Realising The Dreams Of A Chemical Engineer: AIChE (NIT-R Chapter) Orientation

Realising The Dreams Of A Chemical Engineer: AIChE (NIT-R Chapter) Orientation

Shivasish Sahu | Sep 10, 2018

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Chemical Engineering is the profession in which a knowledge of mathematics, chemistry and other natural sciences gained by study, experience and practice is applied with judgement to develop economic ways of using materials and energy for the benefit of mankind.


Amidst the Freshers’ Parties of various branches, The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) NIT Rourkela Student Chapter decided to organise its first orientation on 05 September 2018 at LA 104. The event started at 6:30 pm with an audience of more than 80 students comprising of freshers and sophomores of various branches.

AIChE is one of the juvenile clubs under the Technical Society of SAC, NIT Rourkela, started in the year 2016 by Swagat Mohanty, Rahul Mohanty, V Rajan Raju and Manjeet Kumar, with a vision to imbibe the aptitude for environment-friendly engineering techniques and methods for the betterment of the society, primarily by the Chemical Engineers.

A PowerPoint presentation was delivered by Ekta Gambhir, Ashish Kumar Omprakash and Karan Saxena, the sophomore members of the club, highlighting the club culture, history and various activities undertaken as well as competitions participated. The Chem-E-Car event, a flagship event of AIChE, was then explained regarding the processes involved and the techniques required to make it feasible. It was followed by a fun-quiz, conducted by Yash Shah, the Technical Head of AIChE and Arjun Sree Madhav, a sophomore, to lighten the moods of the audience and test their aptitude on general science. Chocolates were gifted to the winners as tokens of appreciation.

Then, a video was played on the screen which was prepared by the AIChE team for AIChE Global Undergraduate Student Video Competition 2018 on the subject of Chemical Engineering in Water Treatment. It was submitted in May 2018 and is competing with other Student Chapters for securing the first position, which will be decided by the number of likes on the video. The link is provided here.

The AIChE team participated in the Student Regional Conference 2018 organised by the AIChE VIT Student Chapter at VIT, Vellore on 10, 11 September 2018 where the team of Rahul Mohanty, Bidyasagar Dash, S Rutuparna and Bijan Kumar Behera won the Chem-E-Jeopardy competition and will represent the nation at the Annual Student Conference of AIChE scheduled to be held this October at Pittsburgh, USA. Bidyasagar Dash and S Rituparna conducted a fun quiz on lines of the Chem-E-Jeopardy competition, and the winners were gifted chocolates.

The orientation concluded with words of experience from the founding members Rahul Mohanty and V Rajan Raju along with the sharing of experience by non-chemical engineering members like Alanhari Ampady, the Design Head and Khirod Nayak, a sophomore.

Inductions are the prime indicator of the student's perception of the club and their interest towards it. This time we are glad to have a healthy turn up of around 85 people. I am hopeful that this academic year, our club would not only represent NITR at every National and International platform but also strive hard to bring glory to the Institute. I expect the authorities to cooperate and support us to achieve our goals.

Manisha Rath, the President of AIChE.

The inductions were held on 6 September 2018 at the same venue and attracted an overwhelming number of aspirants thus, boosting the confidence of the club members to think big for the coming academic year.

Team MM wishes AIChE all the best to scale greater heights of success in days to come.


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