to connect with family and friends in your...

Presentations for Graduating Students by YPC

September 26, 2012
The Young Professional Committee is proud to present a number of outstanding presentations, tailored specifically for graduating chemical engineers, at the upcoming Annual Student...

The Mentoring Experience at Chevron

August 16, 2013
Kevin Watson, team lead, OE Support for Capital Projects at Chevron, exchanges thoughts and mentoring experiences with recent hire and facilities engineer Amy Bordonaro.

Book Review: Open Innovation

March 1, 2016
Open innovation may be the latest buzzword, but it's value to chemical engineers goes well beyond a shiny new expression to toss about. Check out this review of one of the latest...

Degrees that work: Nanotechnology [Video]

March 3, 2010
The nanotechnology episode helps to define a technology that uses knowledge of atoms and molecules to enhance modern life through product development and medical research. The 30-...

Are You in ChE-Harmony?

December 1, 2010
Help us promote this video by sharing it! Building your career takes time, and everybody needs a little help along the way. Got a great story about your career you want to share?...

How Green Is Your School?

August 12, 2015
Prospective college students interested in comparing colleges based on their commitment to environmentalism can look to Sierra Magazine’s ninth annual “Cool Schools” ranking of...

Transforming Teams

July 1, 2016
A business classic on team building shares techniques for building strong teams and results.

Engineering Perception

May 4, 2010
Do You Think About All Perspectives? How are engineers perceived by different age groups in the U.S.? This was the topic of a 2007 report from the Bemporad Baranowski Marketing...

K-12 Outreach – ChE’s Giving Back

August 8, 2011
AIChE, through its Societal Impact Operating Council (SIOC), wants to establish a community of its members who are interested in using K-12 outreach as a way to spread the message...

AIChE Seeking ChE Experts for eLearning Course

June 8, 2012
UPDATE: Proposal Deadline Has Been Extended Until August 1, 2012. AIChE is soliciting proposals from qualified chemical engineering experts to develop an eLearning course for...

Negotiating for Financial Success

June 27, 2013
Negotiating salary and other compensation right can really set the pace of your career with a company and beyond. Use these tips to negotiate financial success.

Staying Connected through AIChE's Local Sections

March 17, 2015
Did you know that there are over 90 AIChE local sections worldwide? And all of them exist to serve members like you! The AIChE website introduces local sections with the tagline “...

A New Norm for the PhD Workforce?

November 20, 2015
Increasing number of young professionals pursuing PhDs far outstrips the number of tenure-track faculty positions available, making an academic career the exception today rather...

Moiz Says: “Take My Word For It”

October 27, 2010
Moiz Diwan on the Value of the AIChE Annual Meeting and Membership: Moiz Diwan During my PhD, I learned how the energy sector evolved and last year after joining Abbott I learned...

Register for AIChE's Online Career Fair

April 4, 2011
You can register today for AIChE's Online Career Fair and begin to search through job postings and apply for positions now, before the online event takes place on May 17-18 at 10:...

How to Make the Most of Your Summer Internship

February 16, 2012
Okay, you’ve accepted a summer internship with Company X – what’s next? As you head to your new intern position this coming summer, here are a few tips to help make the most of...

Are You an Entrepreneur?

November 16, 2012
Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? If you're still in college or just beginning your career, answering this question will save you a lot of angst and floundering...

Successfully Navigating in a New Career

May 13, 2015
Congratulations to those of you who are graduating this month! This is a monumental time in your life. If you already have a job lined up, you are ready to walk across the...

Which Online Courses Interest You Most?

August 20, 2010
As Chair of the BREC (Blue Ribbon eLearning Committee) I'd like to follow up our recent poll to gauge member interest in some other eLearning topics. As you may know, we are...

The Credibility Threshold

January 25, 2011
To be a good networker, you've got to first deal with the Credibility Threshold. In other words, to discuss the business you are both there to discuss, you have to first (a)...

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

June 14, 2011
A flash of genius, a stroke of innovation, a eureka moment. An idea is often thought of as a single event, but there's generally a longer and more complex process that precedes a...

AIChE Virtual Local Session

November 17, 2011
You're invited to participate in this month's online meeting of the AIChE Virtual Local Section (Virtual.aiche.org). The meeting is Thursday Nov 17th, starting at 8 PM eastern US...

October 2015 CEP Preview

October 19, 2015
This month, CEP's main feature looks at a systems approach to environmental management and sustainability. You'll also find in this issue a look at Israel's chemicals industry,...

To Be or Not To Be... An Engineer

March 1, 2011
Yes, being a professional means that you get letters after your name, and yes it may make getting that next job a little easier, but I'd like to get your opinion on something. Can...

Register for AIChE’s Online Career Fair

January 26, 2012
Register today for AIChE’s Online Career Fair and begin to search through job postings and apply for positions now, before the online event takes place on March 20-21, 2012.

Book Review: Peer Power

October 8, 2012
Have you been challenged by difficult colleagues or by other workplace relationship conflicts? Then maybe Peer Power should be next on your reading list!

New Resource Site for Faculty Candidates

March 8, 2016
Are you a faculty candidate? Are you going to be looking for a position in academia in the coming months or years? Professor Roman Voronov has been working on a blog “A Faculty...

Video Games + Biology= Awesomeness!

December 6, 2010
There are many reasons why we game. Some game to escape, others to compete, and my personal favorite, to learn. Now, gamers have another—and even loftier—goal behind their time in...

Grow Your Student Chapter with Social Networking

November 2, 2011
In a Student Chapter Workshop, Jordan Keith and a fellow student of North Carolina State University spoke about their experiences and success with LinkedIn in connecting to and...

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