IIT’s AIChE Student Chapter Selected As Outstanding By Parent Organization

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) recently recognized Illinois Institute of Technology’s AIChE Student Chapter for its exceptional level of participation in AIChE activities, the quality and quantity of its meetings and its involvement in local, regional, and national events.

The recognition comes in the form of an award to be announced at the AIChE Annual Meeting in late October.

“It feels great to receive this recognition,” said IIT’s AIChE Student Chapter President Liam O’Rourke (ChBE 4th Year). “Our entire executive board is ecstatic to see their hard work acknowledged by receiving this award.”

Asked what sets the IIT chapter apart, O’Rourke said, “I think that our members and executive board sets the IIT chapter apart. Our members actively attend all of our events and provide the executive board with valuable feedback that is used to constantly improve our chapter.”

The chapter also benefits from the excellent guidance and support provided by its faculty adviser, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering Donald Chmielewski.

“I am extremely proud of the AIChE executive board,” said Chmielewski, noting that the IIT chapter has received this recognition three years in a row. “This award is simply a reflection of the sustained level of dedication exhibited by these students. Week in and week out, they plan, organize and manage events benefiting their student members, the ChBE Department and the profession at large. They are examples of IIT’s best and brightest.”

AIChE is the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 40,000 members from over 90 countries.

To learn more about IIT’s AIChE Student Chapter, which promotes professional development and networking opportunities for chemical engineering students, please visit the chapter website.