It's hard to believe that summer is coming to a close already! Hopefully you're all well-rested and ready to start a new semester.
For new students (and others who aren't aware), UMass AIChE is the principal social group for chemical engineering undergrads at UMass Amherst. We are committed to preparing our members for their professional careers, while connecting and collaborating with peers.
Annual Student Meeting in San Francisco:
Every fall, we send a number of students across the country to the Annual Student Meeting, a 3-day summit of chemical engineers from around the world who come together to share research, participate in competition, and network. This year the conference is to be held in San Francisco from November 11th to the 14th. Read more about it here.
We have already reserved a number of rooms for our students and we will be looking for approximately a dozen students to take on the trip when we return to school! It is important to know that while we are able to cover some of the cost of the trip, students will be responsible for expenses including air fare, registration, and food. More details will be provided at our first chapter meeting.
If you are considering attending this outstanding event, please apply for a travel grant from AIChE. Short essays are due by September 15th and may win you $500! Also, please send us a short email at firstname.lastname@example.org simply stating your interest. This email does not guarantee you a spot on the trip. Rather, it lets us know that you are interested so that we can be sure to keep you updated with trip information as it becomes available. Of course, feel free to email us with any questions you have!
Stay tuned for further updates - like our Facebook page and check your school email!
ExxonMobil Sponsors UMass ChemE Car Team
ExxonMobil has made a generous monetary contribution to our chapter, for which we are very thankful! The funds provided to us by ExxonMobil and Mr. Kevin Ferreira will be used for the construction of our ChemE Car, a self-propelled model car that, driven by a chemical reaction alone, will travel a given distance while carrying a payload on the day of competition. This funding will help to cover the cost of materials and tools necessary to construct our vehicle, such as the 3D printer that has allowed the team to produce optimal structural pieces for the chassis and reaction chamber.
The remainder of this gracious gift will be used to host the 2016 Northeast Regional Student Conference right here at UMass Amherst. We look forward to sharing an amazing conference with you in April 2016.
Thank you, ExxonMobil and Kevin Ferreira, for your generous donation!
Educational resources for chemical engineering, courtesy of University of Colorado Boulder.