ChemE outreach takes new forms
Now more than ever, it’s important to bring a diversity of young minds to chemical engineering to tackle the challenges of today and tomorrow. That’s why ChemE remains committed to reaching out into the community to spark young minds of all backgrounds through a number of outreach programs.
Researchers discover rapid mechanism for atmospheric particle formation
An international team of researchers have discovered a previously unknown mechanism that allows atmospheric particles to very rapidly form under certain conditions. The research, published in Nature, could aid efforts to model climate change and reduce particle pollution in cities.
ChemE donates equipment to battle COVID-19
The Department of Chemical Engineering pulled together to donate personal protective equipment, including gloves, masks and disposable gowns, to local health care workers to help battle COVID-19. In addition to this PPE, the department also donated viral RNA isolation kits, which are essential in testing patients for the virus.
Robinson named to National Academies study committee
Department Head Anne Skaja Robinson has been named to a committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Board on Chemical Science and Technology that will study the challenges and opportunities of chemical engineering in the 21st century.