Chemical Engineering (AIChE)
Each semester many activities are scheduled by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers student chapter (AIChE). Activities include field trips to industry in Kentucky and adjoining states, intramural sports, and participation in a wide range of community projects. Students attend the AIChE regional and national conventions and have received the highly-selective “Outstanding Student Chapter” Award. Our students have achieved a national reputation through their professional activities, and have regularly earned individual and chapter awards for student research, scholarship, and contributions to the profession. The department also sponsors Omega Chi Epsilon, a national honor society to recognize and promote high scholarship, original investigation and professional service.
Materials Engineering (Material Advantage)
Membership is open to all students wishing to join the Material Advantage Student Chapter, which includes membership in four professional societies: The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), the American Society for Metals (ASM International), the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), and the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST). Student members achieve professional networking by linking with other members worldwide to obtain information and contacts, as well as going on field trips to local industry to gain practical knowledge that complements course material. At least two meetings per semester are held jointly with the ASM Bluegrass Chapter, offering students the opportunity to interact with professional engineers from industry, academia and government. Many of our students win scholarships and book awards from ASM and have opportunities to win other society-sponsored awards and scholarships. The department sponsors Alpha Sigma Mu, a national materials engineering honor society that recognizes outstanding scholarship and professional accomplishment by its undergraduate students.