Why is the American Chemistry Education Association doing so little to promote chemical engineering?
By David G. TishmanPublished September 06, 2018 10:05:56An organization dedicated to advancing the careers of chemical engineers is being left behind by the growing demand for chemical engineering courses and research.
The American Chemistry Educators Association, which has long championed chemical engineering, is facing an unprecedented wave of criticism over its leadership in promoting the field and failing to provide adequate resources for faculty and students to pursue the course.
The association, which is based in Ann Arbor, Mich., says it has no budget for funding.
It said in a statement that it “is committed to the growth of chemistry education, and we are pleased to continue working with our members to create a sustainable model that enables all students and faculty to pursue their careers in chemistry.
But we must do so in a way that protects our membership and the future of the American chemistry industry.”
The association has long been criticized by the U.S. Chemical Industry Association for not doing enough to help its members and students pursue the courses.
The group has been working on a solution to that problem.
“The American Chemical Education Association is proud to support the advancement of chemical engineering as a professional career, but unfortunately its leaders have not been as responsive as it could be,” the group said in its statement.
“We look forward to a more robust leadership for the association as it looks toward the 2020-2022 school year.”
The chemical industry’s association, however, has made significant progress toward addressing the problem.
In June, the association launched a series of programs to help train and support students pursuing chemical engineering.
The association says it plans to spend $5.5 million over three years to provide support for the courses and programs.
In addition, the American Chemical Society has said it has $1.6 billion in funds available to help fund chemical engineering programs.
The society’s board of directors has also authorized an annual $1 million fund for chemical education.
The chemical education association says its members want to support chemical engineering but are not sure how.
It wants to increase support for courses and scholarships, said Chris Buehler, president of the association.
“We have some money that is already in place, but the reality is, most of the money is still going to students who are not eligible for the scholarships,” Buehl said.
“Students are also going to be limited by the amount of support they are getting from their school.”
He said the association is working to create an all-inclusive plan to help students pursue their chemistry careers, including financial aid and scholarships.
“One of the first things we’re going to do is we’re looking at the entire curriculum, including the materials that we’re offering to students,” Bueshler said.