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Student Life

Student Organizations

The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering is home to a variety of student organizations that provide opportunities for professional and personal development. Please contact the Department for information on how to join these organizations.

Bennewitz with the students in her research group

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is a nonprofit organization for chemical engineers and chemical engineering students. The WVU student chapter was chartered in 1937. Its members travel to regional and national conferences to make professional contacts while providing a positive representation of the University, the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, its students, and its faculty. The chapter organizes tours of chemical manufacturing plants to provide an overview of the chemical engineering profession. The chapter is also involved with community service in the Morgantown area.

Omega Chi Epsilon

Omega Chi Epsilon, the chemical engineering honorary society, recognizes high scholastic achievement and emphasizes desirable personal traits. In particular, the promotion of high scholarship, service to others, fellowship, and original research is stressed. The Theta Chapter at WVU was established in 1958. Typical service activities include tutoring programs for undergraduates and fundraising for community initiatives. A special award is presented each year to a chemical engineering senior who exemplifies the high ideals of the society. To qualify for membership in Omega Chi Epsilon, chemical engineering seniors must have at least a 3.0 grade point average and have a strong desire to serve others.

Biomedical Engineering Society

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) at WVU is dedicated to encouraging the development, dissemination, integration, and utilization of knowledge in biomedical engineering. Its leading goal is to foster the development of relationships among students, faculty, industry, and clinicians while allowing its members to explore professional opportunities within biomedical fields. This is done through community service and outreach events, presentations, social events, fundraising, and providing resources and opportunities to student members.

Graduate Student Organization

The Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Organization works to improve the interactions between graduate students and Department faculty and staff. Monthly luncheons are organized so that students get to know individual faculty members better. Journal Club Seminars are organized, where students make technical presentations in front of their peers and faculty. Departmental picnics and other events also take place. Students achieving certain milestones such as thesis defense, dissertation proposal, etc., are acknowledged at the beginning of every semester.

Statler College Student Services

The Office of Student Services is dedicated to serving the students of the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. Please visit them in Room 340 of the Mineral Resources Building at any time. They will do everything we can to help you succeed and achieve your academic and personal goals.

Statler College Student Services

Statler College Career Assistance

WVU Career Services' team of career development specialists are ready to assist with resume reviews, practice interviews or job search coaching. Use the resources available to you and reach out at any time!

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