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Chemical Engineering Newsletter, July 2021

July 27, 2021


AIChE Conference Highlight – Time Management and Work-Life Balance in ChemE Careers

“Time Management and Work-Life Balance in ChemE Careers” was a panel moderated by Victoria Muir from the Young Professionals Committee at the 2020 AIChE Annual Student Conference. These topics are important to me since I will be graduating in May 2020.  If time management and work-life balance are not satisfactory in my early career, then…

June 15, 2021


AIChE Conference Highlight – Persistence and the Art of Managing Rejection

“Every rejection, challenge, loss and failure is a gift to make me stronger and more persistent, agile, efficient, creative, productive, and aware.” – Alaina Levine “Persistence and the Art of Managing Rejection” was presented by Alaina Levine of Quantum Success Solutions at the 2020 AIChE Annual Student Conference. After making the summary statement highlighted above,…

June 15, 2021


AIChE Conference Highlight – Optimize Your Internship

“Optimize Your Internship” was presented by Alaina Levine of Quantum Success Solutions at the 2020 AIChE Annual Student Conference. An internship is any official or formal program to provide practical experience for beginners in an occupation or profession. Internships benefit organizations by providing an inexpensive way to audition talent when compared to full-time positions. They…

June 15, 2021


AIChE Conference Highlight – The First Five Years

“Once you get into the working world, there are so many other definitions of success outside of your GPA.” – Austin Lin “The First Five Years” was a panel discussion at the 2020 AIChE Annual Student Conference that the AIChE Management Division sponsored.  The first five years of your career are about adapting, transitioning, and…

June 15, 2021


AIChE Conference Highlight – Creativity and Grit: Coping with a Difficult Job Market

“Creativity and Grit: Coping with a Difficult Job Market,” one of the presentations at the 2020 AIChE Annual Student Conference, communicated the importance of technical aptitude, leadership capability, soft skills, and hard work in figuring out one’s next step after graduation. Andrea Wright, a chemical engineer with ExxonMobil in Baytown, TX, spoke on this subject…

June 15, 2021


Excellence Upheld: Chemical Engineering student organization receives another AIChE award

October 26, 2020


AICHe chapter earns Campus Organization of the Year plaudits

April 27, 2020


AIChE’s Annual Girl Scouts Day 2020

On Saturday, February 1, 2020, Mississippi State’s chapter of AIChE partnered with Girl Scout troops from across Mississippi to hold an annual all-day event. Girl Scouts Day is for elementary and middle school girls to learn about opportunities, not only in chemical engineering, but in a variety of STEM subjects. The organizer of this event,…

April 3, 2020


Advice from a Senior ChE Student

I, like most students early in the curriculum, sometimes wonder how the seniors have “made it” to where they are now. I sat down with Woody Wilson, a senior chemical engineering student from Savannah, Tennessee, to get some advice. The first piece of advice Wilson had is one many seniors echo: “Don’t be afraid to…

January 16, 2020