Student Groups

Get involved in CU student organizations such as the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE); Omega Chi Epsilon (OXE); the Society of Women Engineers (SWE, CU SWE Chapter); the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES, CU BMES Chapter); the CU Energy Club; and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).

AIChE student group members on a tour of RentechAmerican Institute of Chemical Engineers

With guest speakers, plant tours, Chem-E-Car, and social activities, joining the CU AIChE Chapter is a great way to learn more about chemical engineering and get to know other students. Join now by emailing

Contact Information

2014-2015 Officers

President: Mari Leivan      Email:
Vice President: Neil Hendren   Email:
Treasurer:  Brita Salzmann Email:
Secretary: Angela Kwak    Email:


2015 Rocky Mountain Student Regional Conference

We are excited to host the 2015 AIChE Rocky Mountain Student Regional Conference here in Boulder, CO! Please see the conference website for more details.

Pictured at right: CU AIChE student chapter members touring a CO refinery.

OXE LogoOmega Chi Epsilon at CU-Boulder

Alpha Xi Chapter

Omega Chi Epsilon is the National Honor Society for Chemical Engineering.  The society promotes social exchanges among chemical engineering students and also recognizes academic achievements of its members.  Especially, the society provides an opportunity to be a part of an organization where students can take a break from engineering studies and participate in fun social and community services activities (check out the social and community service activities links).  We want chemical engineering undergraduate and graduate students to have meaningful and memorable lives here at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Membership Requirements

Sophomores (2nd semester only) GPA of 3.50 or above
Juniors GPA of 3.25 or above
Seniors GPA of 3.00 or above
Graduate GPA of 3.00 or above

If you meet the above requrements and would like to become an OXE member, please send an unofficial CU transcript (for GPA verification purposes) to OXE Faculty Advisor Wendy Young.

There is a lifetime membership fee of $20.00.

Good Standing Requirements

To be in good standing with the society, we require that each member:

  • Attend meetings regularly
  • Participate in one social activity each semester
  • Participate in one community service activity each semester

All members in good standing will receive a cord to wear at their graduation.

Contact Information

2014-2015 Officers

President: Emily Mudge         Email:
Vice President: Emily Jennings-Fast     Email:
Treasurer: Ben Mousseau       Email:
Secretary: Ryan Maes     Email:

SWE logoSociety of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a non-profit organization for both students and professionals. To learn more about SWE, please visit their national website. If you are interested in becoming a member of the CU student chapter, please visit the CU SWE Home.

Biomedical Engineering Society

Our mission is to introduce students to the profession of biomedical engineering, expand their knowledge of tools and techniques used in the field, and develop members’ leadership and professional qualities through a variety of technical projects, professional networking, and social events.

Learn more at the BMES CU student chapter website and the BMES national website.

CU Energy ClubCU Energy Club

The CU Energy Club is one of the largest student groups on campus. We are a truly interdisciplinary club, with members from Engineering, Business, Environmental Studies, Arts and Sciences, Law, and more. Many members are also students in the undergraduate and graduate energy certificate programs offered through RASEI, a joint institute of the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. CU Energy hosts numerous energy-related events and programs throughout the year. In addition, we work with a variety of groups and organizations on campus to connect students to the energy industry via:

  • Job and internship opportunities
  • Energy Frontiers, an annual conference held at CU
  • Professional mentorship programs
  • Energy Talks, a weekly lunch discussion series
  • A comprehensive calendar of energy events in the greater Boulder area
  • Career fairs and networking events
  • Energy field trips
  • Knowledgeable speakers
  • and more

We welcome anyone interested in Energy at CU to join our club.  It only takes a minute.

ISPE LogoInternational Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering

With a wide variety of networking events and opportunities to gain valuable knowledge about the biotechnology industry, ISPE is a wonderful, low commitment professional organization to be a part of. There are no requirements to join. Get involved today by emailing Join our Facebook group for weekly updates.

Learn more about ISPE at the international organization's website.

2014-2015 Officers

President: Brita Salzmann Email:
Vice President: Natalie Rubio Email:Natalie.Rubio@Colorado.EDU
Treasurer: Shakira Govind Email:
Secretary: Isabelle Livigni Email:
Social Chair: Michael Nehls Email:


2015 Student Poster Competition

We are excited to be hosting the annual student poster competition in Spring 2015. Thanks to the Rocky Mountain ISPE Chapter, the two winners of the competition will be sponsored to attend the ISPE Annual Meeting in Fall 2015. For additional information contact