IChemE has just launched its new online forum, Interface, for members to discuss the organisation and the discipline.
The forum was developed after feedback from members, in which some suggested that an online forum might be an effective channel for sharing knowledge, ideas, and information. Other members commented that a forum would assist with peer-to-peer collaboration, as part of the IChemE’s role to benefit society through chemical engineering.
Members can now use the forum to share views on the Institution, connect with like-minded professionals, discuss the latest achievements in their sector, share opportunities on career development, and ask questions on any relevant topic.
IChemE Trustees and staff also have access to the forum and members can ask for their input.
IChemE deputy president, Ken Rivers, said:
“We have received some interesting feedback from members on how IChemE can better engage its membership in its activities and strategic vision. An online forum is just one suggestion that we have taken forward.
“We’re listening to members’ concerns and ideas, and we’re acting on them. IChemE’s Trustees wish to engage further with members, and Interface will be an excellent space to do just that. Along with the staff team, we’ll be reading the conversations and responding to questions and listening to feedback. It will also be a space where our members can have full, frank and respectful discussions about anything from education to technical best practice.
“I’m delighted the forum is up and running, and keen to see how members think IChemE and we as chemical, biochemical, and process engineers can continue to make a positive impact to society.”