AIChE Academic Awards
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is a nonprofit organization which provides leadership to the chemical engineering profession. One of our goals is to support excellence in education. In the Central Florida Section of AIChE, we firmly believe in teaching children early about the fundamentals, joys, and possibilities in the fields of math and science. We understand there are many challenges that arise in teaching our youth. Each school year, AIChE sponsors the State Science and Engineering Fair, College Scholarships, an Elementary and Middle School Grant program, and the Secondary Math and Science Teachers of the Year awards. Those wishing to apply for the College Scholarships, School Grants, and Teacher of the Year awards should refer to the corresponding category in the menu for application info. AIChE-CF also sponsors the AIChE chapters at UF, USF and FIT

The State Science and Engineering Fair is held annually in March at the Lakeland Center. AIChE sponsors awards in the chemistry and engineering categories. Please come out for this annual event and support our future scientists and engineers.

Scholarships, Elementary and Middle School Grants, Teacher of the Year

Those wishing to apply for these awards should submit an application (see menu for the three award categories) by the deadline on the forms. All grant recipients will be recognized at our Tuesday, April 10, 2018, meeting in Lakeland.

Each year the Central Florida Chapter awards three $1500 College Scholarships to chemical engineering students in the Central Florida region. To be eligible for the scholarship students must be enrolled in a chemical engineering program at the University of South Florida, the University of Florida, Florida Institute of Technology, or be a resident of Central Florida and a declared chemical engineering student. At the discretion of the Maisel Family and the AIChE-CF Board, an additional grant may be made in memory of Past Local Chair & Chemical Engineer Bill Miasel. Scholarship recipients are honored at our April meeting.

The Elementary and Middle School Grant Program was designed to provide financial aid for classroom projects which enhance the learning of science and math for students. This is done to provide educational opportunities which would otherwise not take place and to encourage students who have the potential to become engineers in the future. Grant amounts vary depending on the project scope and estimated expense.

Finally, every year we like to recognize a Teacher of the Year in secondary science and math. Two Central Florida teachers are chosen and honored at our April meeting. Each teacher honored receives a plaque, a check payable to the teacher for $750, and a check for $500 payable to the teacher's school

We are excited about these programs and look forward to increasing the quality of science and math education in Central Florida. We are available to assist you toward making these programs a success. Any questions, comments, or suggestions as well as completed applications for the school grants, scholarships, and teacher awards should be directed to the address listed on the individual application forms.

Jamie Knez
Teachers & Grants
AIChE Central Florida Section
4798 South Florida Ave # 253
Lakeland, FL 33813
Last updated: 2017-08-28