Young Professionals Community

Young Professional (YP) members are a vital and active group of AIChE members.  AIChE Young Professionals are:

  • Under the age of 35 and have graduated from an undergraduate institution,
  • Those new to the working world,
  • Masters or PhD students,
  • Those looking for a career in chemical engineering post-graduation, and
  • Those who have been working for a few years and starting to advance in their careers.

The Young Professionals Committee (YPC) works to increase participation among Young Professionals in AIChE benefits, services and volunteer opportunities.  The committee

  • Serves as an intermediary between undergraduate students moving into the next phase of their professional or academic careers,
  • Creates technical and social programming for YP's at AIChE conferences,
  • Supports sub-sections of local sections that hold events especially geared toward YP's,
  • Supports and vocalizes the needs of YP's within the Institute, and
  • Helps define the future of AIChE and the chemical engineering profession.

Interested in getting involved? E-mail for more information.

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Upcoming Events

Graduate Student Networking Reception

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 5:30pm MST
Posted by Monica Stowe
Before the 2015 Annual Meeting gets started, join your fellow graduate student members at the Graduate Student Networking Reception. This will be your opportunity to meet and network with fellow graduate student members prior to the conference. The reception will be held in Canyon A at the Hilton...Read more

Young Professionals Social at Annual Meeting

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 8:00pm-10:30pm MST
Posted by Monica Stowe
The Young Professionals' Social will be taking place at Squatters Pub & Brewery (two blocks from the conference hotel): 147 Broadway Salt Lake City, UT 84101 This event, hosted by the Young Professionals Committee (YPC), is a great opportunity to network with a diverse group of young...Read more

Recent Events

Virtual Career Fair - September 10, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 12:00pm-4:00pm EDT
Posted by Monica Stowe
The AIChE Virtual Career Fair is scheduled on September 10 th from 12 noon to 4 p.m., with a student hour from 3 to 4 p.m. Register directly or using your LinkedIn account and make connections with chemical engineering industry leaders, such as recent participating employers Occidental, CPKelco and...Read more

AIChE 2016 Board of Directors Elections

Tuesday, September 8 - October 12, 2015, 12:00am EDT
Posted by Monica Stowe
Have your voice be heard in the future of chemical engineering and AIChE. Vote in the AIChE Board of Directors Election September 8 through October 12 to help decide who will lead the Institute. As young chemical engineers you are the future. Your vote in this election will direct how AIChE, the...Read more

Recent Activity

Is a Nontraditional ChemE Career for You?

Posted by Mohammed Alyanbaawi on
The rapid growth of technology, globalization, the changing demographics of the workforce — all of these factors have eliminated the former notion of a linear career path. Modern-day employment requires workers to be adaptable to any and every change that may come their way. Chemical engineers are...Read more

Graduate Student Research Spotlight

Posted by Monica Stowe on
Are you a graduate student who recently published research? Are you interested in sharing that research with over 10,000 readers in the chemical engineering community? If so, ChEnected , AIChE's blog, wants to feature you and your research through a new online series, the Spotlight on Graduate...Read more