Young Professionals

AIChE Foundation Fall Newsletter

We are pleased to announce the fall newsletter which highlights stories on how we are at the forefront of creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce for all chemical engineers.

Networking Strategies to Propel Your Career

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
This presentation discusses various early career strategies to build business relationships with coworkers, clients, and vendors. Develop a strong...

Soft Skills for Young Professionals

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
Going from being a student to working is a big transition for most of us. It requires us to learn how to navigate the real world, and we can use all...
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.

MMAIChE and Their Winning Brew

July 25, 2019

The AIChE Beer Brewing Competition is not only fun, but it has also proven a good way to energize local sections. It's also a way to help improve the next craft brew.

Speak So Your Boss Will Listen

July 3, 2019

Not a confident presenter? These speaking and presentation tips will help you deliver your point effectively.

Redefining Career Success

May 22, 2019

Having a clear definition of what success means to you will help you get the most satisfaction from your career.

Two Roads: MS ChE or MBA?

May 6, 2019

Advantages come with both an MS ChE and with an MBA, so the right choice depends on each chemical engineer's specific career goals and interests.

The Poddar Award for Rising Chemical Engineers

The AIChE Foundation had the opportunity to chat with Doing a World of Good champions, Syamal and Susmita Poddar on their generous support to endow The Poddar Award for Rising Chemical Engineers.

YPOV: Leading Multidisciplinary Teams

May
2019
YPOV
Matt Stewart
Company initiatives often manifest at the plant level as site assessments. As an energetic and talented young professional, you may land the responsibility of leading such an assessment. That responsibility can seem daunting, especially because...

It's Okay to Ask for Help

April 30, 2019

Asking for help has benefits beyond simply accomplishing the task at hand. Learning to accept help and delegate are important for success in work and life.

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...

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...

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.

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.

2019 AIChE President's Message

January 8, 2019

AIChE enters 2019 strong and with goals for building an even stronger association. Hear more from AIChE President Kimberly Ogden.

Meet the Inaugural John C. Chen Endowment Recipients

October 31, 2018

Jennifer Sinclair Curtis, Dean of Engineering at the University of California, Davis, took time out during the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh to speak with Donna Bryant and Colin Young, the two inaugural scholarship recipients of the John C. Chen Endowment for Young Professional Leadership.

Advice for Young Managers: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

December 3, 2018

Aretha Franklin famously sang “R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Find out what it means to me,” as a demand for equal treatment for women and minorities during a period of immense societal change.

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

Mike Harold Introduces the AIChE Journal Futures Issue

September 24, 2018

The August 2018 issue of the AIChE Journal is the inaugural "Futures" issue. This issue explores the latest developments in chemical engineering research and invited early career researchers to contribute their pioneering works.

Featured Engage Discussions: September 2018

August 25, 2018

Discussions on Engage range from technical subjects to career advice. This month hot topics include writing great emails, courses and degrees beyond a bachelor's, and more.

Build an Effective Collaborative Team

August 28, 2018

Have a team effort ahead? Use these tips to collaborate effectively, even when you're in different locations and with different levels of technical skills and expertise.

Featured Engage Discussions: August 2018

August 24, 2018

Discussions on Engage range from technical subjects to career advice. This month hot topics include simulation software, PE licenses, online courses and degrees, and involvement in student chapters.

Millennials: The New Guard

August 1, 2018

Millennials will soon be the majority in the workplace. Learn how some companies are embracing their best attributes.

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

Featured Engage Discussions: July 2018

July 18, 2018

Discussions on Engage range from technical subjects to career advice. This month hot topics include stress at college, workplace collaboration, and Millennials on the job.

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.

Young Engineers Point of View: Lessons for the New Professor

July
2018
YPOV
Nastassja Lewinski
A new academic year is just around the corner, which means new beginnings. If you are starting your first faculty position, congratulations! This new role will demand your time, as well as skills and responsibilities you may not have tapped into before. I found the transition to be exciting and somewhat overwhelming. Any feelings of unease can be managed with careful planning and realistic expectations.

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.

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

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