Omega Chi Epsilon is the Honor Society for Chemical Engineering. The Society promotes high scholarship, encourages original investigation in chemical engineering and recognizes the valuable traits of character, integrity and leadership. It serves both undergraduate and graduate students and fosters meaningful student-faculty dialogue.
The name is based upon our motto: Ode Chrototos Eggegramai which means In this Society, professionalism is engraved in our minds. The letters OXE, or their Greek equivalent of WCE, represent Order of Chemical Engineers.The key (see image above) represents the objectives of Omega Chi Epsilon. The four arms of the Maltese cross represent the first four objectives:
represented by the circular maroon crest in the shape of a globe, reminding us of the world-wide scope of chemical engineering. The gold Greek letters, Omega, Chi, Epsilon, are inscribed on a white band encircling the globe. The crossed retorts, the integral sign, and the bolt of lightning represent the three main tools of the chemical engineer: chemistry, mathematics, and physics.
OXE is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. The Society also has many common goals with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE); we support the AIChE with funds for student awards. We further share many goals with the American Society for Engineering Education.
OXE has over 80 active university chapters and total membership of nearly 30,000 men and women. While the chapters are primarily composed of Junior and Senior students, it is also open to graduate students and faculty. In recent years, 2-4 new chapters have been chartered each year.
If you are interested in supporting the goals of Omega Chi Epsilon to recognize academic excellence, promote original investigation, and provide service to the community, click on the NEW CHAPTERS link above for detailed instructions.
President and ACHS Representative
Dr. Christi Patton-Luks (Omega Chapter)
Missouri Science and Technology
Dr. Troy Vogel
University of Notre Dame
Dr. G. Glenn Lipscomb (Beta Nu Chapter)
University of Toledo
Dr. Richard A. Davis (Beta Zeta Chapter)
University of Minnesota at Duluth