What is AIChE?


The Missouri S&T American Institute of Chemical Engineers provides students with a chance to network with professionals. We host speakers from academia and chemical manufacturing companies. We also hold a corporate mixer the evening before each career fair.

Students network with the local St. Louis section of AIChE through trivia nights and plant tours. We attend regional and national student conferences where the Chem E Car and research presentation competitions take place.

Additionally, our recruitment committee provides department tours to prospective students interested in chemical engineering.


Until further notice, all in-person AIChE events are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes the corporate mixer, plant tours, and highway cleanups. General meetings will be held on Zoom.


Get Involved

Become a member:

  • $10 a semester for non-national members


  • $5 a semester for AIChE National Members
    • Become a national member here, it’s free!

Anyone can attend an AIChE meeting, but membership has a few additional perks.

  • Company sponsored food after every meeting (pizza, soda, etc)
  • Free entry into Corporate Mixer
    • Non-members pay a $5 entry fee

Volunteer for Highway Cleanups

  • AIChE typically has 2-4 highway cleanup activities per semester
    • Generally around 10 am on Saturday or Sunday
    • The group meets in the Bertelsmeyer lounge and carpools to our stretch of highway on I-44
    • Hi-vis vests, nitrile gloves, and trash bags are provided
    • After the clean-up, everyone gets free lunch at Cookin’ from Scratch

Sign up for lab or plant tours provided by AIChE

  • AIChE periodically schedules plant tours with companies that hire ChemEs

If you’re in the department, you should already be on the department email list. If not, email Chandra at chastaincr@mst.edu


Department Events Calendar: HERE