When Parth Patel, BTech with Major in Chemical Engineering, Class of 2022, School of Engineering and Applied Science, was in his first year at Ahmedabad University, the Student Chapter of the prestigious American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) was just being set up at the University, and he decided to join in. Little did he know then that it would become a part of his personality through his graduating years. Parth took on the roles of Events Head and K-12 Coordinator in 2019-20, then became the Vice-President and ESC Representative in 2020-21. Parth was instrumental in helping the Chapter win the 2021 AIChE Outstanding Sister Chapter Award along with the AIChE New Jersey Institute of Technology Student Chapter, making it the first Asian AIChE chapter to receive the award.
Highlights of Parth's Association with AIChE
For this graduating engineer ready to take on complex industry problems, the parallel worlds of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and AIChE have brought tremendous experience and insights into the real world. "Being a part of this acclaimed global organisation was a wonderful experience, and I have only the University and my School to thank for this exposure. It helped me hone my leadership and management skills, and also deeply understand the working of a professional organisation," he says.