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How can you make the most of your time at the University, gain experience, and network? Get involved!

Becoming involved in any of these organizations allows you to get to know fellow students and familiarize yourself with potential careers. Plus, it looks great on your resume to show that you were active outside of the classroom.

Take a look at our chemical engineering organizations and the organizations open to all engineering students — and try one (or more!) on for size.

Chemical Engineering Organizations

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

The UL Lafayette student chapter of AIChE is the primary student organization in the chemical engineering department. Through the chapter, you can travel to attend the annual AIChE meeting every spring, national AIChE meetings, and out-of-town trips to various process plants. The AIChE chapter also participates in the annual Engineering Week, which is a friendly competition between the engineering departments. The group meets in a designated room in Madison Hall, and members discuss various student activities as well as study.

AIChE Activities

BBQ Event 2014

Big Event 2014

AIChE  National Conference 2014

Fall Events 2014


For more information, contact the chapter advisor, Dr. William Chirdon.

National Association of Corrosion Engineers

The NACE student chapter, affiliated with the Lafayette's NACE Teche chapter, formed in 2003 as the first-ever student branch. Members of the NACE student chapter meet with the local Teche chapter each month, giving you the chance to hear speakers and network with professionals.

For more information, contact the chapter advisor, Dr. James D. Garber.

Omega Chi Epsilon

Omega Chi Epsilon is the chemical engineering honor society. You must have at least a 3.0 GPA in chemical engineering to join, and initiation is every spring. 

The student chapter, formed in 1979 as the Alpha Chi chapter, helps maintain the AIChE room in Madison Hall and helps tutor chemical engineering students.

For more information, contact the chapter advisor, Dr. James D. Garber