Celebrating IChemE as a Learned Society

Article by Alexandra Meldrum

Alexandra Meldrum recalls our learned society’s achievements and previews what’s to come

HUMANS are social creatures. We connect to each other through networks and groups. My networks help me to establish and maintain social connections, share common experiences, develop and learn, create innovative ideas, implement positive change, and contribute to society.

Much like many of you reading this, I’ve been a member of IChemE since I was a student at university. So, why stay?

Surveys conducted over the years demonstrate that members value IChemE for many reasons, some of which are fully or partially within the remit of the learned society function. They include:

  • developing competency through continuous professional development (CPD);
  • promoting the learned society;
  • raising the profile of chemical engineering;
  • demonstrating the importance of chemical engineering to society;
  • celebrating the achievements of chemical engineers;
  • influencing decision makers;
  • liaising with other engineering institutions;
  • promoting special interest group (SIG) events and webinars;
  • disseminating knowledge through The Chemical Engineer magazine, IChemE journals and website;
  • and recognising excellence through medals and prizes.

Article by Alexandra Meldrum

Vice President Learned Society and Chair Learned Society Committee

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