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AUS chemical engineering student appointed to AIChE Student Committee
An American University of Sharjah (AUS) student has been appointed as regional liaison in the executive committee of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals.
Arik Haider, a chemical engineering student who is set to graduate next year, is a member of the AIChE student chapter at AUS. His work prompted the AIChE to contact him and offer him the opportunity to join its executive student committee.
“Students were selected to join the executive committee from all around the world. It is a proud moment for me. With support that I have received from AUS faculty members, my parents, and my friends, it is a challenge I am happy to take on. I always wanted to excel at such endeavors and I believe this is the beginning. Every student should have goals and it is important to work towards them,” he said.
The AIChE Executive Student Committee aims to improve student chapters, foster collaboration between AIChE student chapters around the world, link student chapters to AIChE staff, encourage members of student chapters to take part in other aspects of AIChE and maintain their relationship with AIChE even after their graduation.
As a regional liaison officer, Arik’s role is to maintain correspondence with student chapters. “The AIChE Executive Student Committee divides student chapters into 14 regions based on geographical location. Every region has its own dedicated regional subcommittee, consisting of a chair and a subcommittee of regional liaisons focusing on improving and connecting with the assigned student chapters. I am on the subcommittee for the Middle East region.”
Arik credits AUS for supporting him to be where he is today. “From academics to extracurricular activities, AUS has helped me gain various skills, broaden my horizons and build a strong foundation which has been great preparation for this role. I will try my best to represent AUS with pride in a global organisation,” he said.
After graduation, Arik plans to join the job market to build on his experience with additional plans to pursue an MBA in Finance.
For more information on the chemical engineering program at AUS, visit: www.aus.edu/cen/department-of-chemical-engineering