Thursday, July 28, 2011

Job Openings Dupont!

Please see the following for two job openings for Bachelor degree candidates at DuPont

Manufacturing Development Engineer

This position is located within DuPont’s Tralee Park Manufacturing site in Newark, Delaware near U of DE.  Tralee Park supports the DuPont Performance Polymers business by manufacturing Kalrez® Perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) parts, used as specialty seals for high tech industries.  This role requires detailed knowledge of discrete rubber parts manufacturing including experience with equipment such as roll mills, extruders, molding presses and ovens used to mix, form, cure and inspect rubber parts. The manufacturing process also utilizes various process control systems including SAP and Wonderware to produce, monitor, control, and document process conditions and results.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Finals Next Week!

As if you did not already know,  we are reaching the end of the semester which means finals week.  Good luck to all and check the registrar's site here if you need schedules:

Registrar Finals Calendar

Remember that PHASE II registration starts August 13th and runs through the 1st week of the Fall semester.  Do not hesitate to email the advisors if you have questions, we just ask you to be patient and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

ChBE Ranked #1 for Highest Avg Salary

Although the article is a couple of months old, current ChBE students may be excited to note that a recent survey found that Chemical Engineering grads were among the highest paid graduates on average in the country. Another sign that the job market may be picking up, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reported that employers plan on hiring close to 20% more graduates this Fall then they did in the Fall of 2010.

According to the NACE survey, here's the payout for Chem E grads:

1. Chemical engineering -- Average annual salary offer to 2011 grads: $66,886

See the full article HERE on

Just one more reason to keep up the hard work! 

Monday, July 18, 2011

SUMMER 2011 Advising and Mentoring

Just a reminder!  For those of you enrolled in:

CHBE 2100
CHBE 2110

Your faculty mentoring and academic advising forms are due in no later than next Monday July 25th.  If these are not turned in by that afternoon, you will have holds placed on your accounts that will prevent your from registering or changing your schedule during PHASE II.  Please have this done as soon as possible!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

What's Up With Senior design??

As I'm sure many of you have heard by now there are definitely some changes being made to senior design. The biggest of those changes being that the course is being split from 1 three hours semester course, to 2 two hours semester courses.

Starting Fall 2012:     (Maybe Fall 2013 at Earliest)

The old CHBE 4505 Process Design & Economics will become:

CHBE 4510 Proc/Prod Design & Economics (lecture portion) ---  offered in Fall and Spring


CHBE 4520 Design Project  (actual design portion) ---  offered Spring and Summer

Updated pre-req chart standard option
Updated pre-req chart Biotech option

At this time ChBE faculty are still deciding on whether the 4510 portion will be a pre-req or a co-req for the CHBE 4530 portion.  (Basically we have to determine whether we will allow you to take both courses in the spring, which honestly defeats the purpose of splitting them into two semesters in the first place.)  

4510 and 4520 will be offered as CO-REQUISITES at this time.  Although there has been discussion to change this to a pre-req requirement, no further action has been taken (6/5/2012)

CHBE 3210 3225 & 4300 will continue to be pre-requisites for the CHBE 4510 portion and CHBE 4515 Safety will be a CO-requisite of the CHBE 4520 design portion.

Feel free to ask any questions concerning these changes and keep an eye on this blog for future updates.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Thanks to Ms Ann Blasick over at DOPP for giving us a heads up on this one:

Our Company
EnviroScent is a fast-growing consumer products company based in Atlanta with a 10-year history and a very bright future. Committed to building new categories and staying far away from “me too” products, the team at EnviroScent is experienced in pioneering industry-changing businesses and is laser-focused on shaking up home fragrance. 

We’re looking for an entrepreneurial-minded innovator with a strong foundation in technical research and chemistry to work within our Marketing group. Prior experience with paper substrates and fragrance development will make you ideal for this exciting position. We move at a quick pace, so if you’re someone who enjoys the challenge of balancing research rigor with short development cycles, you’ll find EnviroScent a pretty fun place to work.

The candidate should have strong experimental skills and be able to work independently.  Familiarity with handling and measuring gases is a plus, as the initial phase of the work requires assembling, testing, and refining equipment designed to evaluate odorous substances.  Academically, s/he would have completed a quantitative analytical chemistry course, have a solid chemistry background, and good mathematical-analytical skills, e.g., excel, error analysis, curve fitting. Good writing skills are required to produce a record of intellectual property generated from the work. Candidate will be reporting directly to a 20+ year PhD from one of the largest CPG companies in the world.
Please e-mail your resume (cover letter optional) to

Emrie Sherwood
Product Development Manager
5607 Glenridge Drive NE
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30342

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Portal to Opportunity

Application Release for Fall Environmental Protection Agency Internship
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is looking for energetic and highly motivated students for internships. Numerous opportunities are available within EPA for students to gain valuable work experience while contributing to the mission of protecting human health and safeguarding the environment. Student summer employment opportunities are available at EPA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., and at regional office and laboratory locations nationwide.

 Eligibility Requirements:
 All U.S. citizens, including residents of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other U.S. territories may apply;
 Applicants must be rising sophomores, juniors, seniors and full-time graduate students attending an U.S. accredited   
      institution as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education;
 Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 on a 4.00 grading scale (B average and above) is required; and
 Applicants may be pursuing a degree in the following fields:
        Environmental Science
        Environmental Management
        Other areas relating to public service and Environmental concerns

Application Deadline: August 15th 
c/o UNCF Special Programs Corporation
6402 Falls Church, Virginia 22042
703-205-7641 phone
Application found at

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Friday!

As the summer begins to quickly come to a close  (all too quickly it seems!)  CHBE would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable 3-day weekend! 

With only 4 short weeks left in the summer session after we return from holiday were hitting crunch time for sure!  Good luck to everyone coming into finals and as always let us know if you have any questions or comments.

Due up next week:

Research:  What? Who? Where? When? Why?  HUH?

Senior Design:  Is it really changing?  Is this going to effect me?