Position: Moderator of ChemicalBUET.
 
ChemicalBUET: 

ChemicalBUET is an organization dedicated to the students, academics and alumni of the Department of Chemical Engineering, BUET. Chemical-BUET gives a platform to the members to share their professional and academic know-ledge, views, experiences and queries.

Established in April 2002, ChemicalBUET has now over 600 members (students and alumni); and this number is increasing steadily. At present ChemicalBUET is one of the largest chemical engineering communities in Bangladesh. The alumni members are working in industries: local and overseas; doing post-graduate studies in internationally renowned universities; conducting cutting edge research; or, working on different non-chemical engineering professions. ChemicalBUET is playing an important role to bridge all the members from different status, promoting social and professional interaction among the members and last but not the least, supporting Department of Chemical Engineering, BUET in organizing different academic trainings and competitions.

 
Activities:

ChemicalBUET’s initial activities were to share and disseminate different departmental news, course-works and exam information. Today a new member can enjoy different documents/info on postgraduate admission, scholarships, university ranking, relevant job openings, immigration, depart-mental news/notices and relevant research articles.

ChemicalBUET activities found new boost and directions since 2006-07 when ChemicalBUET extended its focus and activities to promote trainings and multidimensional competitions among the students and fresh graduates of the Department of Chemical Engineering, BUET.  In 2008 ChemicalBUET envisioned initiating multidimensional competitions among the students and introduced the concept of Poster Presentation and Competition. The department (ChE BUET) welcomed the concept generously. Now, poster preparation and presentation are well integrated items in BUET ChE undergraduate courses as well as different departmental programs.

The next major initiative from ChemicalBUET was to introduce the concept of Chemical Engineering Thesis and Design Competition to the fresh graduates and students of Department of Chemical Engineering, BUET. Along with the department and Bangladesh Chemical Engineering Forum (BCEF), ChemicalBUET jointly organized the first ever Chemical Engineering Thesis Award Competition (Jan, 2010) in BUET. The competition received well appreciation from partici-pants, audience and chemical engineering community. Our future plan is to involve other local universities in related fields and organize such competitions nationwide.

Our recent initiative is to launch the first ever Chemical Engineering magazine:'ChE Thoughts' in Bangladesh.

Early of 2010 ChemcialBUET organized workshop on ‘Technical Writing and Presentation’ for the undergraduate students (third and fourth year) and fresh graduates of Department of Chemical Engineering, BUET. The workshop discussed conference and journal article, article structures, manu-script preparation, writing style, plagiarism, citation and bib-liography, etc. Available soft-wares for citation and listing were discussed and demon-strated in the workshop. We expect to organize such workshops and training in frequent basis.

Membership and Subscription:

The initial idea was to offer a social platform to the students; and gradually it incorporated the alumni of Chemical Engineering Department, BUET. Over the years, student members joined as academics in the department after their graduation; at the same time a good number of the alumni, faculty and professionals, joined ChemicalBUET which enhanced and enriched ChemicalBUET activities in many folds. It believes in the ownership of the members. It is now a popular brand to the BUET chemical engineering students and alumni.

The classic way to introduce ChemicalBUET to the students and alumni is peer to peer contact. Currently ChemicalBUET is hosted through yahoogroup; access to this yahoogroup is limited to the members. (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChemicalBUET). We plan to launch a separate official web-site of ChemicalBUET keeping our yahoogroup alive. A creative team is working on it to integrate the existing yahoogroup facilities with new official web-site.

Chemical BUET

 

 

ICChE Poster Competition 2008

 

Audience and participants in ICChE Poster Competition 2008

 

Chemical Engineering Thesis Award 2010

 

Participants of Chemical Engineering Thesis Award, 2010

 

Technical Writing and Presentation Workshop 2010 at BUET

 

Technical Writing and Presentation Workshop 2010 at BUET

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