30-31 August 2019

Regional Student Conference is two-day career information, social events, and competitions held by one of the student chapters of AIChE in each of the 14 regions based on the geographical locations. The conference brought together students from all over India to participate in two days of Chem-E-related programming, including workshops, competitions and ample opportunities for attendees to network with their ChemE peers.

Regional Student Conference 2019 was hosted by MIT World Peace University, Pune on 30th-31st August. The event was titled as ‘SYNTROPY’, describing the theme of “Role of Chemical Engineers for the Betterment of Society and Environment”.

The Conference offered students the opportunity to interact with their peers and industry professionals to help them expand their career paths. Various events, workshops, competitions were organized for students to network with young professionals, AIChE leaders, and dignitaries from numerous engineering specialties.

Regional Student Conference included events like the official AIChE Chem-E-Car Competition, Chem-E-Jeopardy, Paper, and Poster Competitions. The AIChE Student Chapters that placed first in the Chem-E-Car Competition and first in the Chem-E-Jeopardy Competition were invited to compete at the 2019 Annual Student Conference in Orlando, Florida, the USA in November 2019. Also, the AIChE student member who was placed first in the Paper Competition entered in the final round of the 2019 AIChE paper competition and was invited to present research at the 2019 Annual Student Conference.

The workshops organized in the conference included Process Safety and Computational Fluid Dynamics. The conference featured a few unique challenges including "Mock Placement" and "Chem-E-Safe," which tested participants' Chem-E knowledge and real-time problem-solving skills along with their aptitude.