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  • 1.  Student Chapter

    Posted 30 days ago
    Hi everybody,

    I'm a last year chemical undergraduate student and I wish to create a student chapter in my university before graduation. Any counsels or recommendations are welcome. Advices from small campus are specially welcome.

    I wish you are safe and sound during this epidemic.

    Greetings,

    Alejandro Zepeda

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    Alejandro Zepeda Herrera
    Aguascalientes
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  • 2.  RE: Student Chapter

    Posted 29 days ago
    Edited by Bruno Neves 29 days ago
    Hello Alejandro! How are you? I hope you and your loved ones are doing well during this quarentine.
    I’m the student president at AIChE UFRJ and we got founded last year. I did the process not a long time ago and I think I can help.

    If you want to learn more about how you can create a student chapter at your university, just check: https://www.aiche.org/students/start-new-student-chapter. Then, go to for mor detailed info:https://chenected.wufoo.com/forms/application-to-start-a-new-aiche-student-chapter/.
    All the information necessary to have your chapter accepted by AIChE is pretty straight forward. The most important thing you gonna need is to structure it start your own projects, specially during this moment we are living. It might be a little harder to begin with, but definetely not impossible.
    Feel free to msg me through AIChE Engage or my personal email: brunofra@eq.ufrj.br!
    Keep safe,
    Bruno 





  • 3.  RE: Student Chapter

    Posted 27 days ago
    Hello bruno
    For along time I was searching for this to apply at my collage.
    I would like to know more about the real experiance for applying this. Also did any barriers meet you while creating student chapter?
    Saty safe
    Amel

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    Amel Ahmed
    Khartoum
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  • 4.  RE: Student Chapter

    Posted 27 days ago
    Hi Amel!


    I'm glad I could help you finding the resources you needed to apply for a new student chapter.


    Personally, I can think of a few difficulties you might encounter:

    • A lot of red tape to receive the letter of approval from you Department Chair. It usually depends on the college: there are some that more agiles, others not so much. You probably know how it will work the best for you. Lucky me, I didn't have any problems with mine and the director was extremely helpful and excited for the foundation.
    • Difficulty to find a advisor for you chapter. Firstly, because he needs to be an active AIChE member, and that includes paying an annual fee. Usually, only those who truly use the benefits the Institute gives to its members will be paying it, even if it's only for their own benefit. Also, it's necessary to be someone that will support and encourage you.
    • The last, but not least, you have to find 12 people that you trust and believe they will be committed to the idea. That's usually the trickiest part, because maybe you don't have a close group with at least 12 people or, even if you have, not all of them will take part in the idea. If you don't have, you can try to start expanding you "search area" through recommendations of the ones that joined you on the foundation.

    I think that's all the barriers you might find for the foundation. But, nevertheless, you need to keep an eye on buildind a Chapter Bylaws (there's a link to a model in the first like I shared on the previous post answering Alejandro) and structuring your student chapter internally. Positions, projects, marketing, defining what each person will be responsible of etc.

    I wish you the best in this journey and don't give up! It might need some extra work, but it will be extremely worth it. The opportunities and benefits are huge, and that's a small part of the huge ecossystem AIChE created. Feel free to message me through here, e-mail or anything else!

    Best Regards,

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    Bruno Neves
    Chemical Engineering Undergraduate
    UFRJ
    brunofra@eq.ufrj.br
    Brazil
    Rio De Janeiro
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  • 5.  RE: Student Chapter

    Posted 27 days ago
    Thanks alot bruno 


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    Amel Ahmed
    Sudan
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  • 6.  RE: Student Chapter

    Posted 8 days ago
    Hi Bruno
    Thanks so much for this.
    I am a recent graduate of chemical engineering.
    We tried to open a student chapter during my last year, there was a lot of commitment and enthusiasm but we met some red tapes and there wasn't much time to push through.
    The energy is still there, we hope the current undergraduates will see to it.
    Thanks for the insight!

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    Oken Obumneme
    Owerri
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  • 7.  RE: Student Chapter

    Posted 6 days ago
    Glad I could help! Anything you guys might need just let me know through the PMs or e-mail!

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    Bruno Neves
    Chemical Engineering Undergraduate
    UFRJ
    brunofra@eq.ufrj.br
    Brazil
    Rio De Janeiro
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