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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.

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.

The ChE in Context: Members Will Shape AIChE’s Climate Change Policy

July
2017
The ChE in Context
Mary Ellen Ternes, Phillip R. Westmoreland
In the eight months since the U.S. Presidential election, AIChE and its Public Affairs and Information Committee (PAIC) have received many calls for action to expand AIChE’s climate change policy. As evidenced by many threads in the AIChE Engage...

Disability Unity Community Convocation

In Fall 2016, AIChE’s ChemEs with Disabilities Task Force, an offshoot of the Institute’s Societal Impact Operating Council, extended its outreach across professional discipline

A Remarkable Year of Empowering Good

In 2016, the AIChE Foundation advanced its mission to make the world a better and safer place through chemical engineering. Thanks to our generous supporters we are demonstrating our dedication to doing
a world of good.

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 w

Shaping Students into Future Leaders

Over the last few years, the Fuels and Petrochemicals Division has hosted annual K-12 OutReach Programs in San Antonio, New Orleans, Austin an

Gerald Lessells

In 1968, Gerry Lessells initiated AIChE's effort to raise the profile of minority engineers in the Institute and the profession.

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

Sangtae Kim

The AIChE Foundation met with Sangtae “Sang” Kim, AIChE Trustee and Fellow, to discuss his passion for chemical engineering, philanthropy, and the Eureka moment he had last year which solved a 140 year-old problem in fluid mechanics.

Engineering Diversity and Inclusion Summit

Attendees at AIChE’s 2015 Annual Meeting helped plan the next-steps in the Institute’s work to advance inclusiveness in chemical engineering profession, at a summit devoted to better serving the Institute’s multi-faceted membership.

Peter Schwalbenberg

The AIChE Foundation caught up with Peter Schwalbenberg, AIChE young professional to discuss his profession, personal aspirations and involvement in the Institute.

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.

2015 AIChE Annual Student Conference in Salt Lake City with Peter Lederman, AIChE Foundation Chair

2015 International Travel Grant Awardees

This year, thanks to the generous support of donors, the AIChE Foundation provided travel grants that enabled 8 Interntional Student Leaders to attend the 2015 Annual Student Co

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.

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