Share your opinion on the future of chemical engineering.
The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is conducting a study that will guide our profession for the next 30 years. The Virtual Local Section is having two meetings on April 22 and 23 so rank-and-file AIChE members have an opportunity to provide input to the study.
Prior to the meeting, we are gathering information via a confidential questionnaire. For further information about the study as well as the link to the questionnaire, visit the VLS meeting webpage. If you are interested in sharing your opinion, please take the VLS questionnaire. (VLS members, please answer the questionnaire that was emailed to you directly from VLS.)
You may recall an earlier Discussion Central thread and an earlier 2019 Annual Meeting thread on the Town Hall at the 2019 Annual Meeting for the NASEM study on ChE in the 21st Century. Feel free to look back at the threads we had on this back in November 2019. Thanks to those of you who replied to the earlier threads ( @Kirsten Rosselot, @Alec Walker, @Phillip Westmoreland, and @Dan Lambert).
Looking forward to seeing everyone's opinions shared in the questionnaire. And if you are interested in giving input beyond the questionnaire, please attend one of the upcoming VLS meetings.
We do plan to share the output from the meetings and questionnaire, @Kirsten Rosselot. We are considering different options for where we post or share the results of the questionnaire and the output from the meetings.Looking forward to an interesting couple of virtual meetings.Thanks,Aaron
The meetings on Wed Apr 22 and Thu Apr 23 will be information sharing and data gathering exercises. We will be providing NASEM with the results of the data gathering exercises for their use in their study. We will use the results from the questionnaire to guide our discussions. The discussions will focus on some of the highest ranking megatrends where chemical engineers can make an impact. I will be looking for us to generate ideas on what chemical engineers will be working on differently within these megatrends, how chemical engineers will be working differently, and where should chemical engineers best get the training that will be needed to succeed. Since we will have many people attending the meeting, we will be using virtual tools to gather the ideas and feed them back to the participants. We plan to provide NASEM with the questionnaire results and the ideas generated at our meeting. NASEM will take that input for use in their study.For further details on the meeting, including links to the NASEM study webpage and registration links, please visit the VLS meeting website.Thanks,Aaron