AICHE Event Calender

2016-2017 School Year Schedule

Starting Friday April 30th: AIChE @ UIC Graduation Gift – Class of 2017 Mug Pick up

8:30am- 4:30 pm  Monday-Friday

CEB Department Office

AIChE @ UIC would like to congratulate our Class of 2017 with an appreciation memento.  One mug per graduating student. Please see office staff to sign mug out.  Questions:

Thursday April 27th: Graduation Party and Mentor Appreciation Luncheon

1:30-3:00 pm

CEB Room 230

Join us for food and fun at CEB in celebration of our graduating Class of 2017 and our Senior Design Mentors. AIChE @ UIC graduation cords will also be available for pick up at that time.

Thursday April 27th: Brewery Tour at Haymarket Pub & Brewery

4:00 pm

737 W. Randolph St, Chicago

Meet us at Haymarket for a chance to continue the celebration with your classmates and faculty.  Limited seats available for the brewery tour.   Open to all students and staff ages 21 and over. $20.00.  RSVP by April 26th

Tuesday April 18th: Aux Sable Plant Tour

10:00-3:30 pm


Learn about and tour the local plant for this gas and NGL market leader. Lunch included.  RSVP:

Friday April 7th: ChemE Forum and Alumni Mixer

ChemE Forum: 1:00-4:00 pm

Alumni Mixer: 4:00-6:00 pm


The ChemE Forum will encompass several events: Workshops on safety and process simulation; a Panel Discussion on the “Future of Nanotechnology in Chemical Engineering” , a Department Expo showcasing our state-of-the-art research and the plans for our new building; lab tours; an Award Ceremony, and a Company Information Session.  See webpage and flyers for full schedule.

Thursday March 16th: LinkedIn Workshop

5:00 pm

CEB 230

Learn how to make the most of LinkedIn for networking, job searches and more!  What makes for a great profile and what needs to be avoided! Pizza provided.

Wednesday March 15th: Young Professional Panel Discussion

6:00 pm

CEB 230

Curious about what engineers actually do all day? Wondering about that first job interview? First day at work? etc.  Come ask local young chemical engineering professional. Northwestern and IIT students are invited as well!!  Pizza provided.

Tuesday February 28th and March 1st: AIChE Midwest Regional Conference 

Volunteers needed!!! By volunteering for at least two hours you will have access to technical conferences, lunches, and social networking. Also you will have the opportunity to meet and network with various people in the region.  Come out to help us with both the professional conference and our outreach efforts of an estimated 400 local area high school students.

Sign up at:

 Thursday February 23rd: The Entrepreneurial Engineer

5:00-6:30 pm

SEO 1000

Join students and alumni to discuss questions with a panel who ventured off out on their own to start their own business/firm after graduation. This is open to all undergraduate engineering students. Panelist include: Christopher Burke, Michael Bender, Trey Brady, Marc Singer, and Bill Hass.

Thursday February 9th: Ask-a-Senior Panel Discussion

5:00 -6:00 PM

CEB 230

This is a chance to ask seniors questions you have always wondered and get advice and tips on how to survive Chemical Engineering.  This session is targeted for underclassman and transfer students but open for all!!

Wednesday Febuary 1st: AIChE Chicago’s Young Professional Whirlyball Outing

5:30 – 8:00 PM

Whirlyball of Lombard, 800 E Roosevelt Rd, Lombard IL

Join us in participating in the 8th Annual AIChE YP Chicago’s Whirlyball Outing. This is a great way to meet other ChemE students and young professional in the Chicagoland area.  The cost is $10 / player which includes appetizers. RSVP to Kim by January 30th.

Thursday January 26th: Engineering Career Fair Prep

5:00 -6:00 PM

CEB 230

Are you ready for the Career Fair?  Patrick from the Career Center will teach you to put your best foot forward at our prep session. Pizza Provided.

Tuesday November 29th: First Finals Study Session

5:00 – 7:00

CEB 230

Are you a new Transfer student, Freshman, underclassman or just need some help revving up for Finals??!  Come to our First Finals study session for pizza, study tips, goodies and more!!

Tuesday November 22nd:  Gelita Plant Tour and Dinner

4:00 – 7:30 PM

Come learn about Gelita and tour their facilities.   See theory applied to real life applications.  Graduate students and undergraduates welcome.

4:00 PM Departure from CEB to Gelita (Calumet City)

7:00 PM Approximate return time

Limited seating.  RSVP:

Friday, November 11th – Friday Nov 18th:  2016 AIChE National Conference- San Francisco

Twenty-one AIChE Members representing UIC at this years conference. We look forward to topical and leadership seminars.  Several students will also be presenting research. Stay tuned for pictures and stories from the conference!

Thursday Nov 3rd: AIChE National Conference Preparation Meeting


CEB 230

Attending the National AIChE Conference, or, would just like to learn more about conference etiquette and expectations?   Come learn more about dress, elevator speeches, resume prep and ways to make the most of your conference experience

Thursday Oct 27th:  SunCoke Energy Information Session and Recruitment


CEB 230

Interested in Energy?  SunCoke Energy will be recruiting with us for their Technology Engineering Internship position.  We will be hosting an information session where they will be discussing the position further as well as discuss the industry and their company.  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about what Chemical Engineers do in industry, even if you are not able to apply for the internship. Pizza will be provided.

IMPORTANT! For those of you that would like to apply, please email us back at by Oct 21st.   Include your resume and a cover letter. Subject line should read:  SunCoke Internship 2017.  It is strongly encouraged that you attend the information session if you are applying.

Note: Interviews for the position will be held on Friday November 4th 12-4pm for those selected.

Tuesday Oct 18th:  Preparing for Summer Opportunities Workshop


CEB 230

Summer is a time for gaining a competitive edge on your resume and graduate school portfolio. Opportunities include research, internships, and for graduating seniors, JOBS! Rose Coppola-Conroy from the Career Center will discuss strategies and why it is important to start your search now.

Friday Oct 5th:  AIChE Hack Night 


COE MakerSpace (RRB)

The spirit of the event is one of designing, creating, building, and collaboration.  We will be able to tour the new COE MakerSpace facility and learn about the DIY culture that surrounds MakerSpaces across the global.  We will highlight additive manufacturing (3D Printing) and other machines available within UIC’s MakerSpace.  Additionally, in the spirit of a hack night, we will conclude with a mini discussion and brain storming session specific to Chemical Engineering.
Space is limited!



Get a chance to network and ask industry professional questions about their fields.
Advanced RSVP will be required.  See link above for details.

Friday Sept 16th:  Back to School Picnic

11:30-1:30 PM

Outside CEB

Come on out to our annual back to school mixer.  This tradition allows students to mingle with staff and faculty all under the sun! We will be enjoying tacos this year and have some bag games to play challenge your mates!

Wednesday Sept 14th:  Diversity Career Fair Prep

4:30 PM

CEB 230

Thinking about going to the Diversity Career Fair?  Then come out to our Diversity Career Fair Prep Session with Jaime Velasquez where he will divulge tips for success!!  (Not thinking of going? Think again!  Its never to early or too late to get an internship or job!) All members attending this meeting will have early access to the career fair and beat the

Thursday September 8th:  First General Body and Welcome to New Faculty 

5:00 PM

CEB 230

Join us in welcoming our new faculty members: Dr. Gang Cheng, Dr. Shafigh Mehraeen, and Dr. Meenesh Singh, as they talk briefly about their backgrounds and research. If you are looking for on campus research opportunities, this is a great chance to learn about what they are doing and how you might join their team Find out more about how to get involved through our subcommittees, teams and initiatives.

Wednesday August 31st:  AIChE Booth in All Campus UIC Involvement Fair

11:00 – 2:30 PM

UIC Lecture Center Plaza

Stop by our booth in the UIC all campus Fall UIC Involvement Fair.  Sign up for more information about our newly formed subcommittees, meet the new Board Members, or, find out what we have planned for the year.  We will have goodies and a raffle prize for four lucky students that sign up for membership at our booth!

Saturday August 27th:  Greater Chicago Food Depository Volunteer


GCFD Warehouse

Help pack food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository as part of our Outreach and
Services Initiative. RSVP by August 24th

 Friday August 26th:  Annual UIC White Sox Elvis Night

7:00 PM- 11:00 PM

18th annual UIC Alumni White Sox Outing taking place on Friday, August 26th. It falls on Elvis Night – when they have skydivers parachute into the ballpark after the game, followed by a show by an Elvis impersonator and then fireworks to Elvis music. UIC is the only group being offered discounted tickets for this night. Contact us to arrange for tickets to sit in our AIChE section.