The name of the National Chemical Engineering Honor Society is based upon our motto: Ode Chrototos Eggegramai, which means, In this Society, professionalism is engraved in our minds. The letters OCE, or their Greek equivalent of WCE, represent Order of Chemical Engineers, as shown on the KEY to the right.
The key represents the objectives of Omega Chi Epsilon. The four arms of the Maltese cross represent the first four objectives: RECOGNITION, INVESTIGATION, SERVICE and COMRADESHIP. These four are bound intimately together by the fifth, PROFESSIONALISM, 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.
We believe that OXE should be the primary resource between Chemical/Biomolecular Engineering Students and graduate schools and/or professional development. Just as the American Institution of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) student chapter acts as a bridge for students to industry from North Carolina State University (NCSU), we hope that OXE will act as a guide for applying to or providing information on selecting a graduate program. As a service and a fellowship organization, we plan on taking an active part in the academic success of chemical engineering students through tutoring and aid in the development of our department and community through service activities. The Society promotes high scholarship, encourages original investigation in chemical engineering and recognizes the valuable traits of character, integrity and leadership.