Welcome to AIChE at UCSD

The UCSD Student Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE at UCSD) aims to promote the professional development of chemical engineering majors at UCSD and to build community among its members through social activities, career-building events, and service opportunities. If you are an alumna/alumnus or company representative interested in speaking at one of our meetings, hosting an information session, or sponsoring a AIChE UCSD event, please contact aiche@ucsd.edu

Events for Spring 2014 (More to Come)

Welcome back to school! AIChE would like to welcome all chemical engineers to our events, including incoming freshmen, transfers, and returning students. Here you will find handy list of all the events that we are planning for this quarter. Please refer to the calendar for the latest information or look at our past newsletters to learn more about our events.

  Events (Click for more info) Date & Time Location

Week 2

Spring GBM

Thu. April 10th
6:30 - 7:30pm

Cymer Conference Room
(SME Buidling)

Chem E's take over the Shores!

Sat. April 12th
12 - 4pm

La Jolla Shores Beach
Week 4

CP Kelco Info Session

Wed. April 23rd
1 - 3pm
Cymer Conference Room
(SME Buidling)

Pharmatek Tour

Fri. April 25th

Pharmatek Laboratories
Week 6

AIChE Socal Beach Mixer

Sat. May 10th
Huntington Beach

Congratulations to AIChE New Board for 2014-15!

Thanks to all of you who applied to 2014-14 AIChE executive board member positions.  After deliberate consideration of all the submitted applications, we would like to congratulate our selected candidates below on their new officer positions!

Officer Position
Bao Vo Ngo President
Sarah Diaz VP Internal
Amy Chung   VP External
Rachel Patron VP Finance
Michael Yuen Industry Chair
Michael Cerdinio Department Chair
Vera Smirnova TESC Outreach Chair
Serene Saudi   Social Chair
Christina Costa     Secretary
Nathan Arboleda Fundraiser Chair
Alexis Tam Mentorship Chair
Darren Anthony   Publicity Chair
Bicheng (Sam) Xu   Social Media Publicist
Christina Lao   Webmaster  

AIChE T-shirt Design Competition!

How AWESOME would it be if next year's official "UCSD ChemE" T-shirt is YOUR design? PRETTY AWESOME! Design a new "UCSD ChemE" t-shirt and win an Amazon gift card of $30 value in addition to a free t-shirt! Your design must follow these guidelines:

1-Minimal graphics
2-Keep it to TWO different colors only
3-Design can be on front or back
4-Must state "ChemE" or "Chemical Engineering" in a way or another

E-mail your final design to aicheucsd13@gmail.com by Thursday April 24th at 11:59 PM.  Be creative! Good luck!

AIChE Mentorship Program

Interested in mentoring an incoming freshman or transfer student? If so, the UCSD AIChE Mentorship Program needs someone like you. We are looking for juniors, seniors, and 2nd - 3rd year transfer students for the 2013-14 school year to mentor incoming freshmen and transfer students. This is a good opportunity to enhance incoming ChemE's college experience as well as a way to build your resume. Apply here: Mentor Application


Sign up here if you want to be a tutor or tutee for Chemical Engineering and lower division classes. Please make sure to include your availability

More About Us

AIChE at UCSD is an organization that brings together undergraduate and graduate chemical engineering students and introduces them to employment and educational opportunities post-graduation

Each quarter, AIChE at UCSD invites industry representatives from a wide range of specialties (e.g. petroleum, alternative energy, biotechnology, nanotechnology, materials, semiconductor and consulting) to speak at our afternoon seminars, open to undergraduate and graduate students, which we host three to four times a quarter. At these seminars, attended by thirty to forty students, representatives will often speak about what their sector of industry does and explain the skill sets their engineers and scientists need, and finally frame all of this in the context of the chemistry and chemical engineering majors.

If the company is close by and allows it, we will also organize company tours for students to come see operations first-hand. Student feedback tells us that these seminars are invaluable in providing a clearer picture of what each company does as it applies to the skill sets they learn in class.