Student Groups

Get involved in the CU student chapters of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Omega Chi Epsilon (OXE), the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), or the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)!

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

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.

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

There is a lifetime membership fee of $20.00.

If you meet the above requirements, please email to complete your membership.

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

General OXE Questions:
OXE national website

2013-2014 Officers

President: Mason Muhonen Email:
Vice President: Kirsten Runyan Email:
Treasurer: Brendan Brown Email:
Secretary: Anthony (Tony) Neumayer 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.