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Departmental Resources

AIChE Officers and Elections

MIT AIChE Executive Board 2013-2014: Feel free to contact the board with questions at aiche-officers@mit.edu and stay tuned for updates and events.

 

President

Michelle Teplensky

mtep[at]mit.edu

VP Internal Relations

David Hou

davidhou[at]mit.edu

VP External  Relations

Samantha Hagerman

hagerman[at]mit.edu

VP Public Relations

Brian Alejandro

brianale[at]mit.edu

Intercollegiate Chair

Whitney Loo

wloo[at]mit.edu

Recruitment Chair

Kali Benavides

kalib[at]mit.edu

Administrative & Financial Officer

Julia Sun

juliasun[at]mit.edu

Webmaster

Allen Leung

aleung15[at]mit.edu

Industrial Affairs Committee

Anthony Concepcion
Pritee Tembhekar

anthonyc[at]mit.edu
pritee[at]mit.edu

National, Alumni & Post Grad Committee

Chadd Kiggins
Spencer Wenck

ctkiggs[at]mit.edu
sjwruns[at]mit.edu

Class of 2014 Representatives

Eric Safai
Josh Zeidman

ersafai[at]mit.edu
jzeidman[at]mit.edu

Class of 2015 Representatives

Michael Fu
Joel Schneider

mdfu[at]mit.edu
joelinia[at]mit.edu

Class of 2016 Representatives

Kelsey Jamieson
June Park

ksj[at]mit.edu
junepark[at]mit.edu


Elections

In September, elections are held for the sophomore class representative. In March and April, elections are held for the remaining officers for the next academic year. An email is sent to all chemical engineering students announcing elections and requesting interested students to send in a statement, or e-speech, identifying themselves, explaining why they are running for office, and what makes them a good candidate for the position. Statements are then forwarded to students via email. Short speeches are usually given at a study break a few days before elections.

As core chemical engineering classes are offered at the same time of day, elections are held after class. For instance, during sophomore class representative elections, held in September, the professor of a sophomore chemical engineering class (10.213) will usually end class early and announce that AIChE will be holding elections. An AIChE officer will then distribute ballots, and students will vote.

Elections in March or April are held in a similar way. There will be two voting sessions, one after a sophomore class (10.301) and one after a junior class (10.37 or 10.32).

Officer Duties
Officer's role centers around a specific directive, as follows:

Membership Development

- Study Breaks
- Everything You Need To Know About Course X (How to use the PC cluster, getting advice from upperclassmen, etc.)
- Company Tours
- Student/Faculty Lunch
- Survey

Course X Interests

- Student/Faculty Committee
- Student/Faculty Lunches
- Dinners with Advisors
- PC Cluster
- Constitution

Professional Development

- Industrial Seminars
- Graduate School Preparation
- Career Preparation (internships, job offers, etc.)

National/Regional

- Contact Information
- Membership
- Conferences
- Spring Regional Conference
- National Preparation

Course X Curriculum

Please feel free to contact officers directly to inquire about participating in any of the directives listed above.

AIChE Event Approval

Please fill out the event approval form (pdf)

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