The department is vitally interested in the professional development of its students and is a strong supporter of the student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Ch.E. students are also leaders in student chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers and Engineers Without Borders.
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers, founded in 1908, is a
global professional community for more than 40,000 chemical engineers
in more than 90 countries. The Ole Miss student chapter of AIChE is
organized by chemical engineering students to foster interest in
chemical engineering and to develop professional consciousness through
personal contact with fellow students and the faculty. The society
meets once a month for lectures by students and members of the faculty,
addresses by practicing engineers, films and videos dealing with
chemical engineering topics and social functions.
National website: www.aiche.org/
The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black
Chemists and Chemical Engineers, incorporated in 1975, is dedicated to
the advancement of knowledge in scientific and engineering fields. The
organization strives to increase the number of minorities in these
professions by offering programs and other forms of assistance to get
minorities into these fields, often through collaboration with schools,
industries and other organizations.
National website: www.nobcche.org/
Local website: https://orgsync.com/41750/chapter
National engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi was founded in 1885.
Membership is by invitation and is restricted to juniors and seniors
who show distinguished scholarship and exemplary character. The
Mississippi Beta Chapter at Ole Miss participates in tutoring,
Engineering Day and other service endeavors. Its purpose is to
encourage scholarship and professionalism among engineering students.
National website: www.tbp.org
Local website: https://orgsync.com/126043/chapter
EWB-USA is a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life. This partnership involves the implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while involving and training internationally responsible engineers and engineering students. The University of Mississippi Chapter of the EWB-USA intends to offer engineering service opportunities and cultivates life-long learning spirits of the engineering profession, which, in turn, is expected to impact the lives of the less privileged citizens of the world.
Local website: https://orgsync.com/25278/chapter
National website: http://www.ewb-usa.org/