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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.

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.

Amita Gupta and Sujata Bhatia: Doing a World of Good

In this episode of the Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet Amita Gupta and Sujata Bhatia, two fascinating women using their considerable talents to help radically transform the medical and public health sectors.

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.

Kelly Barb and John Cirucci: Doing a World of Good

In this episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet Kelly Barb and John Cirucci, co-chairs of AIChE's Global Social Initiatives Committee, a working group dedicated to promoting volunteerism and social action within the organization. Listen on the Giving site or subscribe in iTunes. This podcast is supported by a generous donation from Raj & Kamla Gupta.

John J. McKetta, Jr. 1915 – 2019

January 15, 2019

John J. McKetta, Jr., a Fellow and former president of AIChE, and a mentor to generations of chemical engineers, died on January 15, 2019, in Austin, TX. He was 103.

LyondellBasell Safety Experts Advance Best Practices

LyondellBasell one of world’s the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies, teamed up with AIChE and CCPS hosting Chemical Engineering professors from around the world to deliver process safety best practices. Educators from the U.S.

Christine Seymour – Investing in the Future

AIChE Past President and Fellow, Christine Seymour, has made a tremendous personal commitment to the future of the profession by gifting one year of AIChE Young Professional membership for all Lehigh University BS Chemical Engineering graduates starting with the class of 2019.

Building Respectful and Inclusive Cultures

On Monday, October 29th 2018, at the 2018 AIChE Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, The AIChE Foundation in partnership with Chevron co-hosted a session titled “Conscious Inclusion, Building Respectful and Inclusive Cultures”.

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.

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. The social was attended by over 100 AIChE students representing universities and student chapters across the globe.

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