AIChE chapter earns Campus Organization of the Year plaudits

April 27, 2020

Mississippi State’s American Institute of Chemical Engineers student chapter was recently selected as Campus Organization of the Year by the university’s Maroon Volunteer Center.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers LogoThe student organization is in the Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering, which is part of Mississippi State’s Bagley College of Engineering. Founded by students after Hurricane Katrina, the Maroon Volunteer Center serves as a clearinghouse to match more than 7,000 Mississippi State volunteers with hundreds of community partners and service opportunities.

“We certainly have a top-notch group of student leaders,” said Julie Jessop, Hunter Henry Chair in the Dave C. Swalm of Chemical Engineering and the faculty advisor for the AIChE chapter. “Whenever I need any help for orientation, campus visits, engineering demos at community events or support for alumni activities, they are ready, willing, and enthusiastic. I am so proud of the many ways they’ve served both the university and the community. It’s wonderful to see their hard work and dedication recognized.”

In addition to their recognition by the Maroon Volunteer Center, MSU’s AIChE chapter earned the Outstanding Student Chapter Award from the The American Institute of Chemical Engineers this past fall. It marked the 18th time in the last 19 years, and 28th time overall, that Mississippi State’s chapter has received the accolade.

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By Philip Allison