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AIChE Beer Brewing Competition Winners Webinar

Archived Webinar
Mar 6, 2018
The 2017 AIChE Beer Brewing Competition winning team, Team MMAIChE, from the Mid-Michigan Local Section of AIChE presents their brewing processes for their winning brews. Their team won the Grand Prize, 1st in Bright/Hoppy Tasting Category, 3rd in Dark/Malty Tasting Category, 3rd Best Poster...

First Year Dues Waiver for AIChE Young Professionals

January 15, 2018

To help the next generation of chemical engineers experience the benefits of AIChE membership and assimilate into the AIChE community, AIChE’s Board of Directors, at its June 2017 meeting, approved

Globalize Your Career

March 14, 2018
Globalization has become unavoidable for businesses, organizations, and even individuals who must now extend their reach internationally to be successful.

Young Professionals Point of View: Globalize Your Career

March
2018
YPOV
Owen Jappen
Globalization has become unavoidable for businesses, organizations, and even individuals who must now extend their reach internationally to be successful. Political entities around the world are split on the idea — either decrying or heralding its implications on trade, supply chains, and efficiency. This discord can be intimidating to students and young professionals. However, globalization is inevitable and young people need to consider how it affects them.

Write a Résumé that Stands Out

February 6, 2018

Many struggle to write a résumé, but these pointers will make the process easier and help hone your image to match the job you seek.

Featured Engage Discussions: January, 2018

January 30, 2017

Discussion central participants discuss mentors/influencers, the role of chemical engineers in the American economy, risk management, and the skill of creating quality presentations.

How to Start a Young Professionals Local Section

Archived Webinar
Jan 19, 2017
The AIChE Young Professionals Committee shares information on how a recent graduate from college or a young professional AIChE member can start an AIChE local section in their area. This webinar offers guidance, ideas and best practices for starting off a successful local section. If you are...

Working Abroad: A Discussion

Archived Webinar
Nov 10, 2015
Daniel Sujo and Experience Nduagu speak about their experiences immigrating for work, and share advice for those both working abroad or who have teammates from other countries.

Featured Engage Discussions: October 2017

October 24, 2017

Discussion central participants discuss why they become a chemical engineer, the purpose, of the instructional lab, describing the process safety profession to others, and more.

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 member

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: Energy

August 24, 2017

Meet three more winners of the AIChE 35 Under 35 awards and learn about their diverse work and backgrounds.

YPOV: Maintain Work-Life Balance as a New Parent

September
2017
YPOV
Emily Frangenberg
t is no easy task to meet deadlines and stay focused at work while battling the exhaustion of caring for a newborn. For chemical engineers who have demanding careers, it may never seem like the right time to start a family. Take comfort in knowing that many AIChE members have done it before and they are willing to share their experiences. Here are some tips for staying organized and effective at work as a new mom or dad.

AIChE 35 Under 35: Bioengineering

August 10, 2017

With support from the AIChE Foundation, AIChE and its Young Professional Committee (YPC) are honoring 35 notable young professionals under the age of 35. In this post, read interviews from winners in the category of bioengineering.

AIChE ® 35 Under 35

August
2017
Special Section
Elizabeth Pavone
AIChE and the Young Professionals Committee (YPC), with support from the AIChE Foundation, are recognizing these 35 outstanding young professional AIChE members with the AIChE 35 Under 35 Award because they have made significant contributions to the Institute and to the chemical engineering profession.

YPOV: The 35 Under 35 Award Winners: A Sneak Peek

July
2017
YPOV
Emily Frangenberg
A CEO. An attorney. Two company co-founders. Two senior process engineers. Twelve professors. They work for large organizations, public and private universities, and small startup companies. They hail from all over the globe, but they all have one thing in common: They are among the winners of AIChE’s inaugural 35 Under 35 Award.

Meet Nemoy Rau—Featured YP for November

November 15, 2012

Get to know more about this month's featured YP, including how he left a more traditional chemical engineering job in Houston to pursue a new career choice.

Peter Schwalbenberg

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

YPOV: Should You Pursue PE Licensure?

March
2017
YPOV
Emily Frangenberg
Becoming licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE) takes dedication. Having a PE after your name signals to employers and clients that you have competence in your field and helps set you apart from your competitors. Although the requirements to...

YPs Tour Abita Brewery's "Green" Facility

April 25, 2014

A group of 25 Young Professionals took a break from the AIChE Spring Meeting to take a tour of the Abita Brewing Company in Abita Springs, LA, and learned more about the green engineering behind the brewery's operations.

You Got Your PhD, Now What? - Video Blog of the Annual Meeting's Best Non-Technical Session

October 20, 2011

Having a PhD does not mean you have to spend your whole career working in research. Experienced attendees discussed how they overcame the stereotype that PhDs are research workers and moved into leadership roles in industry. A Q&A session addressed career planning issues that new PhDs should consider when starting out in industry.

I captured some highlights of this session in the following videos:

Excel Tip #2: Master Selection, Copy, and Move

January 18, 2017
In the second installment of this series, we look at the frequently used Excel techniques of selecting, copying, and moving. Simple slip-ups in these common Excel operations can open your work up to major errors, but master them, and you can gain speed, efficiency, and more dependable spreadsheet calculations.

YPOV: Choose the Right PhD Program

January
2017
YPOV
Emily Frangenberg
Applying to doctoral programs can seem like a daunting task. But doing your research and staying organized can help you earn an acceptance letter from a quality school.

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 achieveme

YPOV: Happy Hour Etiquette: How to Behave at After-Hours Functions

November
2016
YPOV
Emily Frangenberg
The end of the year is fast approaching, which means countless office holiday parties are just around the corner. Attending a work holiday party or happy hour can be a fun way to engage and network with coworkers in a relaxed setting. However, if...

Meet a Young Professional Local Section: Chicago

December 31, 2011

This past year was a busy year for the Young Professional Advisory Board Chicago local section. Our YP group has grown tremendously over the past few years with several new active members. The Chicago section has recently restructured in order to give more YPs more chances for leadership roles. Each month we hold an event specifically focused on young professional topics rotating our focus each month between technical topics, professional development topics, outreach events and purely social events. In the past few months we hosted events all throughout the greater Chicagoland area.

Business Case for Being a Young Professional in AIChE

May 11, 2012

Today’s careers for chemical engineers are full of decisions regarding how we invest our time. The work-life balance is challenged from the time demanded from our employers. The time we can devote to ourselves for social activities, hobbies, family, and travel is constrained. This lack of balance causes us to ask of activities outside of our careers, “What is the return?”.

Latest YPC News

September 26, 2012

YPC is currently working on finalizing a number of great YP and Student sessions and activities for this year’s Annual Student and Professional Conferences in Pittsburgh, PA this October - but that's not all!

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