Chapter Awards

Our chapter has a rich history in competing and succeeding at the regional and national AIChE conferences. Students present undergraduate research conducted at Auburn to professional judges. Our students have won an impressive number of awards totaling 18 podium presentation or paper awards, 15 poster awards, and Auburn students have won the top national undergraduate research award twice since 2006.

Also, Auburn students have placed in the overall top 3 in the southern region conference in the research podium competition 4 times since 2006. The Auburn chapter of AIChE won the
2008-2009 AU Campus-Wide Student Organization of the Year Award, an award given each year by the Student Government Association to the best out of over 300 student organizations on campus.

Over the past eleven years, our members have gathered the following awards:

2012 AIChE National Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Alex Roman - Section Second Place in Catalysis and Reaction National Poster Competition (Advised by Will Medlin, Univ Colorado, Boulder)
Amanda Paine - Section Third Place in Food Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnology National Poster Competition (Advised by Dr. Byrne)
David Harris - Section Second Place in Regional Paper/Podium Competition (Advised by Dr. Byrne)
Hunter Rogers - Section Third Place in Regional Paper/Podium Competition (Advised by Dr. Roberts)

2012 AIChE Southern Regional Conference
Clemson, South Carolina


James Kaczmarek - Overall Conference Third Place in Regional Paper/Podium Competition (Advised by Dr. Byrne)
James Kaczmarek - Section First Place in Regional Paper/Podium Competition (Advised by Dr. Byrne)
Amanda Paine - Section First Place in Regional Paper/Podium Competition (Advised by Dr. Byrne)
Phillip Higginbotham - Section Third Place in Regional Paper/Podium Competition (Advised by Dr. Davis)

2011 AIChE Southern Regional Conference
Atlanta, Georgia


Kayla Pate - Overall Conference Third Place in Regional Paper/Podium Competition (Advised by Dr. Byrne)
Kayla Pate - Section First Place in Regional Paper/Podium Competition (Advised by Dr. Byrne)
David Harris - Section Second Place in Regional Paper/Podium Competition (Advised by Dr. Byrne)
Hunter Rogers - Section Third Place in Regional Paper/Podium Competition (Advised by Dr. Roberts)

2010 AIChE National Conference
Salt Lake City, Utah


Hunter Rogers - Overall Conference First Place in National Poster Competition (Advised by Dr. Roberts)
Kayla Pate - Overall Conference Second Place in National Poster Competition (Advised by Dr. Byrne)
Kayla Pate - Section First Place in Food Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnology National Poster Competition (Advised by Dr. Byrne)
Hunter Rogers - Section Second Place in National Poster Competition (Advised by Dr. Roberts)

2010 AIChE Southern Regional Conference
Raleigh, North Carolina


David Harris - Overall Conference Fourth Place in Regional Poster Competition (Advised by Dr. Byrne)
Hunter Rogers - Section First Place in Regional Poster Competition (Advised by Dr. Roberts)
Andrew Klinger - Section Third Place in Regional Poster Competition (Advised by Dr. Roberts, Dr. Duke)

2008 AIChE National Conference
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Jeney Zhang - First Place in National Paper/Podium Competition out of 9 Finalists from Across the United States (Advisor Dr. Byrne)

2008 AIChE Southern Regional Conference
Auburn, AL


Jeney Zhang - Overall Conference First Place in Regional Paper/PodiumCompetition (Advisor: Dr. Byrne)
Jeney Zhang - Section First Place in Regional Paper/Podium Competition (Advisor: Dr. Byrne)

2007 National Conference
Salt Lake City, UT


Jeney Zhang - Second Place in National Poster Competition (Advisor: Dr. Byrne)

2007 AIChE Southern Regional Conference
Columbia, SC


Jonathan Sutton - Section Third Place in Regional Paper/Podium Competition(Advisor: Dr. Roberts)
Jennifer Wilder - Section Third Place in Regional Paper/Podium Competition(Advisor: Dr. Eden)
Jeney Zhang - Section Third Place in Regional Paper/Podium Competition(Advisor: Dr. Byrne)
Jishnu Saha, Shondra Pass - Second Place in Regional Poster Competition (Advisor: Dr. Byrne)

2006 AIChE National Conference
San Francisco, CA


Parker Sizemore - First Place in National Paper/Podium Competition - Out of 9 Finalists From Across the United States (Advisor: Dr. Byrne)

2006 AIChE Southern Regional Conference
Starkville, MS


Parker Sizemore - Overall Conference First Place in Regional Paper/PodiumCompetition (Advisor: Dr. Byrne)
Parker Sizemore - Section First Place in Regional Paper/Podium Competition (Advisor: Dr. Byrne)
Rose Cummings - Overall Conference First Place in Regional Poster Competition (Advisor: Dr. Eden)

2005 AIChE National Conference
Cincinnati, OH


Rose Cummings - First Place in Fuels and Petrochemical National Poster Competition (Advisor: Dr. Eden)
Parker Sizemore - First Place in Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnology National Poster Competition (Advisor: Dr. Byrne)

2005 AIChE Southern Regional Conference
New Orleans, LA


Rose Cummings - Section Third Place in Regional Poster Competition (Advisor: Dr. Eden)

2002 AIChE Southern Regional Conference
San Juan, PR


P.J. Reed - Section Second Place in Regional Paper/Podium Competition (Advisor: Dr. Duke)
P.L. Hanks - Section Third Place in Regional Paper/Podium Competition (Advisor: Dr. Duke)

2001 AIChE Southern Regional Conference
Clemson, SC


P.J. Reed - Section Second Place in Paper/Podium Competition
(Advisor: Dr. Duke)