Student Organizations

Get involved with AIChE

AIChE members

AIChE is our UIC student chapter of a national professional organization with more than 60,000 members: the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Our most active chemical engineering organization for undergraduates, AIChE provides student resources and support, along with opportunities to develop and apply leadership skills. The group’s activities include:

  • Career development workshops
  • Networking events with companies and alumni
  • Plant and company tours
  • Research seminars
  • Social events
  • Volunteer and outreach activities

UIC AIChE members attend both the regional and national AIChE Student Conferences and compete in the AIChE ChemE Car Competition, in which teams build a model car that is entirely driven and controlled by chemical processes.

Learn more on the UIC AIChE website.

Join the Summer Chem-E-Club

Dr. Betul Bilgin teaching undergraduate chemical engineering students

In just three hours every two weeks, you can keep your chemical engineering knowledge sharp over the summer.

The Chem-E-Club offers you the chance to do independent research into interesting topics — including ones you might not normally encounter in class — and explore them in a fun, informal way.

Led by Dr. Betul Bilgin, this club is geared toward undergraduates. Graduate students and outside experts appear as guest presenters. Learn more here.

College-wide student organizations

Visit our college-wide student organizations page for information about other UIC College of Engineering student organizations, including interdisciplinary groups such as the National Association of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, and Veterans in Engineering.

See all COE organizations