Friday, September 30, 2011

Pass/Fail What Can I Take?

Another question that comes up quite often is how many courses can I take on a pass/fail basis and which courses can I use?

The answer is fairly simple.  The ONLY courses you can ever take pass/fail are your undesignated humanities, social science, and free electives. What do we mean by undesignated? It  means any course that is required but not specifically named.

In your humanities for instance, you must take the following:

ENG 1101
ENG 1102

Those are specifically named requirements so they must be taken for letter grade.  You can possibly take the other 6 hours of undesignated humanities on a pass/fail basis.  The same goes for your social science and free electives.

So how many total hours can I take pass/fail?

This is a little trickier and all depends on how many hours you came to Tech with toward your program of study.

If you came in as a Freshman then you can use a total of 9 hours pass/fail toward your program.

If you transferred in from another university,  the total number of hours you can use is at maximum 9, but is variable.

You can find the breakdown on the actual pass/fail form here:

Registrar Pass Fail Regulations

If there ever is any question,  simply take the course for letter grade, then you will not have any issues!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

ExxonMobil Success Program Seminar

Please see the following from Dr. Bidstrup-Allen:

ChBE Undergraduate and Graduate Students:

I would like to invite you to an ExxonMobil Success Program Seminar presented by Ms. Andrea Johns entitled " Interviewing: Beyond the Basics" this Thursday, September 29 at 11:00 AM in EST L1255 (the ChBE auditorium). 

Ms. Johns is an employee of Georgia Tech Career Services and is in charge of diversity programming and outreach services. She assists students with resume preparation, networking, interviewing, and job search strategies. She is the Career Services liaison to College of Engineering (Chemical, Electrical and Computer, Aerospace, Industrial and Systems). Ms. Johns is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers and the Georgia College Personnel Association. 

A delicious lunch will follow the presentation in the lower level atrium.  I hope that you will be able to attend.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Degree Petitions Due Friday 9/30!!

This is just a quick reminder to all seniors graduating in the Spring 2011 semester that degree petitions are due in the main ChBE office by 5:00 this Friday.

Please have you packets filled out fully and remember to include a photo. The photo can be something simple and is kept here in your file at ChBE in case it need be used as a reference to identify you in the future.

A few quick tips for DegreeWorks:

As long as you have CHEM 1211k, 1212k, 1310, 1311, 1312, or any combination thereof, you are ok with your general Chemistrys. (Inorganic included)

DegreeWorks will never pull up a 4803 class as your ChBE elective. This is the designation for a special topics course and we have to notify the registrar that it will count.


If you plan to use undergraduate research as your biotech elective, you MUST submit an abstract to Dr. Pradeep Agrawal to be approved. The research has to be specific to the biotech area or you will not be able to use it toward the biotech elective.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Job Opening

Please see the following concerning an open position at Hydro-Chem., a division of Selas Fluid Processing Corporation.
Contact  Debbie Underkoffler for more information:

Debbie Underkoffler
North Georgia Staffing
Mobile 404-245-3816
Job Description – Process Engineer
Prepare process designs to support the Proposal and Projects for the Business Unit.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Employment Opportunity


OSIsoft, LLC has over six hundred employees in 20 global offices delivering the PI System™, the world’s leading, highly scalable and secure infrastructure software for the management of real-time data. With more than 14,000 world-wide installations, our software connects people with the right information, at the right time, to analyze, collaborate, and act.

Our customers represent 65% of the Global 500 process and manufacturing companies, including wind farms, data centers and Smart Grids. Top engineers from the best universities use their technical problem solving skills every day to collaborate with customers, impacting and improving the way the world operates.

We are hiring:

Engineer Locations:

San Leandro, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Houston, TX; Longview, TX; Johnson City, TN; Cleveland, OH

 If you have demonstrated your academic success by completing or will soon complete a Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree or PhD in Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering with a minimum GPA of 3.5, we want to talk to you

 Your career at OSIsoft will begin with a 6-month orientation period, which includes classroom training on our products, workshops to increase your computer knowledge, on-site customer visits and hands-on experience helping customers get value from their PI systems. Learning at OSIsoft will continue throughout your career. You will use your engineering, math, and science skills every day to make a difference, gaining valuable experience through customer-facing roles that will increase in responsibility over time. Whether our customer is an established power-house or an emerging company in alternative energy, your efforts will help them navigate the tidal wave of data they encounter daily.

Our workplace thrives on innovation, teamwork and sharing of ideas. If you enjoy solving problems, making a difference and are up for a challenge, then OSIsoft is the place for you.

Submit your resume at to become a key player on the team that makes the PI System™.

For more information about OSIsoft, please visit our website at

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Kaplan Offers Free Practice Exams

Kaplan Test Prep is offering the opportunity to take a practice Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Dental Admission Test (DAT), Optometry Admission Test (OAT), or the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) absolutely free on October 1st.  The GRE, MCAT, and LSAT will be offered in the Howey building. 

If you would like to sign up to take one of the exams, please click the link below and fill out your information.