Student Professional Societies

For ChE Majors

Chemical Engineering Students have the opportunity to get involved in a variety of interesting projects and extra-curricular activities as follows:

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

There is an active student section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in the department. Each year a program of invited speakers, softball games, and field trips is organized by the student officers. All students are encouraged to join AIChE as student members and membership is free.


  • Real-world experience with internships at sponsor companies
  • Eligibility for more than $50,000 worth of scholarships and awards given annually to chemical engineering students who are members
  • Familiarity with interactive tools used by industry in the AIChE eLibrary powered by Knovel
  • Free membership in up to two divisions or forums, from environmental to nuclear engineering to sustainability
  • Up to the minute information on industrial practice with fully-searchable access to CEP Magazine on-line
  • Job search and career management services to get your professional life underway and to keep it moving in the right direction
  • The support of a national network of fellow students and professionals .
  • and more...

Become a member of AIChE

Students also participate in Guppy Night in October and compete in the Chem-E-Car competition.

Please contact faculty advisor, Prof. Nan Yi at or student Co-Presidents, Tom Gende and Rohit Voruganti, for more information.

International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE)

Students interested in the bioengineering option or in a career in the biotech industry should consider becoming a member of ISPE. ISPE is the world's largest not-for-profit society serving pharmaceutical science and manufacturing professionals.

Become a member of ISPE

Please contact faculty advisor, Prof. Kang Wu at or student president, Colin Graham for more information.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a recognized student organization which provides an academic and social support system for multicultural students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. NSBE’s programs primarily focus on academic excellence, networking, and professional development. NSBE also focuses on community outreach. Their programs help build career and leadership skills that will positively impact the futures of their members.

Become a member of NSBE

Faculty Advisor: Carmela Amato-Wierda. Email:, Tel: 862-2526.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) maintains an active student section on campus. Outreach programs to local high schools and seminars by outside speakers are included in their yearly activities.

Become a member of SWE

Please contact faculty advisor, Prof. May-Win Thein, at for more information.

Students Without Borders

Students without Borders is a multi-disciplinary organization and its mission is to encourage, support and implement environmentally and economically sustainable technical projects in disadvantaged communities nationally and internationally, while developing globally responsible and knowledgeable students.

Become a member of Students Without Borders

Tau Beta Pi

There is an active chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, in the college. Outstanding students from all four engineering departments who meet the rigorous academic standards are eligible. The society performs a number of community outreach projects each year.

Become a member of Tau Beta Pi

Please contact faculty advisor, Prof. Mike Carter, at for more information.