Societal Impact

Featured

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.

Imagine what all of us can do.

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.

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.

Jackie Ying

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

Dr. Rajeev Gautam

Dr. Rajeev Gautam is President and CEO at UOP, a Honeywell Company.

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

Interview: 2016 International Travel Grant Winners (Part 2)

November 28, 2016

In this interview hear from student travel grant winners from Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan; Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia; Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan; and National Autonomous University of Hondoras, Honduras.

October 2016 CEP Preview

October 11, 2016

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

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 electricity.

Photo Highlights from the 2015 AIChE Gala

November 4, 2015

Raising more than $600,000 in support of the global expansion of process safety education for undergraduates, the event celebrated the 30th Anniversary of CCPS.

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.

12-Year-Old Wins Chemistry Competition

August 22, 2014

Twelve-year-old Audrey Gallier hasn’t decided what she wants to do when she grows up, but she knows it involves science. And she’s not waiting until college to crack open advanced textbooks...

AIChE Apprentice Takes on Potable Water Challenge

July 14, 2014

Alex Avram, a chemical engineering PhD student at UARK who recently joined the three-year AIChE Apprenticeship Program, describes his plans to help communities gain access to potable water.

AIChE at USASEF: Doing Our Part for STEM Education

May 9, 2014

What’s a hydrogel? How do chemical engineers design mixers for viscous fluids such as chocolate? These and other questions were answered at the AIChE-sponsored booth at the recent 3rd USA Science and Engineering Festival (USASEF) in Washington, D.C.

Your Career as a Volunteer

April 4, 2013

There are many opportunities in the workplace and beyond for volunteering that can enrich your career and your life. Read about how other chemical engineers are contributing and making a difference.

Drexel University AIChE Members Support Educational Outreach

March 11, 2013

Drexel University AIChE members recently shared their enthusiasm for math and science through the Lindy Scholars program, teaching a science lesson to seventh grade students from three west Philadelphia schools. Read more about their experience.

Biohacking: Should Biotechnology Be Available to the Masses?

January 22, 2013

Biologist Ellen Jorgensen wonders, "We have personal computing, why not personal biotech?" So she and her colleagues decided to opened Genspace, a nonprofit DIYbio lab in Brooklyn devoted to citizen science, where amateurs can go and tinker with biotechnology.

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.

Where Are All the Women?

December 6, 2012

Adina D. Sterling, assistant professor of strategy at Washington University Olin Business School, shares her own thoughts and experiences and invites your opinions on STEM gender equality. What will it take to bring more women to STEM professions? Join in the conversation.

Environmental Division Pittsburgh Service Project

October 25, 2012

Join your fellow AIChE members and the local Pittsburgh community on Sunday morning of the Annual Meeting--share a great experience protecting important ecosystems and promoting local food sourcing in our host city!

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.

Houston: Encouraging the Next Generation of Chemical Engineers

May 16, 2012

During AIChE’s Spring Meeting in Houston, TX, eight meeting attendees visited Booker T. Washington High School to speak with students about chemical engineering. Booker T. Washington is a magnet school for the engineering professions in the Houston Independent School District.

Happy Engineers Week 2012!

February 21, 2012

This week is the 61st National Engineers Week, a time to reflect on and celebrate the accomplishments of our profession, as well as a time to plan for its future through outreach and awareness campaigns.

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 the region. We encourage new members and young professionals to lead similar efforts and take the time to share their efforts as well! Following, we highlight two of our outreach efforts.

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 has been at The Hershey Company (THC). Each spring, a number of engineers at THC have been involved with a half-day shadow program that involves exposing four to six high school students to chemical engineering.

Wahoo Wizards: A University of Virginia Classroom Outreach Story

November 16, 2011

Wahoo Wizards is a community outreach program that was started eleven years ago and is supported by the AIChE student chapter at the University of Virginia. Named after the unofficial mascot of the university, this program aims to immerse K-6 students in the Charlottesville, VA, community in science and engineering.

Career Day at Chem Show

November 3, 2011

As part of support activities for students and young professionals, the Metro New York local section organized a Career Day on November 1, 2011. It took place in tandem with AIChE's Northeast Regional Conference at the Chem Show.

Keynote speaker, Anthony Fasano spoke on the major elements involved in creating an extraordinary engineering career.

Cocoa, Kids, and Chemical Engineering – A Sweet Combination

September 28, 2011

The “What in the World” (WITW) program for fifth and sixth graders was started in 1996 by the Lancaster and Lebanon (PA) Science and Technology Alliance (LLSTA). I have personally been involved with it for the last five years. This vocational program is designed to help students understand why they need to study and do well in math and science.

Pages

Subscribe to Societal Impact