About Michigan Tech's AIChE Student Chapter
A number of general meetings are held for our student chapter every semester. There are usually guest speakers at these meetings that include: companies that regularly hire chemical engineers, professors from departments around campus, and others. The focus of our general meetings are to help chemical engineering students learn about various aspects of the chemical engineering field along with developing skills for finding internships, co-ops, and jobs. We also discuss activities that the chapter is doing at each general meeting. Food and beverages are usually served at every general meeting.
MTU AIChE Chem-E Car
Our student chapter has been participating in the AIChE ChemE Car competition for several years. The purpose of Chem-E car competition is to design a shoe-box sized car that runs on a chemical reaction. The car must then travel a given distance and then be stopped via chemical reaction. The car closest to the desired distance will win the competition. More information can be found here
Each semester, our chapter tries to have a plant trip to a chemical engineering facility in the area. We have visited companies close by like Peninsula Copper, Inc. but have also gone to Wisconsin to visit companies like 3M. The trips are usually free of charge and require a day away from classes.
Beyond the money we receive from chapter dues, our chapter raises money each year for various activities that the chapter wants to do. Every fall, we sell Perry's Chemical Engineering Handbook
s to the senior chemical engineering students at a reduced cost compared to buying them at the Campus bookstore or online. These handbooks are needed for the senior chemical engineering classes. During Michigan Tech's Winter Carnival, we have sold food of some kind to raise money for the chapter. We are always open to new suggestions as well.