Sister Chapters by Univ of MichiganPresentation Transcript
AIChE Sister Chapter Initiative Chemical Engineering Professionalism Global CommunityMatt Mackey Lian Zhu National Student Conference 2011, Minneapolis
Overview Sister Chapter Initiative What is it? Purpose U.S Chapters Role Current Example La Universidad de los Andes What can you do?
The Student Mosaic What makes your chapter different? Geographical diversity, the catalyst to unique thought Imagine the infinite potential Expansion of a professional network Alternate point of view Unparallel culture exposure Benefits Sharing of ideas (e.g. Bogota, soccer)
What is a Sister Chapter?1. Begins with a group of students at an international university interested in participating in AIChE2. Current U.S AIChE chapter acts as a mentor to help international students start and maintain their own chapter
Sister Chapter Responsibilities Leveraging our web technologies Cooperating, organizing, and participating in meetings Stimulate discussions of solutions to critical issues Facilitating technical communities to address ChemE needs, such as safety and sustainability Promoting advancement of education and research
Steps for Parent Chapters Step 1: Fill out the form on your seat Initiates sister chapter pairing process If your chapter is interested, fill out the form now and pick up information packet at end of presentation
Parent Chapters’ Role Step 2: Initiate Relations & Establish Foundation 1. Acquire sister chapter assignment/contact information 1. Will come from: 2. Professor Karen High, Oklahoma State University 3. Professor Scott Fogler, University of Michigan 4. Professor Ed Trujillo, University of Utah 2. Set up video conference/meeting with executive board
Parent Chapters’ Role Step 3: Maintain the Relationship 1. Send you chapter’s newsletter every time it is published 2. Schedule video conference once a month 1. Discuss recruitment of new members 2. Sponsorship by companies 3. Ideas for social events
Parent Chapters’ Role Step 4: Establish a permanent mode of communication 1. Social Media Create Facebook page Used to interact in a non-academic manner 10 questions 2. Create a website (e.g. blog) Upload documents, post questions, and share experiences
Parent Chapters’ Role Step 5: Share Presentations/Luncheons 1. Coordinate with sister chapter to stream live presentations 2. Alternatively, record presentation and send it to chapter 3. Ask sister chapter if they have questions for speakers ahead of time
Parent Chapters’ Role Step 6 : Initiate an AIChE Chemical Car Team at your sister chapter A premiere component of AIChE is the Student Chemical Car Competition. Another important way of becoming involved with AIChE The AIChE administration is still determining the logistics
Parent Chapters’ Role Step 7 : Maintain the community 1. Keep Facebook page up-to-date 2. Use website to post resources/articles both chapters can use 3. Utilize the help of your alumni and professor to create a more professional environment, and explore opportunities to have individuals visit the sister chapter.
Current Sister Chapters Current Sister Chapter Initiatives1. University of Michigan & La Universidad de los Andes2. University of Michigan & Universidade Estadual de Maringa3. Oregon State University & La Universidad del Ecuador4. University of Utah & Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile5. Mississippi State University & Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras6. University of Iowa & Technical University of Denmark
Available Sister Chapters Chapter: Location: Texas A&M at Qatar Qatar Technologico de Monterrey Mexico Kuwait University Kuwait Institute of Engineering and Fertilizer Research Pakistan Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Valparasio Chile East China University of Science and Technology China University of Cantabria Spain
What can you do? Get Involved! Fill out sheet on chair and return to us Email me with questions about the presentation: email@example.com For logistical questions about the pairings email: Professor Scott Fogler: firstname.lastname@example.org Professor Edward Trujillo: email@example.com Resources for establishing a Sister chapter and these slides can be found on aiche.org under Students Student Chapters Copies are available after the session
Questions/Feedback Questions/Concerns? Suggestions to improve Sister Chapter Program?