Alexander Major II, Project ARISE; Brown University asked Blair Blackwell, Chevron

PostedTuesday, April 21, 2015 at 8:15 PM

With your filename, I assume that you support chemical and biochemical engineering. How do you involve students in the areas?
Chevron has a big interest in engineering, so I ask how can students be motivated to explore the chemical/biochemical engineering area with little resources available for high school students?
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  • Posted Monday, April 27, 2015 at 10:19 AM
    Chemical and biomedical engineering are an integral part of the profession. As the resources grow, expect to find more that apply directly to these areas. Food, medicines, paints, prosthetics, and many other applications are directly related to these fields.
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  • Posted Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:45 AM
    The American Chemical Society is a tremendous organization, that, at least in our area, has a very active professional section that is more than willing to conduct and support educational outreach, when requested. There may be chemists and chemical engineers involved in those organizations. Chemical engineering, at some universities, even falls under the auspices of the chemistry department, rather than engineering, so there is a fine line between the two. There is a chemical engineering professional organization as well, perhaps with less active professional chapters - AIChE. I am not familiar with the term biochemical engineering - more often one hears about biomedical engineering, which also has its own professional organization - BMES. I find that professional organizations, especially if they have local or regional sections or chapters in your particular area, are more than willing to engage with students and teachers. Invite in their folks who work in the industry, and let them speak for themselves. The Chemical Education Foundation is another great resource.
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