AIChE Student Chapter Thriving

October 31, 2012

AIChE student chapter members

Between its plant tours, speaker luncheons, brewing group, Chem-E-Car and other activities, our AIChE student chapter has been busy. Ten student members were planning to attend the national conference in Pittsburgh, and work has begun on improving on last year's Chem-E-Car design, which won the award for Most Creative Design in the spring 2012 AIChE Regional Conference in South Dakota. This active group has successfully organized tours and brought in lunchtime speakers from Nestle, Chevron, Susquehanna Brewing Company, Shell, the University of Michigan, and our own ChBE faculty to present on various industry issues and academic/professional opportunities. The Brew Team has already brewed and bottled its first batches of beer - a pale ale and a stout - and the group is encouraging sponsored naming of batches! Finally, CU AIChE's Team Fugacity has been doing quite well on the ultimate Frisbee circuit; whether or not its success is due in any way to the team's heightened awareness of thermodynamics is unknown. New members and industry speakers and sponsors are always welcome. Visit the chapter Facebook page for more information.

Picture: CU AIChE student chapter members touring Rentech, Inc. in Denver include (from top left) Ray Hatrick, Oliver Chou, Brian Welch, Brandon Lin, Logan Cerkovnik (front center), Luke Arlow, Erik Wislinski, Alexandra Chakeres, Dillon Rodenbaugh, and Jeremy Halperin. The chapter also toured Avery Brewing this fall and has plans to tour additional companies in the spring.