Organizations

Students studying in chemical and biological engineering are actively involved in many professional and social support groups.

These groups help students in a variety of ways, including career networking and professional advising.

UA American Institute of Chemical Engineers – AIChE offers students the opportunity to learn more about the chemical engineering profession and meet potential employers. The student chapter adviser is Dr. Jason Bara. For additional information, visit the National AIChE Website.

Omega Chi Epsilon – Omega Chi Epsilon is the National Honor Society for Chemical Engineering. The Society promotes high scholarship, encourages original investigation in chemical engineering and recognizes the valuable traits of character, integrity and leadership. It serves both undergraduate and graduate students and fosters meaningful student-faculty dialogue.  The name is based upon our motto: Ode Chrototos Eggegramai which means In this Society, professionalism is engraved in our minds. The letters OXE, or their Greek equivalent of WCE, represent Order of Chemical Engineers. The faculty advisor is Dr. Ryan Hartman.  For additional information, visit the National OXE Website .

UA AVS – AVS Science and Technology is a nonprofit organization that promotes communication, education, and research in the application of vacuum and other controlled environments to understand and develop interfaces, new materials, processes, and devices through the interaction of science and technology. Faculty advisers are Dr. Susan Burkett and Dr. Mark Weaver. For additional information, visit the National AVS Website.

Society of Engineers In Medicine - SEM is a college-wide organization for undergraduate and graduate students interested in medicine, medical research and bioengineering. This group includes students interested in pre-med and biotech fields and those pursuing graduate school in biomedical engineering and related fields. Faculty adviser is Dr. Chris Brazel.

Tau Beta Pi – Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession.  For additional information, visit the National Website.

UA Society of Women Engineers – The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. The student chapter adviser is Dr. Beth Todd. For additional information, visit the National SWE Website.

UA Engineers Without Borders – EWB-USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. The student chapter advisers are Dr. Pauline Johnson and Dr. Philip Johnson. For additional information, visit the National EWB Website.

TriBeta – Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. For additional information, visit the National TriBeta Website.

National Society of Black Engineers – The National Society of Black Engineers, with more than 29,900 members, is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. Founded in 1975, NSBE now includes more than 394 college, pre-college, and technical professional/alumni chapters in the United States and abroad. The student chapter adviser is Greg Singleton. For additional information, visit the National NSBE Website.