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

2015-2016 Officers

President: Angela Kwak Email: Angela.K.Kwak@Colorado.EDU
Vice President: Ben Mousseau Email: Benjamin.Mousseau@Colorado.EDU
Treasurer: Samuel Bacon Email: Samuel.S.Bacon@Colorado.EDU
Secretary: Logan Miller Email: Logan.G.Miller@Colorado.EDU
Events Coordinator: Hashim Al Hajji Email: Hashim.AlHajji@Colorado.EDU


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

2015-2016 Officers

President: Michael Mulder Email:
Vice President: Andy Willett Email:
Treasurer: Jacob Dysart 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

ISPE is a professional development and low commitment organization with no requirements to join. Our goal is to provide networking experience and industry insight to our members in order to produce remarkable job candidates for the pharmaceutical industry.

CU Student Chapter Booth at the Feb 2015 ISPE Vendor Show

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
Vice President: Isabelle Livigni
Treasurer: Shakira Govind
Secretary: Mike Donovan
Social Chair: Michael Nehls


2015 Student Poster Competition

ISPE at CU is excited to host the annual student poster competition in April. This is a great opportunity to present and be recognized for your hard work in the lab. The top two winners will be fully sponsored by the Rocky Mountain ISPE Chapter to present their poster at the ISPE Annual Meeting in Philadelphia next fall. For poster competition rules and more information email