The leadership of our chapter of AIChE seeks to provide a social atmosphere for all undergraduates to come together and discuss all there is to know about chemical engineering, including invaluable information regarding career fair, guest speakers from the industry, community service opportunities, a Chem-E Car competition, Engineering Fair, and some amazing social events and general help for most undergraduate courses.
Internal Programs Director
External Programs Director
Sister Chapter Liason
Social Programs Coordinator
Jeopardy Team Captain
Design Team Captain
Duc Huy Nguyen
ChemE Car Captain
Graduate School Liaison
Mentor Program Coordinator
Professional Programs Coordinator
Meet the Team
My name is Sam Sheek and I will be serving as our student chapter’s next President. My duration will consist of two semesters: Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. I have been a member of UF AIChE since Fall of 2019 when I was in Materials and Energy Balances. The mentor/mentee program coordinator was my first officer position with the organization. This program, social events and info sessions put together by AIChE allowed me to see the impact we can have on other chemical engineering students. I felt the need to be a part of this student organization. During Spring of 2021, I was the External Programs Director where we put together information sessions with companies and graduate schools. Some of my plans as President is to increase the recruitment of new students and install more events where students can interact with each other.
Hello!! I am currently the Vice President of AIChE and have been involved since Fall 2019 during my sophomore year. My first leadership position with AIChE was Corporate Liaison in Fall 2020 followed by Secretary in Spring 2021. Currently, I am in my junior year and will be a senior in the spring semester. I hope to make this a great semester by fostering a community with ChemE’s of all class standings after being online with the pandemic. Building a community and support system for underclassmen is important to me as it helped me while I was going through my early colleges semesters. Outside of AIChE, I enjoy drawing, gaming, and socializing when I have free time.
Hi, my name is Emma Vesco and I am the current Treasurer. I am a senior Chemical Engineering student. As the Treasurer, I handle the moolah, the dough, the bread, THE MONEY. I love Marvel, painting, and murdering E. Coli cells by ripping apart their cell walls with soundwaves. I have a wall dedicated to Marvel superheroes paintings I have created and I work in Dr. Piuysh Jain’s CRISPR/Cas lab under Santosh outside of regular coursework and AIChE. I also enjoy committing charity fraud as a hobby¹. This semester I hope to properly manage costs of all components of the club to ensure money doesn’t run dry towards the end.
Hi! My name is Dylan Carman and I am the Spring 2022 Secretary for UF AIChE. I am a junior in Chemical Engineering and am working on a minor in biomolecular engineering. Prior to my position as Secretary, I was the Professional Programs Committee Coordinator and hosted an online Research Fair and Coffee with ChemE with some our very own UF ChE professors. I look forward to keeping members updated on upcoming events and working with Internal and External programs committees to contribute to events like the Research Fair, Internship Panel, and Company Info Sessions! Outside of school, I love fishing and spending time outdoors/ on the water. I look forward to meeting anyone thinking about becoming an AIChE member!
|Hey! My name is Brooke, and I am excited to be AIChE’s Marketing Director this Spring. I am a second year ChE student who enjoyed the marketing committee so much last fall that I had to come back. I look forward to promoting AIChE’s upcoming events and meeting new people along the way.|
|Hey! I am Rui (pronounced like “Ray” in English), and I am a second-year ChemE student. I like web development in my free time, and I can’t wait to improve our own UF AIChE website this semester alongside the Marketing team. Please reach out to me if you have any suggestions!|
|Hi, my name is Madison Chuchla, and I am a current fourth year in Chemical Engineering minoring in Biomolecular Engineering here at the University of Florida. As the editor in chief, I handle the semester AIChE newsletter. I love being surrounded by the hard-working students and members of AIChE, and hope to continue growing professionally and contributing to maintain this amazing organization.|
|Hi! My name is Kayla Kent and I am the current Outreach Director. I am a third year Chemical Engineering student. As Outreach Director, I coordinate various community service events, assist with K-12 experiments, and help with sister chapter events. I hope to get more students involved with outreach this semester and plan many events throughout the semester!|
|Hello! My name is Zoe and I’m the Sister-Chapter Liaison this Spring. I am currently a second-year student and have been involved with AIChE since Fall 2020. As Sister-Chapter Liaison, my goal is to connect UF AIChE members with fellow chemical engineering students at the Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia. This semester, I hope to foster a stronger bond between our two chapters where we can learn more about each other’s cultures, interests, and engineering experiences. Outside of AIChE, I am involved with SWE and Pride Student Union, and I enjoy hula hooping and gaming in my free time.|
|Hello, everyone! My name is Sarah Flannery, and I am a first-year chemical engineering student at UF. As K-12 Coordinator, I organize educational outreach events such as experiment demonstrations and presentations for K-12 students. My goal is to convey the purpose and practice of chemical engineering to younger students in the most engaging and enriching way possible. I hope to expand our experiment repertoire and work with local schools on STEM study-buddy and education activities. When I am not in school, I can usually be found crocheting or playing ultimate frisbee.|
External Programs Committee
|Hi everyone! My name is Sophie Williams, and I serve as the External Programs Director for UF AIChE. I previously served as the co-secretary in Spring 2021 and secretary in Fall 2021. I’m a 3rd-year Chemical Engineering student with a minor in Biomolecular Engineering, and I am very interested in sustainability and renewable energy research. My primary goal as the External Programs Director is to expand research-related programs for our AIChE members, including resources for national laboratories, REUs, and other external research programs.|
|Hi, my name is Matthew and I am the current graduate school liaison. I am a third-year Chemical Engineering major and I handle graduate school information sessions with other universities. I like music, football, coding, and binge watching YouTube. This semester I hope to organize an information session with the University of Illinois or Northwestern.|
|Hello, my name is Breanna Healan and I am a 3rd year Chemical Engineering student minoring in Physics and Business Administration. This semester I will be the corporate liaison and plan to implement informational sessions along with coordinating plant tours with local companies.|
Internal Programs Committee
|Hi! I’m Vienna Moran, a 4th year ChE and the internal programs director for this semester. After being the social programs coordinator for the past 2 semesters I wanted to get even more involved with AIChE and take on a new role. I am excited to continue working with the internal programs committee and help plan some fun socials and professional development events!|
Hello! My name is Benton Berger and I will be the Mentor-Mentee Program Coordinator for the Spring 2022 Semester. I am second year Chemical Engineering student with a minor in Spanish. I’ve been involved in AIChE since the Fall 2020 semester starting as a Mentee and I’m excited to be overseeing the program this semester. I hope to increase involvement with the Mentor program and UF’s AIChE chapter as a whole through engaging professional development activities and social events. Outside of class, you can find me Scuba diving, exercising, or playing video games.
I am the social programs coordinator!
I am the professional programs coordinator!
Hello! I am currently the Technical Team Captain of ChemE Car for AIChE. So, if you have any questions regarding ChemE Car, you can ask me! I’ve been in this organization for over three years, and this is my sixth semester of being an officer in either AIChE or ChemE Car. I have previously been the Webmaster and Professional Programs Director. My most recent position after these was on the executive board as the treasurer. On top of all of this, I had held multiple positions in ChemE Car, where I have done everything from teaching classes to leading teams and much more.
AIChE has been a huge part of my growth professionally, and I highly recommend every chemical engineer join it. AIChE has been a foundation for me to gain experiences, as it was the first thing I became involved in on campus. Some of my experiences include electrochemistry undergraduate research and internships/Co-ops at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Procter & Gamble, and PepsiCo Research & Development.
Duc Huy Nguyen
Hello, my name is Duc Huy Nguyen and I am a third-year Chemical Engineering student. I prefer to be called Henry. As the current Design Team Captain, I look forward to recruit new members to our team. I am also planning on creating a new team for AlChE the Student Design Competition this Spring. Outside of regular courseworks, I enjoy playing volleyball and cooking.
I am the Jeopardy Team Captain.
1| Emma Vesco does not condone charity fraud