AIChE Gala Laudes Chevron, Ecolab

Dec. 6, 2022
MIT’s Paula T. Hammond receives 2022 Doing a World of Good medal.
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) celebrated the contributions of Chevron and Ecolab and spotlighted the good works of chemical engineers and their employers at the 2022 AIChE Gala, held Dec. 1 in New York City. The gala also honored Paula T. Hammond, institute professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a member of MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, who received the AIChE Foundation’s Doing a World of Good Medal.

Chevron was recognized for “its commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce and for developing clean energy solutions.” Gala organizers lauded Chevron for creating a positive employee culture and experience — summed-up by the philosophy: “The Chevron Way.” The honor for Chevron was accepted by Michael Wirth, Chevron’s chairman of the board and chief executive officer.

Ecolab was honored for “its commitment to a cleaner, safer, and healthier world” — in particular, for its work in advancing food safety, maintaining clean and safe environments and optimizing sustainable water and energy use. Accepting the honor for Ecolab was Christophe Beck, Ecolab’s chairman and chief executive officer.

The Doing a World of Good prize salutes the achievements of an individual who has advanced the societal contributions of engineers. In addition to her research in nanomaterials with applications in targeted drug delivery and electrochemical energy devices, Hammond was recognized for her leadership in creating a more equitable, diverse and inclusive engineering talent pool.

The 2022 AIChE Gala raised more than $500,000 to underwrite K-12 programs designed to inspire imaginations and attract and retain students from underrepresented groups for the STEM professions, in order to foster a more equitable and inclusive workforce. The annual gala supports these and other transformative priorities of the AIChE Foundation and its Doing a World of Good campaign, which focus on advancing chemical engineering and bringing that expertise to bear for the good of society. To date, the campaign has raised more than $42 million toward those objectives.

Read the press release at: www.aiche.org

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