PROFESSIONAL AND HONOR SOCIETIES
Department Sponsored Student Organizations
Student organizations play an important role in helping students to adjust to the responsibilities of their profession and in recognizing high academic achievement. Students are encouraged to become active members of the organizations sponsored by the department. The department sponsors the following organizations:
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (A.I.Ch.E.) - Student Chapter. This chapter is a part of the national American Institute of Chemical Engineers organization, which is the premier professional society for chemical engineers nationwide. AIChE is the life-long home of chemical engineers nationwide. The student chapter promotes professionalism, professional development, and service to society.
Iota Beta Chapter of Omega Chi Epsilon. This is a chapter of the National Honorary Society Omega Chi Epsilon. The objectives of this organization are to promote and recognize chemical engineering academic excellence, graduate research, professionalism, sociability, character, and leadership among the chemical engineering students.
American Chemical Society (A.C.S.) - Student Chapter. This chapter is a part of the national professional society for chemists and chemical engineers, and is sponsored in cooperation with the Department of Chemistry.
American Nuclear Society PV Chapter (ANS-PV) – Student Chapter. The objectives of this organization are to promote the diverse field of nuclear science and technology, increase awareness and understanding of its diverse application in modern engineering, and to introduce students to the emergent career opportunities in nuclear engineering nationally and internationally. The student chapter is supported by the nuclear engineering program within chemical engineering department. Membership is open to all who are motivated to be enlightened in the growing field of the nuclear science and technology.
Society of Petroleum Engineers (S.P.E.) - Student Chapter. This chapter is a part of the national Society of Petroleum Engineers organization. The SPE is an international technical/professional organization dedicated to the advancement of technology associated with oil and gas exploration, production, refining, and processing. Student membership provides students the opportunity to meet practicing professionals and active members in the industry while still attending school.
Society for Biological Engineers - Student Chapter. The mission of this organization is to promote the integration of biology with engineering and realize its benefits through bioprocessing, biomedical and biomolecular applications.
National Organization for the Advancement of Black Chemist and Chemical Engineers (NOBCCHE) - Student Chapter. NOBCChE is committed to the discovery, transmittal, and application of knowledge in the fields of science and engineering. The mission of NOBCChE therefore is to build an eminent community of scientists and engineers by increasing the number of minorities in these fields.
College Sponsored Organizations
Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society
Texas Kappa Chapter, is a college-wide organization designed to support, augment, and supplement the educational and professional development of students.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Prairie View Student Branch, is a professional society open for membership to female students majoring in an engineering curriculum at the university. The chapter is affiliated with the national professional engineering body, the Society of Women Engineers. The society fosters the intellectual, professional, personal and social development of student members.
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Prairie View A&M chapter, is a professional society open to all students in the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering. The chapter fosters intellectual and professional development among its members and promotes growth and entry of more minority persons into the engineering profession