Student Co-op and Internship Presentation Competition

Did you enjoy your time as an intern or co-op, and work on a unique or exciting project?  Then enter for a chance to share your experience, practice your presentation skills, and win great awards!


  • $250 1st place
  • $150 2nd place
  • $100 3rd place

Participants must meet the following qualifications:

  • undergraduate ChemE students (graduating Dec 2017 or later)
  • co-op, spring, or summer 2017 intern students
  • teams of 2 students are permitted if both meet qualifications

Students should present their original work done during the co-op or summer internship.  Students should receive their mentors’ approval before submitting an abstract.  Students must be available to present on September 28, 2017 at 8:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (USA) with a microphone and internet connection.

Presentations should be less than 10 minutes and will be judged by practicing chemical engineers and AIChE VLS members, based on:

  • application/demonstration of chemical engineering principles to students’ work
  • understanding of process and/or chemistry
  • clarity/appearance of slides and presentation
  • understanding how student’s work is used/applied/extended into other applications/industries
  • ability to answer questions


  • 9/3 – abstracts due
  • 9/11 – students notified of acceptance
  • 9/25 – Presentations due
  • 9/25-9/27 – Recommended “dry run” to test WebEx connections
  • 9/28 – Presentations

The submission form is available online at

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