American Institute of Chemical Engineers

... is a professional organization dedicated to aiding undergraduate ChemE's

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is a professional organization dedicated to aiding undergraduate ChemE's to connect with other students in the major, network with companies, and learn what chemical engineers do in the industry. Not only is our purpose to connect and socialize in our meetings, we are also focused on bringing in company representatives to hear what their experiences are in industry in order to gain insight about what our degrees can do.

Our activities include company representative talks from Chevron, Phillips 66, or BASF and volunteer events within our College of Engineering such as EYE or E-week. Additionally, we annually bring students to the regional AIChE conference held in different cities where ChemE's network and present their research in a competition. Recently, the last regional conference was in Knoxville, Tennessee.

One of our new projects that we have been starting inside our AIChE is creating and competing in the Chem-E car competition where a team of students try to run a small car with a chemical reaction.

Our AIChE chapter is dedicated to helping our student members prosper in the curriculum as well as network, receive hands on experience, and experience the fun Chemical Engineers can have!

▼   Officers

2018-2019 Officers

President: Kelly Badilla
Vice President: 
Secretary: Cayley Short
Treasurer: Bradley Brimmer
Social Media Chair: Hermiesha Chambers
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Christy Wheeler-West

▼   Community Service Projects

Coastal Cleanup
Mobile Exploreum
Habitat for Humanity
Engaging Youth in Engineering (EYE)

▼   Competitions
ChemE Car Competition
ChemE Jeopardy
▼   Conferences

Southern Regional AIChE Conference

2019: Mississippi State University
March 29th-30th

2018: Baton Rouge, LA
March 31-April 2, 2017: Knoxville, TN 
March 31-April 2, 2016: Tuscaloosa, AL

National AIChE Conference

October 29-Nov. 3, 2017: Minneapolis, MN

Nov. 13-Nov. 18, 2016: San Francisco, CA



▼   Yearly Events

 Annual guest speakers from various companies such as:

Chevron, Evonik, Mitsubishi Polysilicon, Huntsman, International Paper, Honeywell, Honeywell UOP, and Phillips 66

Interested in being a guest speaker at one of our meetings? Please contact our secretary, Jonathan Blake, at