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    • School of Engineering

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      • tel: 610-499-4037
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    • Dr. C. Michael Kelly

    • Kim Robinson

Professional Societies & Organizations, Chemical Engineering

The undergraduate experience should not be limited solely to learning the “ins and outs of an academic discipline," but should also give the student an opportunity for personal growth and development. Much of this happens outside the classroom. Widener supports more than a hundred student organizations that focus on specialized interests ranging from sports to arts, from service-learning to expansion of cultural awareness, from established personal hobbies to exploration of new interests. A few of these, which are directly related to chemical engineering as a profession, are described here. 

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

The AIChE is the professional society that represents the interests of chemical engineers in their careers, as well as the profession as a whole. Widener’s student chapter introduces the CHE student to aspects of the profession that frequently do not appear in an academic environment. The Widener student chapter gives CHE students the opportunity to broaden their exposure to the profession by such things as field trips, speaking engagements by engineering professionals, and local and national conferences. 

Tau Beta Pi

Tau Beta Pi is the honor society that recognizes engineering students of any discipline who have compiled an outstanding undergraduate academic record. It is generally considered to be the top national honor society for all engineers. Eligibility for the society is determined by grade point average attained at the end of the junior or senior year.

Omega Chi Epsilon

Omega Chi Epsilon is the honors society that recognizes chemical engineering students who have compiled an outstanding undergraduate academic record. It is generally considered to be the top honor society specifically dedicated to chemical engineers.