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Chemical Engineering

Student Organizations

Photo of Chem E Car TeamStudent organizations and creative inquiry teams allow students to learn more about engineering, meet new people and apply their engineering skills. There are several student organizations that are directly related to the department of chemical engineering. See a full list of College of Engineering student organizations.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers
The K-State student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is the most active chemical engineering group on campus. The student chapter has been recognized as one of the most outstanding chapters in the nation. 

Omega Chi Epsilon
Omega Chi Epsilon is an honorary society and membership is based upon faculty recommendations, grade point average, service to the department and activities. 

CHUMS
CHUMS is a program the department of chemical engineering developed to increase the involvement of freshmen and sophomores by pairing them with older students who can provide support, offer advice, answer questions, etc. CHUMS activities are open to all chemical engineering students.

Alpha Chi Sigma
Alpha Chi Sigma is an organization made up of chemists and chemical engineers. Membership requirements include a minimum of 12 hours of chemistry which is achieved by most chemical engineering students during the second semester of their freshman year.

Society of Women Engineers
The Society of Women Engineers is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women through an array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, outreach and advocacy activities and much more.

K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering
The K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering (KAWSE) at K-State is a cooperative effort between the Colleges of Engineering and Arts and Sciences and is designed to cultivate the science and technology interests of women from middle school through postgraduate levels.