Summer corrosion course offers practical experience

Each summer, associate professor Mark Bricka offers CHE 4423, Fundamentals of Industrial Corrosion, a chemical engineering elective that has become one of our more popular courses. Corrosion is a major concern that affects almost all industrial processes. Dealing with, or preventing, corrosion in equipment and piping is a significant cost factor for many industries. In […]

MSU takes a large group to the AICHE Southern Regional Conference at LSU

From April 5 to April 7, LSU hosted the AIChE Southern Regional Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mississippi State’s AIChE chapter sent 28 students to the conference to represent chemical engineering at MSU, compete in various competitions, and engage and network with fellow chemical engineering students from across the region. MSU AIChE 2018 Jeopardy team (Top […]

Chemical Engineering Students Represent Mississippi State at National Archery Competition

By: Andrew Weaver In February, chemical engineering students Johnny and Allen Lin were invited to compete in the Intercollegiate Indoor Championship and Vegas Shoot as part of the Mississippi State University Archery Dawgs. Both Johnny and Allen competed alongside skilled archers from around the country including former Olympic athletes. The Vegas Shoot, one of the […]

Dr. Neeraj Rai receives National Science Foundation CAREER award

Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering’s Assistant Professor, Dr. Neeraj Rai has received the prestigious CAREER award  from National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research on developing efficient catalysts and processes that convert biomass into chemicals, fuels and other sustainable materials. For more details, please see the following article: NSF honors MSU faculty member […]

Chemical Engineering Senior Wins Outstanding Award

By Heather Bouse The Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering produces many hard-working and high-achieving students with the most recent proof of this being chemical engineering senior Madeline Walley.  Walley was recently named Mississippi State University’s Outstanding Engineering Senior by the Mississippi Engineering Society (MES) at their winter meeting.  MES is a statewide organization […]

ChemE’s Set Winning Streak

By Heather Bouse Once a year, all of Mississippi State University’s engineering majors come together to compete in E-Week (Engineering Week) to win the title of “Best Engineering Major.”  E-Week is an event hosted by the Engineering Student Council that consists of a variety of competitions ranging from playing dodgeball to solving virtual reality puzzles […]

Girl Scout Engineering Day 2018

By: Rhiannon Davidson  Currently, women hold only 24% of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)-related jobs1. To help balance these areas, the MSU chapter of AIChE holds an annual Girl Scouts Engineering Day AIChE hopes that by exploring various STEM disciplines, young girls will be encouraged to pursue STEM-related degrees in the future. On January 27, […]

Engineers Engaged in E-Week

By: Heather Bouse Every year for a full school week, students from every engineering major come together to compete in friendly competition.  Including a variety of events from social media contests, to dodge ball games, to fun engineering challenges, E-Week hosts activities for everyone to enjoy.  E-week is not just a Mississippi State event but is […]

Ready… Set… Chem-E-Car

Amy Schemitsch and Heather Bouse After eleven years, the Chem-E-Car team is back and ready to win. Chem-E-Car is an annual competition that takes place in the spring during the Regional AIChE Conference. Competing universities each design and construct a small car around the size of a shoebox that is powered by a chemical energy […]

AIChE Gets Spooky

By: Chasity Barber October 26, 2017 On Thursday, October 26, 2017 Mississippi State University hosted a Fall Festival.  This festival gave organizations on campus the opportunity to interact with those in the surrounding community. There were many activities that parents and children could participate in together. Mississippi State’s chapter of The American Institute of Chemical […]