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The Road to Enlightenment

The American Institute of Chemical Engineer's student chapter at Stanford University (AIChE at Stanford) is an organization that brings together undergraduate and graduate chemical engineering students and introduces them to employment and educational opportunities post-graduation.

Each quarter, AIChE at Stanford invites industry representatives from a wide range of specialties (e.g. petroleum, alternative energy, biotechnology, nanotechnology, materials, semiconductor and consulting) to speak at our afternoon seminars, open to undergraduate and graduate students, which we host three to four times a quarter. At these seminars, attended by thirty to forty students, representatives will often speak about what their sector of industry does and explain the skill sets their engineers and scientists need, and finally frame all of this in the context of the chemistry and chemical engineering majors.

If the company is close by and allows it, we will also organize company tours for students to come see operations first-hand. Student feedback tells us that these seminars are invaluable in providing a clearer picture of what each company does as it applies to the skill sets they learn in class.

So What is This About?

Other programming AIChE at Stanford will be planning this year includes hosting an interview workshop in the fall, with the help of engineers and scientists from AIChE and the American Chemical Society, specifically aimed at chemical engineering and chemistry students in preparation for employer interviews following the campus career fair.

In addition, we plan to have several faculty luncheons that provide an intimate atmosphere for chemical engineering students to speak to professors about their current research and/or industry experience.

We hope to raise funding to continue our invaluable seminar series that have been very popular in the past, and to expand the breadth of our future plans to include events such as inviting a distinguish speaker from industry or academia to talk at Stanford's annual student-run Energy Crossroads conference in the spring.

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