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Sister Chapters by Univ of Michigan


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Sister Chapters by Univ of Michigan

  1. 1. AIChE Sister Chapter Initiative Chemical Engineering Professionalism Global CommunityMatt Mackey Lian Zhu National Student Conference 2011, Minneapolis
  2. 2. Overview Sister Chapter Initiative  What is it?  Purpose  U.S Chapters Role Current Example  La Universidad de los Andes What can you do?
  3. 3. 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)
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. What can you do? Get Involved! Fill out sheet on chair and return to us  Email me with questions about the presentation:  For logistical questions about the pairings email:  Professor Scott Fogler:  Professor Edward Trujillo: Resources for establishing a Sister chapter and these slides can be found on under Students  Student Chapters Copies are available after the session
  16. 16. Questions/Feedback Questions/Concerns? Suggestions to improve Sister Chapter Program?
  17. 17. Thank You