Events at the Annual Student Conference

Typical Student Events at the Annual Student Conference


  • Welcome Networking Mixer
    An opportunity for graduating seniors to network and meet each other as well as AIChE professionals such as Local Section leaders, Fellows, Young Professionals and Recruitment Fair participants.


  • Keynote & Networking Brunch
    This will be the opportunity for the students to network and meet one another before the conference begins. AIChE leaders will review the event schedule and prepare them for the weekend


  • Chem-E-Car Competition
    AIChE’s Annual Student Conference welcomes 30+ teams across the United States and internationally to compete in the Chem-E-Car Competition. 
  • Student Awards Ceremony
    This event recognizes the student scholarship, awards and competitions winners. 
  • Student Networking Mixer
    Students will have the opportunity to network with AIChE members (Young Professionals, Local Section members, Fellows, Recruitment Fair participants and Board of Directors members) before the Annual Meeting Welcome Reception.


  • Undergraduate Student Poster Competition
    Over the years, the Undergraduate Poster Session has become one of the highlights of the AIChE Annual Student Conference. With more than 200 students presenting each year and about 80 judges, it is the largest forum for Chemical Engineering undergraduates to present their research activity to the professional community at large. The Poster Session is open to any undergraduate student to present results from projects that they have carried out as undergraduate researchers at their university or during internships/co-ops. The Poster Session covers all key areas of chemical engineering, including sustainability, catalysis and reaction engineering, computing and process control, environmental aspects of chemical engineering, food, pharmaceutical, bioengineering, fuels, petrochemicals, energy, materials, and separations.
  • Undergraduate Research Forum
  • Student Design Competition
    The individual and team winners from the Student Design Competition will present and discuss their solutions. After the presentations, tips for solving future competition problems will be given.

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