Minors for Chemical Engineers…AND OTHERS!

Written by Dr. Faith Morrison, Associate Professor Chemical Engineering

Getting a minor in an academic subject is very common at universities and at Tech, but up until recently, there were no minors associated with MTU’s Department of Chemical Engineering. This is no longer the case since Tech ChemE inaugurated three minors in Fall 2004 in Polymer Science and Engineering, Minerals Processing, and Bioprocess Engineering. There are currently 17 stu-dents registered for the PSE minor, 25 for the Minerals minor, and 10 are signed up for the Bioprocess minor.

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New Research Center for Process Analysis and Diagnostics

The Chemical Engineering Department has long taken pride in training our undergraduate students to analyze chemical plants and processes in innovative ways. Our courses emphasize energy management, control strategies, and engineering design practices that lead to more efficient, safer, and more profitable processes. The term “process diagnostics” has been coined at MTU to encompass the critical thinking skills that lead to process improvements.

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Dow Corning Makes Major Contribution to Support Chemical Engineering Unit Operations Lab

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Michigan Tech’s Unit Operations Lab, a chemical processing facility located right on campus, will remain among the nation’s best, thanks to a significant donation from Dow Corning Corporation.

The lab provides chemical engineering students the latest industrial technology, giving them skills and experience that enable them to move seamlessly from the classroom to the workplace.

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‘Women in Engineering’ Students Learn about the Chemical Engineering Program

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Summer Youth Programs Win Award
Summer Youth Celebrates 35 Years
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High School students visiting Michigan Tech for the Women in Engineering Summer program learned about the university’s academic programs. In addition to the academic programs, WIE participants were given an introduction to Michigan Tech’s Chemical Engineering program.

Youth Program Celebrates 35 Years

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Summer Youth Programs

Youth Programs celebrated 35 years of introducing youth to science, engineering, technology and Michigan Tech with an ice cream social.

President Glenn Mroz praised the Youth Programs staff and alumni who have developed the Youth Programs over the past 35 years and seen it grow from 60 summer youth program students to several hundred a year.

Youth Programs organizes Summer Youth Explorations, Women in Engineering, Explorations in Engineering, American Indian Workshop and Women in Computer Science.

The event was held to celebrate the years of excellence in precollege programming and recognize the impact Summer Youth Programs has had on over 35,000 students.

Crowl Receives Leach Award from AIChE

At the AICHE Fall National meeting in Salt Lake City, Dan Crowl received the Gary Leach Award from the AICHE Board of Directors. The award is shared with the other members of the AICHE Chem-E-Car Safety Task Force.

The Gary Leach Award “Recognizes and publicizes the activities of a group in the organization whose performance showed significant accomplishments toward the Institute’s mission and objectives.” The award certificate states “In recognition of the Chem-E-Car Safety Task Force for its thorough review and recommendations designed to ensure the safety of student participants in the competition.

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