Students from Missouri University of Science and Technology were recognized at the American Institute of Chemical Engineering’s Annual Meeting held Oct. 16-21 in Minneapolis, Minn.
Missouri S&T’s student chapter of AIChE was one of 16 chapters to receive the Outstanding Chapter Award, which recognizes exceptional program quality, professionalism and involvement in the university and community. This year’s chapter presidents were Matt Gill of St. Charles, Mo., who earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering last spring, and Andrew Naida Travis, a senior in chemical engineering from Harrisonville, Mo. This is the second consecutive year S&T’s chapter has won.
S&T students also participated in the Chem-E Car competition, where their student-designed chemical reaction-powered car finished third out of 32 teams. This is the first time the chapter has placed in the national competition. S&T’s Chem-E Car Team president is Brian Latal, a senior in chemical engineering from Fenton, Mo.
“This is an exceptional accomplishment,” says chapter and team advisor, Dr. Daniel Forciniti, professor of chemical and biological engineering at S&T. “It demonstrates the maturity and professionalism of our students.”
Participating in the event were the following Missouri S&T students, all of them chemical engineering majors and all members of AIChE: