ChE Student Organizations
There are many organizations and professional societies to join at The University of Texas at Austin, and the following groups are relevant to the Department of Chemical Engineering. An overview of other Cockrell School of Engineering related organizations can be found at the Cockrell School’s Office of Student Life webpage. The university also offers a host of student groups and organizations from recreational sports teams, special interest or political groups, to religious, honorary, and social organizations. Visit the Office of the Dean of Students website to find out more about student organizations across the university.
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
The University of Texas at Austin American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Chapter is an affiliate of the national organization. Membership is open to all students majoring in chemical engineering and mostly involves undergraduate students. Formal meetings are presently held each month. An extensive program of professional activities, social events, and participation in intramural sports is carried on throughout the year.
Omega Chi Epsilon, Epsilon Chapter
Omega Chi Epsilon (OXE) is the national honorary society for chemical engineering graduates and undergraduates who have exhibited high scholastic achievement and desirable personal qualities within the Department of Chemical Engineering. Meetings are held at announced times during the academic year. One of the core goals of the society is to initiate meaningful student faculty dialogue. The group also encourages original investigation in chemical engineering, and recognizes the valuable traits of character, integrity, and leadership.
Graduate Student Executive Committee
The Graduate Student Executive Committee (GSEC) acts as a liaison between chemical engineering graduate students and the faculty through regular meetings with the department chairman and graduate advisor. GSEC seeks to improve and maintain the overall quality of graduate student life in the graduate program.
American Chemical Society, Central Texas Section
The American Chemical Society (ACS), Central Texas section is the local section of this national organization and meets once a month. Prominent speakers tour under the auspices of the national organization and the local chapter presents results of their research at meetings. All students studying chemistry and chemical engineering are invited to these talks.
American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Balcones Fault Section
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Balcones Fault Section comprises of students who live in Austin, San Antonio and surrounding counties. Meetings are held monthly, with a cocktail hour, banquet, and technical talk. Some meetings of the local section are held at The University of Texas at Austin.