As the semester is coming to an end, our AIChE student chapter is proud to have hosted, attended, and participated in numerous events during the latter half of the academic calendar!

Alumni Visit from David O’Donnell
October 25th 2:00pm

Mr. O’Donnell joined our chapter for a coffee chat to speak about his career in the paper product industry, most recently at NewPage Corporation. He gave a valuable perspective into the industry, and we were very happy to have him come to UVA.

AIChE National Conference: San Francisco
November 1st-4th

17 students from the undergraduate AIChE at UVA Student Chapter travelled to San Francisco to attend the Chemical Engineering Student portion of the AIChE National Conference. Students participated in a variety of professional development workshops, networked with students and professionals from across the country, presented research posters, and enjoyed the Bay Area!
The students were also honored for receiving awards for: Outstanding Student Chapter, Outstanding Student Chapter President, and Outstanding Student Chapter Advisor. We were fortunate to attend a reception honoring Professor John O’Connell, our chapter advisor, for his extensive career and commitment to AIChE!

Alumni Visit from Matt Heim
November 7th 5:00pm

Mr. Heim, UVA ChE alumnus ’03, came to give a talk about careers in consulting. He provided insight into his ongoing career at Deloitte and consulting.

Star Hill Brewery Plant Tour
November 15th 12:00pm

A perfect way to apply what is learned in the classroom to industry, students enjoyed seeing different unit operations and processes, such as fermentation, in action! AIChE members were given a tour of Star Hill Brewery by several of their employees.

Observatory Hill Water Treatment Plant Tour
November 21st 2:00pm

During the second plant tour of the semester, students were able to see an application of chemical engineering in the university’s back yard!

Thanksgiving Potluck

One of our largest social events of the year, members of all years gathered to enjoy great food and company. This fun event was also a chance for AIChE to personally thank Professor John O’Connell for his many years of service as the student chapter advisor!

Grad School and Undergrad Research Information Session
December 6th 2:00pm

Presented by Associate Professor Michael Shirts, students were given advice on how to find undergraduate research, the Grad School application process, and tips on enhancing Grad School applications. A student panel was present during the Q&A session to give an undergraduate perspective on research.


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