The U of T Student Chapter of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE), which is run by students from the ChemE department, has won the 2014 CSChE Student Chapter Merit Award. This award is presented in recognition of initiative and originality in programming by undergraduate students studying in the field of chemical engineering.
The CSChE student chapter is a vital part of student life in our department and organizes many events throughout the year. In 2013-2014, the Chapter had an outstanding year with record turnout at a record number of events — 22 in all.
Among their accomplishments, the group started a brand new Chemical Engineering Mentorship Program called Chem-connect. The program includes a mentorship program that matches first year students with upper year mentors, an alumni mentorship network that connects upper year students with the ChemE alumni using a LinkedIn group, and a series of events. The group also created a PEY student database where 2nd and 3rd year students can see what sort of opportunities are available to them.
The members of the 2014 Executive were: Larissa Rodo (Chair), Katie Henderson (Vice-Chair), Praneet Bagga (Treasurer), Carol Choi (Events Director), Sana Zafar and Lamya Ezzeldin (Professional Development Directors), Carmen Chan (Secretary), Shirley Wu (Webmaster), Stephanie Fata (Advertising Director), Johnny McGroarty (1st year Class Rep), Kayla Musalem (2ndyear Class Rep), Lucy Liu (3rd year Class Rep) and Michael Burdett (4th year Class Rep).
Congratulations on a well-deserved accolade!