Leadership and Service Opportunities
Although the chemical engineering undergraduate program is rigorous, students can maximize their experience and expand their skills and social and professional networks by getting involved in a student organization. There is a wide range on offer! Getting involved in an organization is an excellent way to have fun, meet people, make friends, and gain skills in things beyond the chemical engineering curriculum. It is a great way to show future employers that you have skills in leadership, team work, organizing, communication, and time management, among other things--all things employers love to see.
Two of the more popular student organizations for ChemE students are the American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the leading professional organization for chemical engineers, and ChemE Car.
Another organization specifically related to our department is the Society for Petroleum Engineering.
Other groups and organizations of interest might be:
- Engineers' Council
- Engineers for Community Service
- Engineers Without Borders
- National Association for Multicultural Engineering (NAMEPA)
- National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE)
- National Society of Black Engineers
- SKY Engineering - mental wellness practices including breathwork, meditation, and yoga within the College of Engineering
- Society for Biomedical Engineering
- Society for the Advancement of Chicanos, Hispanics, and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
- Society of Women Engineers
- Solar Education and Outreach (SolarEO)
- Women in Engineering Proactive Network (WEPAN)
Visit the College of Engineering website for a list of additional organizations of possible interest.