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American Institute of Chemical Engineers

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Project ended on October 25, at 09:00 AM CDT
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American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Fall 2019 FundISU



National Conference:

The Iowa State Chapter of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) will be traveling to Orlando on November 8th and 12th for the 2019 National Student Conference. This is a great opportunity to represent Iowa State, and includes many professional development seminars and networking opportunities. Fourteen students from our chapter will be attending the conference for professional development, research presentations, and the Chem-E-Car Competition. Your generosity helps make this trip more affordable for everyone, and is much appreciated. Thank you!


Chem-E-Car Team:

We are happy to announce that the Caterpie Clan team will be competing at the National Student Conference.  After qualifying last spring with an excellent run and a first place win in the poster competition at the regional conference (for the fourth year in a row), this team is ready to win again! They have been working hard to prepare the car for this amazing new opportunity. Your support will help us send the car and team to conference and to make some needed improvements to the car. Thank you for your generosity.


This team has over 15 active members but here is the leadership team pictured. The top row from left to right is Luke Rustin, Bennett Kiecker, Brody Sevart, and Spencer Wolfe. The bottom row from left to right is Bailey McCrea, Spencer Adams, and Michelle Ampuero. Meet the team by watching the main video which was our submission for regionals!


This competition season the rich history of naming cars after Pokemon was continued. This tradition began in 2014 with the Squirtle Squad. Now in 2019, the Caterpie Clan races to success. The name this season was inspired by the golden color of the shiny version of Caterpie. This coloration looks a lot like official gold color of Iowa State. The Caterpie Clan is inspired to rep cardinal and gold this year in Orlando.


Pictured: the competition setting from last years national competition for Chem-E-Car.



Students from Iowa State will be attending to present research about the work they do at school. Presenting research both a competition and a great opportunity for students to build valuable skills to help them in their careers. 

Pictured: students enjoying the conference before the various competitions held.


Professional Development:

Students will be attending this conference as well to advance their careers. AIChE has a wide variety of seminars that will educate students on how to be better engineers. The professional development opportunities are endless. In addition, that will be a large career fair with employers looking to recruit undergraduates for a wide variety of positions. Many professors (including some that have written books that are used in our ChE program!) are there to network with and meet students. Last year, one of our students landed their full time job at this conference!


Pictured: Joe Musielewicz and Ben Empiric meeting the professor who wrote their textbook!


Watch last years car stop 0.63m from the finish line!




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Choose a giving level


Bronze Donation

This level is a base level donation that will help contribute to small materials and resources.


Silver Donation

This level will provide ample supplies for our car team and allow them access to the resources they need.


Gold Donation

This level will allow the team more resources and materials to allow them to improve their car and experiments, giving them a better chance to win the national competition. At this level, you will receive a social media shout out!


Platinum Donation

This level will provide for the travel and registration of the national event and allow the team to comfortably travel and compete, hopefully winning the national competition. This level of donation will come with a social media shout out as well as website recognition and will be presented at conference as one of our main sponsors!

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