Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Upcoming Student Organization Meetings

Instead of making separate posts for all of these we've decided to combine them into one informative super post!

Be sure to check out some of the upcoming activities!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Pass / Fail What Can I Take?

One of the more confusing parts of any major's curriculum can be classes that are allowed to be taken pass/fail. There are rules within each major itself as well as rules set forth by the institute!  It is very important to become familiar with these rules, so as not to get caught in a situation in which you have to retake a course.

Could you imagine having to take PCHEM II twice?  Yuck!

The ONLY courses you are allowed to take pass/fail in CHBE are your undesignated humanities, social sciences, and free electives.  So what do we mean by undesignated?  Any of those three categories in which a course is NOT specifically outlined.  In other words, ONLY the 6 extra hours of humanities, the 6 extra hours of social sciences, or any free electives.

You are also limited to the total number of hours that you can take on a pass/fail basis.  These are outlined on the Registrar's sight here:

Pass Fail Rules

Starting Spring 2011 the registrar implemented a new rule stating you cannot change from letter grade to pass/fail or vice versa after registration has closed without the signature of an Academic Advisor.  You can find that form here:

Grade Mode Change Form

As always, please post questions here or let the advising office know if you have any issues.

Friday, August 26, 2011

P & G Internship Procedures

Trevor Kramer of the Proctor and Gamble recruiting team has asked us to share the following:


Procter & Gamble would like to extend an invitation to apply for a full time or Internship position. The first step in becoming a part of the P&G family is the online application and assessments. These two assessments determine if you are eligible for an interview, so please take them seriously.

We’ve included a link for sample reasoning test. Remember that once you start the assessments you will have to finish them immediately, so make sure that you have a good internet connection and enough time to complete them.

Please follow the application steps below and email me at as soon as you have completed the online application.

Please apply preferably by August 28th
Thank you in Advance. Look forward to your application!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Scholarship Opportunity!

Check out the following!

Fellow Yellow Jackets:

The ANAK Society of Georgia Tech is pleased to announce the 2010 George Wingfield Semmes Memorial Scholarship competition for a top prize of up to $14,000. The scholarship was established in memory of Mr. George Wingfield Semmes, a 1910 Mechanical Engineering graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition to being an outstanding academic achiever, Mr. Semmes was also a dedicated leader and demonstrated both a strong character and a true love for Georgia Tech. The Semmes Memorial Scholarship is awarded to those qualified applicants who demonstrate academic achievement, outstanding leadership qualities, a strong character, and a true love for Georgia Tech.

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

- Must be an undergraduate as defined by the College of Engineering

- Must hold junior or senior standing by the end of Fall term 2011

- Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

- Must be a full-time student or co-op not graduating Fall 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Class Changes And Volunteers Still Needed!

I thought I would give everyone a heads up and let you know about a couple of changes.

Dr Ludovice still needs at least 8 more volunteers for GT 1000.  Please contact him immediately if you are interested!!

The following classes have been moved!!

GT 1000  Now in Klaus Room 1443
CHBE 3210 Section B  Dr Dawson is now in Howey (Physics) Room L5
CHBE 6100 Dr Teja  moved to Klaus  room 1447.

We will be adding seats to CHBE 3210, 3225, and 4300 (if needed) now that we have space.

Good luck this semester and see you soon!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tutors Needed!!

Please see below regarding possible paid tutor positions for the athletic department:

The Athletic Association's Hearn Academic Center has job openings for academic tutors in the following subjects for the school year 2011-2012:

 History, technology & society
 Political science
 Public policy
 International affairs

Requirements include:

You have at least sophomore level standing with the Institute.
You have earned a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
 You have earned B's, preferably A's, in the course.
 You provide a resume & written recommendation, preferably from a professor or TA.

 Tutoring with the Athletic Association is an excellent way to help other students, ensure your knowledge before graduate or licensure examinations, build your resume, and gain job skills while becoming proficient in your major and earning a little money.  Beginning pay for undergraduates is $10.00/hour and $12.00/hour for graduate students.

 Please contact Christen Steele ( for an application or with any questions you may have.  We will begin interviewing soon and look forward to reading your applications.

ECON Clarification (And Process Control Update)

Happy Thursday folks!   Hopefully most of everyone has gotten at least 99% of their schedule shaken out by now.  I wanted to touch bease on a couple of quick subjects that seem to still be coming up.

For your Economics requirement you can take any one of the four following:

ECON 2100
ECON 2101
ECON 2105
ECON 2106

See REGISTRAR  for more info.  (Second paragraph above the chart)


Dr. Agrawal will NOT be sending out an email asking if you have to have Process Control to graduate. We feel like we have been contacted by anyone who needs it.

If and only if you are graduating in THE FALL and have to take PC,  please contact us immediately.  If you don't have to take PC and just want to take it this semester,  unfortunatly there are no seats available.  As always let us know if you have any questions.

See everybody next week!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Registration... Utter Chaos? Or Controlled Madness??

With Fall registration upon us, it appears that we continue to answer some of the same questions constantly, so we thought it best to write an article concerning some of the more popular ones.  Hopefully we can answer most of your questions here, but as always let us know if you have more!

We just don't do them.  There's really no need to ask. What we do instead is constantly monitor the number of seats in all of our CHBE core courses throughout registration.  We have to incrementally increase seats in each of our sections to keep them as even as possible. We cannot promise you that you will be able to get a certain section at a certain time.  We can tell you however, that if you need a core course to move on, 99.99% of the time there will eventually be an open seat.  This is true for every course except....

CHBE 4200 and 4400  (U.O. and Process Control)  Unit Ops and Process control is a whole other story.  The seats in these courses are very limited and we have to carefully monitor these courses to make sure that those students who need these classes and are graduating this, their last semester, get a seat.  Be on the lookout for an email from Dr. Agrawal during registration.  He will make a call for anyone who absolutely needs the course to respond to the email to let us know.  We then review the transcripts of all  those who responded and do what we can to find seats for those who absolutely need it.  

The only classes that ask for permits in CHBE are research,  CHBE 2100 and  CHBE 4763 and 4764.

You must have a form signed by the professor you are currently doing research for.  You can obtain this from  the front desk in the main CHBE office on the first floor atrium of FORD ES&T. Once the form is signed, you return the permit to the advising office and a permit is entered. You will then sign up for the course in OSCAR BUT BE CAREFUL!! The number of hours defaults to 1, and you must change this when signing up for the course.  (Typically you will change this to 3)

CHBE 2100
There is never any reason for a CHBE student to use this. This is for non CHBE majors wanting to take the course. As long as you have the pre-reqs you are good to go.

CHBE 4763 and 4764
You must ask for a permit through OSCAR to take this course.  You must have a minimum 2.8 GPA cumulative to take the course.  Priority is given to CHBE students during Phase I.  Remember that just because you receive the permit,  it does not guarantee you a seat!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Volunteers needed for GT 1000!

We are looking for undergraduate CHBE students to serve as volunteer Team Leaders for the CHBE section of GT1000.  This section is designed to teach CHBE freshman what our major is all about and help them adjust to college life as a chemical and biomolecular engineer. The course is Wednesdays 2-3pm. You would be required to attend class, assist a small group of students in the class and help coordinate some presentations on college life at Georgia Tech for the students. It is a great way to help your fellow students deal with the same freshman year surprises that you dealt with and it might not look too bad on your resume.  The only requirement for a Team Leader is to be a CHBE student in good standing who has either taken CHBE2100 or is taking CHBE2100.

To apply, simply send an email indicating your willingness to participate to Dr. Ludovice at . If you have already signed up to be a GT1000 Team Leader and would like to be a TL in the CHBE section please send Dr. Ludovice an email so he may request you for this section.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Congratulations Summer 2011 Graduates!!

I wanted to give a special congratulations to our Summer 2011 Graduates.  We wish you continued success in the future and good luck from all of us here at ChBE!!!

A D Barfield
Grace Belancik
Melissa Burlager
Sean Faltermeier
Megan Harris
Eric Hsieh
Nicholas Johnson
James Kelley
Taher Khan
Christopher  Kim
Hakyeul Lee
Stephanie Lohr
Brandon Mackie
Molly Mclaughlin

Danielle Murray
Joshua Nagy
James Owens
Nishal Patel
Garrett Robberson
Georgina Schaefer
Brandon Sorrell
Andrew Talerico
Katherine Webb

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Finals Week!

As if you did not know already,  we are right in the middle of full summer and late summer session finals week. If you have any remaining finals be sure and double check the finals calendar here:

Final Times

and remember that Finals are always given in the same room as the original class. (Unless otherwise noted by professor).

Good luck to everyone and enjoy your next two weeks off. We'll see you in the Fall!