The NMSU student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE) was once again named an “outstanding” chapter by the national office. This recognition is given annually to chapters that “show an exceptional level of participation, enthusiasm, program quality, professionalism, and involvement in the university and community.”
This is the NMSU Chapter’s fourth such recognition, having previously been named an Outstanding Chapter for three consecutive years between 2009 and 2011.
- 2016 Eric Delong
- 2011 Hope Quintana
- 2010 Alicia Salazar
- 2009 Michelle Wilson
This is the first time under male leadership, with each of the previous recognitions being earned under a female president. Current president Diego Gomez has the opportunity to bring the men to within one in 2017 before handing the chapter off to Sicilee Macklin, AICHE president-elect.
The NMSU student chapter of AICHE is visible across campus and community and are recognized as local leaders. Members regularly participate in campus outreach events, work in the community to share their love of science and technology, and serve the department on matters of assessment. This award only comes through hard work by many, and requires a majority of the students in the department participate. In past years, AICHE has achieved 100% participation by CHME students through enrollment in the national membership (free to student members).