ChBE Students Win AIChE Awards

ChBE Students Win AIChE Awards

For the 15th consecutive year, the Georgia tech student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) won the Outstanding Student Chapter Award.

Tech’s chapter sent a delegation of 18 undergraduate students from the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering to the AIChE annual meeting November 8-13 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

In addition to the Outstanding Student Chapter Award, Georgia Tech students won:

  • Sophomore Academic Excellence Award – Jonathan Gaul
  • Freshman Recognition Award – Kellie Heom
  • ChemE Jeopardy Competition – 3rd place for the team of Miraj Desai, Hale Schwerin, Mary Shouse and Andrew Tricker
  • Chem-E-Car Competition – 3rd place Poster Award (Jonathan Slater, Kellie Heom, Jason Wu, Jordan Harrison, Joe Thompson, Jonathan Pang, and Cindy Liauw; advisors: Professor Cliff Henderson and Keller Smith)
  • Undergraduate Student Poster Competition – 3rd place Harry West Award for Yasmeen Belhseine (advisor: Associate Professor Carsten Sievers)

At the AIChE Annual Meeting, ChBE received the Gary Leach Award in recognition of the School’s efforts to organize key events of the 2014 Annual Student Conference on the Georgia Tech campus. Associate Professor Victor Breedveld and Professor Cliff Henderson accepted the award on behalf of the team that also included Professor David Sholl; Lori Federico, assistant to the school chair; and former staff member Amy Schneider.

AIChE is the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 45,000 members from more than 100 countries.

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