Omega Chi Epsilon
Admitted to ACHS: 1967
Founded at the University of Illinois, 1931
No of Active Chapters: 72
Total Membership: 27256
Annual/current Membership: 571
PURPOSE: To give recognition and to promote high scholarship, original investigation, and professional service in chemical engineering.
ELIGIBILITY: Active membership is limited to chemical engineering juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Juniors must have completed three hours of chemical engineering course work and be in the upper one-fourth of their class. Seniors must be in the upper one-third of their class. Graduate students must have completed nine hours of chemical engineering courses. All those elected must have traits and characteristics of leadership that make them likely to succeed as professional engineers. Associate membership consists of professors or other members of the staff of the institution who have shown noteworthy achievement in chemical engineering.
MAJOR ACTIVITIES: The Society sponsors three awards in the AIChE National Student Paper Competition and four awards in the AIChE National Student Design Competition. Chapters sponsor various activities to meet local needs. These include promoting science and engineering fairs for high school students, conducting tutoring sessions, sponsoring graduate lectures and seminars, and conducting informal faculty-student discussions. The national meeting is held at the same time and place as the annual meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
OFFICIAL CONTACT: Richard Davis, Executive Secretary, Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota at Duluth, 176 Engr., 1303 Ordean Ct., Duluth, MN 55812
Tel: (218) 726-6162 Fax: (218) 726-6907
Email: [email protected].edu