Chemical Engineering

Student Organizations

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is a nonprofit organization for chemical engineers and chemical engineering students. The West Virginia University student chapter travels to regional and national conferences to make professional contacts while providing a positive representation of the University, the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, its students, and its faculty. The AIChE students tour various chemical plants to further understand about the chemical engineering profession. The chapter is also concerned with aiding the surrounding area of Morgantown through many acts of community service.

Omega Chi Epsilon

Omega Chi Epsilon, the chemical engineering honorary society, had its inception at the University of Illinois in the spring of 1931. The purpose of the society is to recognize high scholastic achievement and emphasize desirable personal traits. In particular the promotion of high scholarship, service to others, fellowship, and original investigation is stressed. To qualify for membership in Omega Chi Epsilon, chemical engineering seniors must have at least a 3.0 grade point average and have a strong desire to serve others.

The Theta Chapter at WVU was established in 1958. Typical service activities over the years include tutoring programs for undergraduates, fund raising activities, donation of supplies for the annual chemical engineering semi-formal, and teaching computer skills related to computer design to the junior class. A special award is presented each year to the chemical engineering senior who is judged by his or her peers to exemplify the high ideals of the society.

Society for Biological Engineers

The Society of Biological Engineers is a national organization aimed at promoting the integration of biology with engineering and realizing the benefits.

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Graduate Student Organization

The Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Organization works to improve the interactions between graduate students and Department faculty and staff. Monthly luncheons are organized so that students may have the opportunity to get to know individual faculty better. Journal Club Seminars are organized so that students may present on research or a technical topic in front of other students and faculty and receive constructive comments on their presentation style. Departmental picnics and other events also take place. Students achieving certain milestones such as thesis defense, dissertation proposal, etc., are acknowledged at the beginning of every semester.

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Statler Career Assistance

The Office of Career Assistance is dedicated to serving the students of the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. Please visit us in Room 141 of the Engineering Sciences Building at any time. We will do everything we can to help you succeed and achieve your academic and personal goals.

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Annual Plastics Day

Join us in a day-long event to discover the countless facets of plastics and their implementation in our daily life. Through a combination of plenary talk, STEM engagement activities for high school students, and a presentation for graduate and undergraduate students, we hope to showcase the benefits and concerns surrounding the use of plastics as well as look for future opportunities to address the potential damaging effects of plastics on the environment and society.

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