The AIChE at UVA hosted a Skype talk with UVA alumna Anne Kopf-SIll about her experiences in the biotech industry. She provided insight on the rapidly growing field of microfluidic chips and her involvement in biotech start-ups. She also spoke about the value of her chemical engineering degree and background. It was an excellence chance […]
On Friday, March 20, AIChE at UVA attended a plant tour at Evonik in Hopewell, VA. The chemical engineers at the site came down to give presentations about Evonik and to share their own experiences. Afterwards, they showed the students around the plants and answered all student questions. The plant tour was a great experience, […]
In collaboration with the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers and the Society of Women Engineers, AIChE hosted an Environmental Challenges in Engineering Event on March 18th. Professor Clarens, from the Environmental Engineering department at UVa, spoke about his experience in the Peace Corp and the path that led to an environmental focused career. He […]
On March 4th, AIChE hosted UVa Alumni Mike Surface (M.S. ChE ’82) for a presentation on Evaluating New Technologies. Mike shared his experiences from the past seven years working for Dominion and presented on topics such as power generation plants, algae coal and fuels, and fuel cells in the scope of applying them in industrial […]
On Thursday, February 12th AIChE hosted its first Mentorship Trivia Night. Teams competed to answer questions in subjects ranging from sociology to engineering. After six rounds, the teams were challenged with a sequence of questions that tested their chemical engineering knowledge as well as basic information about the U.Va. Chemical Engineering Department.
AIChE at UVA attended a plant tour at INVISTA’s Waynesboro, VA facility on February 6. The INVISTA team explained background about their company, took us on a tour of their plant, and answered students’ questions. It was great to see ChE in action so close to UVA!
On Jan 26, AIChE held our spring general body meeting in Ern Commons. Students came to eat great food and hear professors speak. Professor Choi spoke about his research in nanomaterials for solar energy conversion, and the visiting Halsey Professor, Ross Thomas, spoke about his experience in the nuclear industry with Babcock & […]
The AIChE at UVA will be hosting its spring general body meeting this Monday, January 26th from 6 – 7:30pm at Ern Commons. Come listen to Professor Choi and Professor Thomas and also hear about upcoming events (plant tours, trivia night, and more)! There will be free food!
Each November, AIChE at UVA hosts a Thanksgiving Potluck to allow students and professors to relax and enjoy some delicious food before finals begin. Each student and professor brought a dish, many of which were homemade. With over 40 students in attendance, this year’s event was a definite success!
From November 14th to November 17th, members of the AIChE at UVA chapter attended the 2014 AIChE Annual Student Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference consisted of panels discussing current chemical engineering topics, the Chem-E car competition, Jeopardy, a recruitment fair, and several networking opportunities. UVA students received awards commending their successes in chemical engineering […]