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AIChE K-12

AIChE K-12 leverages the Institute’s vast network of volunteers for enhanced and expanded local impact in K-12 Outreach. Our objective is to increase interest, awareness, and excitement for science and engineering in K-12 students and prepare future engineering students and professionals to creatively solve technical challenges in an ethical, environmentally responsible, and socially conscious way.

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The Doing a World of Good Campaign is one of the most ambitious fundraising programs in our history. AIChE expects to raise $15 million over five years that will be directed toward five transformative priorities. Learn more.

Societal Impact Operating Council (SIOC)

The Societal Impact Operating Council is leading efforts to define how chemical engineers can most effectively address societal needs. Accountabilities include outreach and public policy, diversity of the profession, and the global business environment.

AIChE Foundation Newsletter

We are pleased to announce the fall newsletter which highlights stories on how we are at the forefront of creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce for all chemical engineers.

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 Engineering) interns.

Empowering Women and Underrepresented Groups in Chemical Engineering

From Margaret Hutchinson Rousseau, to Mae Jemison, Barbara Minor to Frances Arnold, these trailblazing and brilliant chemical engineers have inspired thousands of women and underrepresented groups to follow in their footsteps to change the course of history and become chemical engineers.

CCPS 2019 Summer and Fall Highlights

October 25, 2019

Catch up on the latest CCPS news, including student boot camps, faculty workshops, regional meetings around the world, and more.

All For Good: Engineering for Inclusion

The AIChE Foundation’s Doing a World of Good campaign announced the launch of its latest initiative, All For Good: Engineering for Inclusion, a comprehensive, multi-year, industrywide collective effort to increase inclusion in engineering.

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.

CEP: News Update

October
2019
News Update
AIChE Diversity Report Highlights Gaps in Inclusion Researchers at the Univ. of Michigan (UM) recently published a study that examines the experiences of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and...

The ChE in Context: AIChE’s Aids to Information Exchange

October
2019
The ChE in Context
Evelyn Fairman, Phil Westmoreland
AIChE’s Public Affairs and Information Committee (PAIC) is responsible for leading the Institute’s issues-based analyses and policy developments. This role involves not only communicating with government policymakers, but also helping members to...

September 2019 Featured Engage Discussions

September 26, 2019

Have good advice to share? Want to see what other chemical engineers and chemical engineering students are up to? Check out the latest discussions.

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