Diversity and Inclusion

AIChE Diversity Statement

Board approved November 2015

AIChE is committed to creating an environment in the Institute and profession in which all members, regardless of characteristics such as gender, race, religion, age, physical condition, sexual orientation, nationality or ethnicity, are valued and respected.

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International Women's Day 2019

March 8, 2019

A look back at achievements for women in the past year at AIChE and in the chemical engineering community, and an eye on the future.

AfroBiotech Conference 2019

October 27-29, 2019
The AfroBiotech Conference, hosted by the Society for Biological Engineering, will highlight the achievements of African Americans in biotechnology, inspire a new generation of diverse biotechnology professionals and identify, communicate, and explore current advancements in various aspects of...

AfroBiotech Conference 2019

October 27-29, 2019
The AfroBiotech Conference, hosted by the Society for Biological Engineering, will highlight the achievements of African Americans in biotechnology, inspire a new generation of diverse biotechnology professionals and identify, communicate, and explore current advancements in various aspects of...
Sharon Beshouri (left) receives AIChE's 2019 AGILE Award from AIChE President Kimberly Ogden.

Beshouri Receives AIChE's Award for Government and Industry Leaders

April 1, 2019

Sharon Beshouri, President of Shell Global Solutions (U.S.), Inc., has received the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) Government and Industry Leaders (AGILE) Award. She set the stage for the conference with her welcome keynote lecture entitled “Embracing Transitions Today: Assuring a Robust Future Tomorrow.”

International Women's Day 2019

March 8, 2019

A look back at achievements for women in the past year at AIChE and in the chemical engineering community, and an eye on the future.

The Good Food Institute: Doing a World of Good

In this episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet Allison Berke, Liz Specht, and Elliot Swartz of the Good Food Institute, and learn more about the development of plant-based and cell-based meat products.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Today

February 21, 2019

“Girl Day” is a movement spearheaded by DiscoverE aimed at inspiring grade-school girls to find a calling in engineering. And there's still time to volunteer.

Celebrate Engineers Week

February 18, 2019

Join us in celebrating Engineers Week 2019 as we recognize the many ways engineers make a difference in the world.

Gilda Barabino, Christine Grant, and Paula Hammond: Doing a World of Good

In this episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet Gilda Barabino, Christine Grant, and Paula Hammond, all of whom are active in AIChE’s Minority Affairs Committee. Listen on the Giving site or subscribe in iTunes. This podcast is supported by a generous donation from Raj & Kamla Gupta.

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.

Happy Holidays from the AIChE Foundation

Thank you for your support. Your generosity has been the driving force to advancing the chemical engineering profession and positively impacting our global society.

Leading a Diverse Team

December 18, 2018

Team members with different backgrounds can provide new perspectives and ideas that help fuel innovation and create more engaged employees.

Anthony Edward Butterfield of University of Utah and Stephanie Farrell of Rowan University conducting the 2018 LGBTQ+ & Allies Workshop

Be an LGBTQ+ Ally

November 13, 2018

The LGBTQ+ & Allies workshop, panel, and reception at the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting provided an opportunity for chemical engineers to learn how to be an ally and why it is important.

AIChE LGBTQ+ Student Ice Cream Social

On Saturday, October 27th at the  2018 AIChE Annual Student Conference in Pittsburgh the AIChE Foundation hosted the inaugural AIChE LGBTQ+ Ice Cream Social for students.

Dow CEO Jim Fitterling Is Panelist at AIChE LGBTQ+ & Allies Event

October 23, 2018

Dow Chemical CEO Jim Fitterling will participate as a panelist in AIChE's 2018 LGBTQ+ & Allies Inclusion in Engineering Workshop & Panel Tuesday, October 30 at the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. The panel will discuss how to best attract, engage and include LGBTQ+ engineers into your workplace, department or classroom. Learn more.

Gift from Eric Reiner Helps Launch LGBTQ+ & Allies Initiative

Eric S. Reiner, a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and a retired managing director at UBS AG (the Swiss bank), has kicked off the fundraising for AIChE’s new LGBTQ+ & Allies Initiative with a $50,000 donation.

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.

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.

Happy Holidays from the AIChE Foundation

Thank you for your support. Your generosity has been the driving force to advancing the chemical engineering profession and positively impacting our global society.&nb

2015 WIC Travel Grant Award Winners

Enabling more women to attend an AIChE conference provides a valuable opportunity to advance their professional development via networking, shared resources, and increased visib

Interviews with Pioneers of Diversity

Interviews with some of MAC’s most prominent leaders and advocates: James Wei, Henry Brown, Otis Shelton, Lance Collins, Christine Grant, and Gerry Lessells.

Chemical Professionals with Disabilities Discuss Their Experiences

February 6, 2017

Past AIChE president Bill Byers sat down with Disability Convocation participants prior to the session for a discussion. Among other questions, he asked participants to discuss their experience with a disability and the role it has played in their career.

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 personal achi

October 2016 CEP Preview

October 11, 2016

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

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 encourage the education and training of minorities in engineering and related disciplines through student scholarships and mentoring programs.

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