Over the tail end of fall break, six CBE seniors (’19) made quite the impression in the 2018 AIChE Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Emily Abdo, the current Princeton AIChE branch co-president, and Mathini Vaikunthan, the exiting conference chair responsible for organizing Princeton’s regional conference this year, helped plan the trip there. They enjoyed their time in various competitions and attending lectures on a range of topics, including the pharmaceutical and energy industries and nuclear engineering.
The other four participants, Emily de Jong, Abhiram Karuppur, Annie Wang, and Grace Kresge were all invited back to the national ChemE Jeopardy competition after having qualified in the regional Jeopardy round this past spring. The team made it through the first round, defeating Notre Dame, but lost in the semi-finals.
Emily de Jong and Abhiram Karuppur also participated in the Materials Science Postering Sessions, with de Jong winning first and Karuppur third place for their respective postering divisions.
A big congrats to the Princeton AIChE team this year!
Princeton’s AIChE student chapter took first place in the national ChemE Jeopardy Competition on November 12th, 2016, at the AIChE 2016 Annual Student Conference in San Francisco. The team, consisting of Martin Kurian ’18, Tristan Lim ’18, Frank Nguyen ’17, and Joe Rummaneethorn ’18, edged out eight competitors (each of whom was already a regional champion), including third-place Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and second-place New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. More details on the competition, including example questions and photos of the winning teams, can be found on the AIChE ChEnected blog; the first place certificate is currently on display in the Ernest F. Johnson Lounge (A203 EQuad). An earlier incarnation of the Princeton team, consisting of Kurian, Lim, and Rummaneethorn, won the right to represent the Mid-Atlantic region back in April at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Student Regional Conference, as reported in a previous news item. Congrats to the entire team!!
Credit and thank you goes to the Chemical and Biological Engineering website for the article reproduced here!