AIChE Education Division

Improving the Quality of Chemical Engineering Education

Sixth Edition of EDUNews now available

Hot off the digital presses, the sixth edition of the official publication of the AIChE Education Division is now available! Read EDUNews today!

Future Faculty Mentoring Program Continues into Year 2

The Education Division is continuing a program for Future Faculty Mentoring at the 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting.  Interested in serving as a Mentor in the next cycle? The time commitment is modest and the possible impact on a young ChE is great. To join the pool, please fill out the short application at   http://jimi.cbee.oregonstate.edu/concept_warehouse/FFMentor/

Information about being a mentor or a mentee is available by clicking the role of interest. Questions should be directed to the program coordinator, Milo Koretsky (milo.koretsky@oregonstate.edu).

Education Division Elections Results 2013

The 2013 Education Division elections were held during August. Congratulations to Matt Liberatore on his election as 2nd Vice-Chair, and to Robert Hesketh on election to Director. Ben Davis was retained as Secretary-Treasurer, Taryn Bayles becomes 1st Vice-Chair and Program Chair, and Jason Keith succeeds Don Visco as Division Chair. 

In Memory of Professor Donald Robert Woods

With great sadness we report the passing of Don Woods, Professor Emeritus at McMaster University; important contributor to the establishment of the AIChE Education Division; and even more important contributor to engineering education as a whole. Don touched the lives of many chemical engineering educators in a profound way, inspiring them to put the same rigor and effort into their teaching as they do to their technical research. He has long provided a regular series of workshops on teaching-related subjects through the Education Division, most recently a well-attended session on Polishing Your Networking Skills in 2011. His contributions to the Institute will be missed, but his impact on individuals motivating them to improve our world through effective chemical engineering education will carry on as part of his legacy.

His obituary is at http://www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com/

His AICHE profile is available at http://www.aiche.org/profile/donald-woods.

2013 REU Opportunities Posted

Professor Michael Cutlip has once again posted a list of available Research Experiences for Undergraduates for this year at http://www.polymath-software.com/REU2013/. Pass on the link to your students and interns!

Join the Education Division Today!

You can join the Division at any time by calling AIChE Customer Service at 1-800-242-4363. If you prefer to join online:

IF YOU HAVE NOT YET RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2012: Just add the Division to your renewal by checking the appropriate box on the paper form or by adding the Division to your membership list online before checking out.

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2012: Go to AIChE.org and select Divisions & Forums, then click on "Join a Division". A list of all the Divsions and Forums of which you are not a member will appear. If the Education Division appears, select it and join! Note that this page often has problems, in which case you should call AIChE at 1-800-242-4363.

New URL

We now have our own domain, http://www.edudiv.org. Its short, easy to remember, and easy to share!