Awards & Recognition

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…

June 6, 2018


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…

May 15, 2018


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…

December 5, 2017


The Memorial Fundraiser

By: Megan McNerny The Memorial Fundraiser in honor of Dr. Rebecca Toghiani was held on October 31st from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the Drill Field. AIChE raised over $370 to fund a plaque in memory of the late professor. A majority of the baked goods were sold, but the best seller was hot…

November 21, 2017


Dr. Rebecca Toghiani Memorial Fundraiser

On Tuesday October 31st, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m, AIChE will be holding a fundraiser on the Drill Field.  Coffee, cupcakes, muffins, and other tasty baked goods will be sold!  The proceeds will go to a commemorative plaque in memory of the late Dr. R.  Come out, support Mississippi State’s AIChE, and enjoy some…

October 26, 2017


Dr. Neeraj Rai receives DOE award

Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering’s Assistant Professor, Dr. Neeraj Rai has received a financial award from Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences and DOE Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research for his research on “Probing Condensed Phase Structure and Dynamics in Hierarchical Zeolites and Nanosheets for Catalytic Upgradation of Biomass.” For…

September 18, 2017


CHE Student Priscilla Symmes Receives U.S.S. Little Rock Scholarship

Priscilla Symmes—Co-President of our AICHE student Chapter is a second year recipient of the U.S.S. Little Rock Scholarship.  Her grandfather was a member of the crew on the U.S. Cruiser Little Rock built and launched during World War II. The U.S.S. Little Rock Association recognizes scholars among the decendents of crew members and officers assigned…

August 30, 2017


A Great Reason to get started in AIChE

A group of Mississippi State’s AIChE chapter members and Dr. Elmore embarked towards San Francisco, CA on November 11, 2016, to attend the national AIChE conference. The conference was hosted inside of the luxurious Hilton Hotel within the Hilton Union Square. Not only did students have the chance to attend one of chemical engineering’s biggest…

May 16, 2017


MSU AIChE student chapter receives 15th consecutive annual Outstanding Student Chapter award

The Mississippi State student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has received its 15th consecutive annual Outstanding Student Chapter Award.  Based upon accomplishments in scholarship, leadership and service, our student members have distinguished themselves as one of only 17 chapters selected in 2015 from over 240 AIChE student chapters located around the…

August 5, 2016


Chemical engineer earns competitive NSF CAREER grant

May 9, 2014