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Chemical Engineering Organizations

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.

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.

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



Omega Chi Epsilon

Omega Chi Epsilon is the chemical engineering honor society. You must have at least a 3.0 GPA as a Senior or a 3.2 GPA as a Junior in chemical engineering to join, and initiation is every spring. 

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

For more information, contact the chapter advisor, Dr. Rafael Hernandez.


Society of Women Engineers - SWE

While membership in the UL Lafayette chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is inclusive of all engineering disciplines, members from the Chemical Engineering department are heavily involved in the organization. SWE, which was founded in 1950, is a non-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women through an exciting array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, and scholarships, alongside outreach and advocacy activities. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and receive the recognition and credit for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders. For more information, contact or