The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) introduces a new set of metrics that will help chart the changing skill-development and educational needs of chemical engineers across industries and career stages. The new Body of Knowledge (BOK) for chemical engineers was developed under the direction of AIChE’s Career and Education Operating Council (CEOC) and encompasses the range of knowledge, skills and abilities required of chemical engineering professionals. It is aimed at providers of chemical engineering professional training. Engineers may also use the guide as a reference for their own career skills development. It employs a series of knowledge, skills and abilities matrices, which are cross referenced with metrics in key developmental domains (affective, cognitive and psychomotor). These variables relate to the attributes associated with effective performance in ten areas of chemical engineering practice: academia, chemical processing, foods, drugs, consumer products, high-tech industries, emerging markets, materials science, nuclear energy and regulatory fields. Numeric rankings are applied to the various categories, denoting the recommended skill level or aptitudes needed for a spectrum of professional roles in the given field. http://www.aiche.org/academy.