Northeastern Chemical Engineering Faculty and Alumni Elected to AIChE K-12 Committee Leadership
Northeastern University will be well-represented in the leadership for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) K-12 Committee in 2022, following recent elections by committee members. The AIChE K-12 Committee, reformed in 2017 through the efforts of ChE Teaching Professor Lucas Landherr, works to support efforts in K-12 outreach throughout the professional society, develop learning tools for K-12 educators, and organizes the annual K-12 STEM Showcase.
In 2022, Landherr will again serve as Past Chair, having previously chaired the committee in 2020, and was elected to be the first chair of newly developed DEI Subcommittee. Landherr has been thoroughly involved in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in AIChE for several years, including helping to write the society’s new DEI statement in 2019 and organizing a DEI panel and reception at the annual meeting in 2021, and now will work to connect AIChE’s broader vision and efforts to the K-12 level.
Several alumni were also elected to positions on the committee. Hannah Boyce (BS ChE ’21) was re-elected to run the Mini-Grant Subcommittee, helping to provide funds to outreach efforts through the country to facilitate local K-12 STEM events. Christopher Cogswell (PhD ChE ’17) was also re-elected as chair of the Newsletter Subcommittee, allowing the committee to stay connected to the 4,000+ member AIChE K-12 Community and disseminate the learning tools developed.