AIChE Student Chapter
AIChE is a professional association of more than 30,000 chemical engineers in 93 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government using their knowledge and education to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. AIChE's Vision is to provide value as the global leader of the chemical engineering profession, serve as the lifetime center for professional and personal growth and security of chemical engineers, and lead as the foremost catalyst in applying chemical engineering expertise in meeting societal needs.
The AIChE-Student Chapter, at Qatar started as a club in the fall of 2005; two years after Texas A&M University established its branch campus in Qatar. In March 2008, with Dr. Salama as their chapter advisor, the Career and Education Operating Council of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers approved Texas A& M University at Qatar’s petition to become officially recognized as a chapter. At that time it was the first student chapter to be accepted outside the USA. Working on becoming a member of the global AIChE network, the mission of the chapter has been to promote and encourage professional progress among student members. The chapter has also been acting as a representative for chemical engineering students on campus and has established connections with the oil and gas industry in Qatar. The officers of the AIChE-Student Chapter at Texas A&M University at Qatar, for the first time attended and participated in the AIChE National Conference held in Utah November 2007. The AIChE-Student Chapter, Texas A&M University at Qatar follows and enforces the enforces the AIChE Code of Ethics.
Since its foundation, the AIChE-Student Chapter, Texas A&M University at Qatar has worked as an effective means of communication between the student body and the Chemical Engineering Program. In addition, the chapter has been coordinating a number of activities since its foundation, which include: field trips to local industries, lectures from academia and industry, promotional events for the Chemical Engineering Program, as well as social events.
The current elected Texas A&M at Qatar AIChE-Student Chapter officers are:
President: Rawan Abdulgadir
Vice president: Bandar Al-Abdulla
Treasurer: Abdulla Zaza
Historian: Isha Abbasi
Risk manager: Faisal Ashour
Student chapter advisor: Dr. Ghada Salama