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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.

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.

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.

AIChE Foundation Newsletter

We are pleased to announce the AIChE Foundation newsletter which celebrates the good work we do around the globe thanks to the incredibly generous donors who make it all possible, and provide&nb

Undergraduate Process Safety Learning Initiative

AIChE recognizes that the best way to lead the way to a safer world is through transforming Chemical Engineering Education. Although companies have extensive safety training programs, chemical engineering graduates currently enter the workforce with limited Process Safety Education.

BASF Hosts First Faculty Workshop on Process Safety

As a Founders’ Circle member of our Doing a World of Good campaign, BASF recently hosted their first process safety workshop to better educate faculty and provide an in-depth look at the importance of process safety education for undergraduates.

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.

Greg Yeo: Doing a World of Good

In this episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet Greg Yeo who talks about how "grit" has impacted his role as Chief Engineer at ExxonMobil Chemical Company.

Cato Laurencin: Doing a World of Good

In this episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet Cato Laurencin who talks about his work in regenerative engineering. Listen on the Giving site or subscribe in iTunes.

Together, we are changing the world.

In this episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet Frances Arnold who talks about her work in directed evolution. Listen on the Giving site or subscribe in iTunes.

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.

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.

International Student Chapter Leadership Development Travel Grant

As part of the Doing a World of Good campaign, the AIChE Foundation funded five students from around the world were recipients of an International Student Chapter Leadership Development Travel Grant to attend the 2017 Annual Student Conference.  This grant afforded most

The ChE in Context: Your Voice and Role in Public Outreach

April
2018
The ChE in Context
Evelyn Fairman, Phil Westmoreland
AIChE members balance two roles in their public lives: that of citizen and that of chemical engineer. As citizens, we desire a just and effective government; as chemical engineers, we apply our skills to improve the well being of society. These two...

AIChE & Saudi Local Section Sign Agreement at CEO Forum

March 29, 2018

AIChE and the AIChE Saudi Arabia Local Section (SAS) have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate and partner on common goals that strengthen chemical engineering knowledge and support societal needs in the Middle East.

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. 



AIChE® 35 Under 35 Award

At the 2017 Annual AIChE Meeting in Minneapolis, AIChE and the Young Professionals Committee (YPC) recognized and celebrated 35 outstanding young professional AIChE members with the AIChE 35 Under 35 Award for their significant contributions to the Institute and to the chemical eng

AIChE #GivingTuesday – All for Good

November 28, 2017

Your #GivingTuesday, All for Good gift will help support a range of programs for students, young professionals, women, underrepresented minority chemical engineers, and K-12.

Lizzy Zimmerman on Taking STEM Education to the Next Level

November 21, 2017

John Cirucci, an AIChE Foundation Trustee, sat down with ChemE senior and AIChE volunteer Lizzy Zimmerman for a chat about her efforts at the University of Iowa, her insights on STEM outreach and her plans for the future.

Fuel the Future of STEM

What would today’s world look like without the contributions of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)? It’s almost unfathomable.

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