Integrated ChemEng Modules (ICE)
Graduate Student Handbook/Forms
- Student Handbook (2017-2018)
- Student Office Online Forms (Cert Protected)
- Advisor Selection Form
- Specifications for Thesis Preparation
- Thesis Packet for Doctoral Candidates
- MSCEP Departure Form
- PhD/ScD/PhDCEP/MS Student Departure Form
- University MicroFilm Form (UMI)
- MIT’s DSpace Electronic Thesis Collection
Undergraduate Academic Advising
Each undergraduate student in Chemical Engineering is assigned a faculty advisor for sophomore through senior years. The student and advisor are to document a mid-term advising/review meeting between the Add and Drop dates of each term.
– Make appointment for individual meeting (not too close to Drop Date!)
– Download the documentation form in preparation
– Follow up with any student who has not made an appointment
– After the meeting, return completed form to the Student Office
Associate Advisors provide general information to incoming Chemical Engineering students about MIT and Departmental requirements, student organizations, careers, and graduate study, as well as simply helping them become a part of the Chemical Engineering Community. Associate Advisors serve as an extension of the Chemical Engineering Faculty Advising program. To become an Associate Advisor a student should be a Chemical Engineering junior or senior and attend a training session in academic counseling before beginning work as an associate advisor. Associate Advisors do not have access to student records, transcripts or student files. They may not process or sign student registration sheets, forms or petitions. (see requirements below)
Application for Associate Advising position for 2018 – 2019 is now closed.
[Application was due on July 24, 2018]
2018 – 2019 Associate Advisors
Skills and Knowledge Required
What the candidate should bring to this position
- Cumulative GPA of 4.0
- Junior or senior standing by Fall 2018
- Good presentation, interpersonal and communication skills, and be able to respond to a wide variety of concerns with a neutral viewpoint
- Ability to work and relate well with faculty and staff
- Be able to attend a morning training program on Tuesday, August 28, 2018
- Be willing and able to commit to the position for both Fall 2018 and Spring 2019
- Willing to attend leadership/communication/counseling training meetings once a term
Benefits of Being an Associate Advisor
- Get to know other Chemical Engineering students, faculty and staff. Make new friends!!
- Learn about course requirements, graduate school and careers in the field of Chemical Engineering
- Gain experience in paraprofessional counseling with individuals and small groups
- Develop your leadership, counseling and communication skills
- Lunch with the Department Head
- Counsel incoming Chemical Engineering sophomores on matters of course selection, scheduling, and succeeding in Chemical Engineering.
- Communicate student concerns to faculty advisors and Undergraduate Officer.
- Maintain awareness of
- Current course offerings
- Department and Institute Requirements
- University Resources and Support Service
- Participate in New Student Orientation on Registration Day
- Plan group activities with your advising group once a term
- Participate in Department Recruitment events (Choice of Major Fair, Academic Expo, Campus Preview Weekend and Departmental Open houses)
- Participate in training seminars during the Fall and Spring term
Times: Monday through Thursday, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, in 66-480
(starting about the second week of term and running until the end of classes)
Jobs & Other Research Opportunities
Job listings are available on CareerBridge for all MIT students. You can save a search and get updates when new jobs come in matching your criteria.
You can also check out Engineeroxy.com for academic job vacancies in schools of engineering and technology worldwide.
Research and Fellowship Programs:
Visit the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE) website.
Graduate students seeking academic jobs:
The SoE Dean’s Office is running an advertisement to help graduating PhDs and completing postdocs gain visibility, especially on the academic job market.
The ad will run in First Bell, a content-aggregation newsletter produced by ASEE that has 27,000 recipients, 87% of whom are engineering faculty members at other universities. The ad will point to this site: engineeringphds.mit.edu.
If you would like to be featured on this site, visit https://engineeringphds.mit.edu/login and complete the form.
For more information, contact Chad Galts, 617.253.9411, email@example.com.
AIChE Student Chapter
AIChE Student Chapter
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is a professional organization representing nearly 60,000 chemical engineers. AIChE encourages the activities of student chapters at academic departments, and works to integrate the student members into the professional world.
At MIT, the AIChE student chapter provides a voice for undergraduates in department affairs, encourages the professional development of students, and provides seminars concerning graduate school application, job hunting, and life in industry. The chapter also organizes study breaks and student-faculty get-togethers.
The objectives of this AIChE chapter are (1) to promote the professional development of its members through its programs and by its relations with other student chapters and the parent body, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and (2) to contribute to the development of chemical engineering at MIT through activities involving the faculty and student members.
Our student chapter does not necessarily have conditions for membership and, in a sense, functions as a student interest organization. All chemical engineering students in the Department are invited to participate in AIChE activities. These include attending industrial seminars, study breaks, lunches, and opportunities to get to know faculty and staff within the Department.
SBE Student Chapter
MIT’s student chapter of the Society of Biological Engineers is a dynamic group of undergraduate Chemical Engineering students that plans events to help cultivate a sense of community within the ChemE department and to create ties between undergraduates and industry professionals. SBE strives to show undergraduates the different paths one can take with an MIT ChemE degree (including going to medical school, graduate school, or entering directly into industry) by inviting a wide variety of speakers to give talks, attend small round-table discussions, or sponsor undergraduate competitions. SBE also plans fun events such as brewery tours and study breaks for ChemE undergraduates.
For more information, see the links below and feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments!
- SBE Officers (TBA)
- SBE National Website
Graduate Student Council (GSC-X)
The Graduate Student Council for Course X (GSC-X) represents graduate students in the department. We present a variety of social activities, such as the ever-popular TGIF parties, summer barbeques, and the department Christmas holiday party with its award-winning skits. We also organize practice sessions for the oral qualifying exams and participate in curriculum discussions and department reviews. For more information you may contact us at email@example.com.
Officers are elected each spring for the following academic year. The 2016-2017 officers are:
Graduate Student Advisory Board (GSAB)
Selection of Advisory Board Representatives
The GSAB is comprised of 8-10 graduate students, 2 from each class year (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th+). Representatives are nominated and elected by their peers, and serve a term of one year from March to March.
You may nominate yourself or another graduate student. You may nominate multiple individuals, via separate nomination submissions.
The names of students who are nominated, who have agreed to participate, will be entered into the GSAB election. Each grad student in the Department may cast two separate votes, one vote per nominee, within their class year. The two nominees from each class year who receive the most votes will be elected to the GSAB as the representatives of their class.
GSAB Nomination: (nomination period is now closed)
| 2016 – 2017 Advisory Board
Joe Brady (1st yr.)
Advisor: Prof. Love
Junli Hao (1st. yr.)
Advisor: Prof. Rutledge
Connor Coley (2nd yr.)
Advisor: Prof. Jensen and Prof. Green
Sarah Shapiro (2nd yr.)
Advisor: Prof. Doyle
Kristen Severson (3rd yr.)
Advisor: Prof. Braatz
Lisa Guay (3rd yr.)
Advisor: Prof. Prather
Jose Gomez (4th yr.)
Advisor: Prof. Barton
- Dow Travel Award for Professional Development – Find out application process and deadline
Examples of Professional Development Programs:
Undergraduate Student Advisory Board (USAB)
The Undergraduate Student Advisory Board is a student committee that advises the Department of Chemical Engineering on matters related to the academic and professional growth of the undergraduate student body. USAB’s main focus is to enhance the student experience in the department and provide input to continuously improve the undergraduate program. The board consists of two representatives from each undergraduate class as well as two reps from AICHE and they will have regular meetings throughout the year with the Department Chair and the Student Office.
Class of 2018: Sam Huang, Ade Samuel
Class of 2019: Nancy Wang, Morgan Matranga
AICHE Reps: Michelle Tai, Brian Zhong