CBEE is a major force at AIChE regionals

Photo of student group.
A group of 19 CBEE students made the long trip by car to Montana State University for the 2018 AIChE Pacific Northwest Regional Meeting.

The CBEE student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) sent a delegation of 19 students to the 2018 AIChE Pacific Northwest Student Regional Conference, held April 13 and 14 at Montana State University, in Bozeman.

Traveling in three OSU motor pool vans made for a long weekend, with the students spending about 27 hours at the conference and an equivalent amount of time driving there and back. Nevertheless, the Oregon State contingent was by far the largest group among the schools in attendance, said faculty advisor Skip Rochefort, who accompanied the student group.

“Everyone was great and represented OSU admirably,” Rochefort said. “Our student chapter co-presidents Stephanie Wright, Lauren Tetzloff, and Zia Klocke deserve special thanks for organizing all of the logistics. We would also like to thank the School of CBEE and the College of Engineering for their continued financial support of the CBEE Student Club, which enabled us to send such a formidable group to the conference.”

Bioengineering student Jonathan Su took first place in the poster competition, and pre-bioengineering student Mikayla Heston received an honorable mention.

The CBEE ChemE Car team scored a second-place finish, earning the team its second consecutive trip to the national ChemE Car Competition, to be held Oct. 28-30 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The team was led by co-captains Gillian Williams and Parker Busch. Additional team members were Grant Kresge, Lauren Lippman, and Logan Slayter. Trevor Carlisle is the team’s faculty mentor.


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