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Purdue AIChE receives Outstanding Student Chapter Award for second consecutive year

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Student Chapters Committee has named Purdue AIChE as one of the recipients of a 2016-2017 Outstanding Student Chapter award. This is the second consecutive year that the student organization has been recognized with this award. Purdue AIChE student leaders were honored during the 2017 AIChE Annual Student Conference awards ceremony on October 29 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Student Chapters Committee has named Purdue AIChE as one of the recipients of a 2016-2017 Outstanding Student Chapter award. This is the second consecutive year that the student organization has been recognized with this award. Purdue AIChE student leaders were honored during the 2017 AIChE Annual Student Conference awards ceremony on October 29 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The annual award is presented to those student chapters that show an exceptional level of participation, enthusiasm, program quality, professionalism, and involvement in the university and community. The prize includes a plaque for the chapter and certificates for the advisor, Professor Rajamani Gounder, and president, Michelle Spicklemire, who served during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Selection is based on outstanding participation by member students and faculty; number of meetings and events; variety of activities, including career guidance, community outreach, departmental activities, social events, plant trips, sporting events; and participation in local, regional and global AIChE programs.

Purdue AIChE had more than 500 undergraduate ChE students for the 2016-2017 academic year. The chapter goals are to “connect students with students, students with faculty, and students with industry.” Learn more about Purdue AIChE at https://engineering.purdue.edu/AIChE.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 50,000 members from over 100 countries. Learn more at https://www.aiche.org/about.

Learn more about the AIChE Outstanding Student Chapter Award at https://www.aiche.org/community/awards/outstanding-student-chapter-award.