CHE recruits the best and brightest students and they make a substantial investment in their education. We, in turn, are committed to supporting our students. In addition to our course offerings taught by world class faculty (including five National Academy members), we provide:

CHE Tutoring Program

CHE tutoring program supports students in key courses in their first three years of the curriculum.


Undergraduate scholarships are offered by the Department for financial support.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities and Financial Support

One of the best opportunities we offer our undergraduate students is to work in the department on faculty research projects. The opportunity to obtain financial support and/or course credit while gaining valuable research experience is one of the most important benefits we offer our undergraduates. Both opportunities can be pursued by contacting individual faculty members.

Summer Internship Credit

Earn summer internship credit in the Fall quarter after your internship experience. Find a professor willing to sponsor your internship and work with them to fill out the Summer Internship (192) form during Spring quarter. Submit 192 Research form to the undergraduate advisor in 3001 Ghausi Hall to receive CRN for Fall.

Student Organizations

Student groups help students network, support one another, and communicate information about internships and career opportunities.  All students should consider joining one of these groups and availing themselves of all the resources they provide.


American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) at UC Davis is a registered non-profit professional student organization that supports and mentors the students of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (CHMS), focusing on engineering disciplines in:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Electronic Materials Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

AIChE hosts educational and social events, including chemical engineering competitions. Learn more…


ChEnected – Where Chemical Engineers Mix it Up – is a unique online community created for and by young professional chemical engineers. Presented by AIChE, ChEnected is where chemical engineers can read, view, contribute, and engage with everything Chem-E. Learn new skills, solve challenges, find mentors, engage with other chemical engineers, and gain more exposure to hiring companies.


The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) student chapter at UC Davis has a diverse group of science and engineering majors, undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in a career in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or medical device industry.

Other Engineering Organizations