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Cornell AIChE is a student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. The AIChE works to promote the professional development of members and to contribute to the development of a chemical engineering community at Cornell University. Students in the major are encouraged to speak to their AIChE class representatives or share their recommendations with the Undergraduate Coordinator and Chapter Advisor.

ChemE Car Team  

The Cornell team is comprised of over 40 undergraduate students from Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Engineering. Under the advisement of CBE Professor Roseanna Zia the team competes against 32 teams from universities across the United States. The annual national AIChE competition goal is to build a chemical-powered car about the size of a shoebox which can travel 50-100 feet while carrying a water payload of 0-500 mL and stop within the required range and time period.

The Cornell Chemical Engineering Car Team finished has competed well and finished first at the AIChE National Conferences. The event requires students to problem-solve on the spot. They learn the distance their car will have to travel and the load it will carry just one hour before the competition starts. The car team prepared for the event with hundreds of calibration runs in Olin Hall. The Cornell car finished perfectly on the line in 2012!

If you are interested in finding out more about the team please email The team meets on Wednesday's at 5:00 pm in 165 Olin Hall and all are welcome to attend.

Society of Women Engineers

The Cornell Student Section of the Society of Women Engineers promotes women in Engineering by advocating the importance of diversity and by uniting resources to encourage academic, leadership, professional, and personal excellence for the entire Engineering community of Today and Tomorrow. SWE provides a wide variety of social, outreach, and professional development services for its members and the Cornell Community.

National Society of Black Engineers

Become involved in the Cornell chapter of this society to help increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

The Cornell chapter of SHPE promotes the development of Hispanics in engineering, science and other technical professions to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity and social equity.