CINF Membership Committee

CINF membership increased dramatically by 39.1% to1316 between 2013 and 2014 with the net addition of 370 new members. Regular Student Members and Student Member Undergraduate categories together grew by 404 new members, which masked a 4.3% decline in Regular Members.

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Not all member records specify gender. Assuming a 50/50 split of those not specified, two thirds of CINF members are male and one third is female.  While the overall split is not significantly different between 2013 and 2014, fewer members specified their gender in 2014.

2014

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2013

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A seismic shift in cross-divisional membership occurred between 2013 and 2014. The Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division (IEC), Catalysis Science & Technology Division (CATL), and Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division (CELL) memberships all increased dramatically, overshadowing the Divisions that have historically been strong for cross-divisional overlap with CINF, namely, COMP, MEDI, and ORGN.

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The new student members are responsible for the large increase in cross-membership with IEC, CATL, and CELL.

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Geographically, the 80/20 rule applies to CINF membership, with 80% of the members having a primary address in the United States.

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Gregory Banik, Chair, CINF Membership Committee