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K-12 Initiative

The K-12 initiative leverages AIChE's Volunteer Base 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.
Members of SIOC met in New Orleans to discuss implementation of the group’s new action plan.

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.

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...

Working Abroad: A Discussion

Archived Webinar
Nov 10, 2015
Daniel Sujo and Experience Nduagu speak about their experiences immigrating for work, and share advice for those both working abroad or who have...

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...

Look Who's 213: The DuPont Story

Archived Webinar
Apr 23, 2015
One of the oldest companies in the world, DuPont has invented thousands of materials, played critical roles in both World Wars, and has indirectly...

Developing the Next Generation of STEM Leaders

Archived Webinar
Apr 22, 2008
How can engineers and scientists best influence and inspire the next generation of scientific leaders? How can we reach out to the K-12 community to...

National Engineers Week: Giving Back

February 22, 2012
Since this year's theme for National Engineers Week is 7 billion people, 7 billion dreams, 7 billion chances for engineers to turn dreams into reality, it seems like a just the...

Podcast Series Speaks to Top Chemical Engineers

December 21, 2016
As part of AIChE's Doing a World of Good campaign, we recently interviewed three prominent chemical engineers to discuss various aspects of their careers, including some of their...

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.

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.

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.

Leading the Way to a Safer World

The 2015 AIChE Gala raised more than $600,000 and celebrated CCPS's 30th anniversary by honoring leaders in process safety and their respective companies.

October 2016 CEP Preview

October 11, 2016
This month's cover feature focuses on investigating process incidents as a means of preventing future incidents.

Creating a Culture of Diversity

October
2016
Career Catalyst
Zenaida Otero Gephardt, Vincent G. Grassi , Alon McCormick , Otis Shelton
An inclusive workplace with a diverse workforce ensures that the best talent is at the table and that everyone’s ideas can be heard. A strong diversity culture, like a strong safety culture, is good for business, the profession, and our individual career advancement.

K-12 Outreach: Hershey Company Shadow Program

November 25, 2011
For the past several years, the Susquehanna AIChE chapter has sponsored a shadow program for high school students at a handful of local businesses. One of the most active programs...

Cargill: On a Journey To Do A World of Good

Process Safety Management is certainly not new to Cargill.  However, according to Cargill’s Vice President for Environment Health & Safety, Al Johnson, “Collaborating with C

AIChE Minority Affairs Committee Scholarship Fund

July 15, 2012
The Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) and the AIChE Foundation are working together to support the Minority Affairs Committee Scholarship Fund. This fund promotes activities that...

Rocky Mountain K-12 Outreach in Action!

December 2, 2011
Greetings from the Rocky Mountain Section of AIChE! Since our section covers a lot of territory, it makes sense that several different types of outreach projects exist throughout...

On Outreach

July 15, 2010
I'll admit it. I'm a person who gets bored... very easily. Of consequence, there is one thing I find intolerable for myself: inactivity. There are lots of people like me and we...

Science Is for Everyone, Kids Included!

January 4, 2013
In this TEDTalk, Beau Lotto and one of the world's youngest published scientists (Amy O'Toole) share their findings and their passion for learning.

Texas Is Giving Away Wind Energy

November 30, 2015
Wind power is now so cheap in Texas that many energy retailers offer special deals that include free electricity at night after demand drops and the turbines are still pumping out...

Vote for Your Favorite Student Videos!

August 14, 2015
Of all of the engineering disciplines, it is toughest to describe what exactly a chemical engineer does. “Part of the difficulty lies in the fact that the other engineering...

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