The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) was Founded in 1908 to establish the chemical engineering profession as independent from chemists (responsible for designing reactions) and mechanical engineers (responsible for designing reactors) who worked in the chemical industry.
AIChE is the world's leading organization for chemical engineering professionals providing leadership to the chemical engineering profession representing more than 50,000 members in industry, academia, and government including members of 90 different countries.
The mission of the AIChE student chapter at UCI is to promote excellence in the Chemical Engineering Department of the UCI School of Engineering by providing resources and support to the undergraduate students so that they can succeed academically and advance professionally. The AIChE student chapter aims at developing project management and program planning skills, holding networking and educational events with professionals and Participating in group competitions.
AIChE provides forums to advance the theory and practice of the profession, upholds high professional standards and ethics, and supports excellence in education.
AIChE's Vision is to Provide Value as the Global Leader of the chemical Engineering profession, the Lifetime Centre for professional & personal growth, and security of chemical engineers and the Foremost Catalyst in applying chemical engineering expertise in meeting societal needs.
It aims at promoting excellence in chemical engineering education and global practice, advancing the development and exchange of relevant knowledge, upholding and advancing the profession's standards, ethics and diversity, enhancing the lifelong career development and financial security of chemical engineers through products, services, networking, and advocacy, stimulating collaborative efforts among industry, universities, government, and professional societies, encouraging other engineering and scientific professionals to participate in AIChE activities; advocating public policy that embraces sound technical and economic information and that represents the interest of chemical engineers, facilitating public understanding of technical issues; and achieving excellence in operations of the Institute.
Building leaders and innovators that can promote their society and benefit the whole world and Enabling the students to have a fair industrial exposure during their studies.
Our mission is to unite chemical engineering students to promote the professional development of its members by providing them the opportunity to acquire team work experience, and develop their scientific, social and leadership skills through various activities with students, faculty, and industry representatives.