The three main areas Purdue AIChE focuses on are students, faculty, and industry, and the marketing committee works to connect these three areas. Through weekly emails, social media, newsletters, and print advertisement, the goal of this committee to promote awareness of Purdue AIChE to our students, faculty, and industry contacts. This committee has the opportunity to work with all of the other committees, as well as interact with fellow students, faculty, and industry contacts as they advertise events.
The Finance Committee will assist the Treasurer with discovery and application of grants. In addition, it will double check the Treasurer’s records. This committee may be called upon to assist in future fundraising efforts as deemed necessary by the Executive Board.
The Industrial Relations Committee coordinates activities and communications with our industrial partners. They work to maximize interactions between industry and our program throughout the year to ensure students can get opportunities to learn about chemical engineering in application and meet engineers in the field. Some projects the committee may work on include organizing plant tours and hosting companies for on-campus visits. The IR committee works very closely with many large companies, such as Cargill and P&G, to keep good relations and to visit their facilities and learn more about the day to day life of a working chemical engineer.
The Philanthropy Committee exists to improve the lives of people at Purdue, in the Greater Lafayette area, and around the world. We want to get chemical engineers involved with community service and charity opportunities around campus. We host and participate in a variety of events throughout the year, including “Relay for Life,” and partnering with local restaurants to raise money for the American Cancer Society. We also do things like Winterization to help the residents of the Lafayette community. The Philanthropy committee brings the AIChE members together to make the greatest impact possible on all charities that we participate in!
The Student Relations Committee is all about connecting students with students outside of academics! In the past, activities have included: movie nights, game nights, 3v3 soccer, dodgeball tournaments, basketball bonanza, and the March Madness Bracket Challenge. In connecting students with other students, this committee is always looking for fresh ideas that will allow more students interact and meet people either in other years or fellow students they never get a chance to meet inside of the classroom setting.
The goal of the Faculty Relations Committee is to give students and faculty the opportunity to interact with each other outside of the classroom and academic environment. Faculty Relations hosts events at least once a month throughout the school year. These events vary from lunch-n-learns during the school day as short insightful breaks to the school day to student-faculty socials and even game nights in the evening.
The main goal of the Undergraduate Research Committee is to promote and spread awareness to all the research programs available to students. This is done through organized research lab tours, and the research panels held throughout the school year. In the spring this committee organizes a poster symposium for undergraduate students to show off the research they have been doing over the course of the year. Winners of the symposium have the opportunity to represent Purdue AIChE at the Annual Student Conference. The events hosted by the Undergraduate Research Committee helps prepare members to compete in research competitions at the regional and national level.
This committee focuses on reaching new members through year and class specific events. Primarily, the Outreach Committee targets those students who are new to Purdue's Chemical Engineering Program and First Year Engineering (FYE) students who are interested in pursuing Chemical Engineering as a major. The Outreach Committee also communicates with our sister chapter, NUS.