Chemical Engineering Students Place Fourth

The Charger Bulletin

By Amanda Scalza – President of AICHE

Students from the UNH student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers placed fourth in a national Chemical Engineering “Jeopardy” contest on Saturday, November 6, 2010, after winning the regional competition at the University of Maine in March.

The contest, which took place at this year’s AIChE National Student Conference in Salt Lake City Utah, included ten teams from throughout the country, including New Mexico State University, Oregon State University, Texas Tech, and Bucknell University. The UNH Jeopardy team included Kevin Badowski, Benjamin Hollies, Shawn McAteer, Patrick Saboe, and Amanda Scalza.

In addition to this contest, two students, Brandie Roy and John Vitacco, presented a student workshop entitled “Sharing is Caring: How Working with Other Student Clubs Benefits You!” It was about the benefits of sharing resources with other engineering organizations, which received praise from students and professionals alike that saw great value in the model used here at UNH.

The AIChE National Student Conference is a four day event that includes the ChemE Car Contest, poster competitions, and lectures focused on extending the learning of student engineers from over 100 universities in the United States and Mexico. These competitions allow students from the top schools to compete and showcase their schools and their work.