Monday, October 31, 2011

Registration Tip #1

Happy registration everyone!!

As this week continues, and everyone continues to go crazy trying to find that perfect schedule, the advising office decided we would throw out a couple of short tips this week to try and ease your frustrations.

First off we have the PERMIT /OVERLOAD/ PRE_REQ monster!

Since every single department handles permits differently, CHBE advising normally asks you to contact someone in the department who currently teaches the course that you want the overload for.

So how do you find out who that is?

One great way is to use the Registrar's site to check out the awesome list they have put together outlining most of the different school policies located here:

Be sure to check out the entire "registration" tab on the registrar's site for some great tips and regulations surrounding registration time!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Process Engineer Job Opportunity

The initial objective for this individual is to optimize our Manufacturing Recipes by determining the optimal process settings through Design of Experiments.


  • Engineering Degree (Chemical or Mechanical Preferred, Industrial or other considered)
  • 1-5 Years Experience Preferred – but not required
  • High Analytical Capacity (GPA of 3.2 or higher preferred – but not required)
  • Has Something to Prove (Wants to rapidly rise to the top of their potential by working in an unconstrained environment)
  • Versatile (Can work on plant floor running the process line & taking samples; and can then sit at a computer and run Excel/statistics and summarize findings for a group presentation)
  • Limited understanding of Design of Experiments / Statistics (or ability to self learn quickly)
  • Limited understanding of HMI systems and historical trending (or ability to self learn quickly)

Dave A. Petroni
Vice President, Operations
Lehigh Technologies Inc. 
office: 678-495-2204 | cell: 678-793-8483 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Waitlisting Class Registration Feature

Many of you may have heard about the new wait listing feature being employed by several schools here on campus and I wanted to give a little synopsis of what it entails.

When registering for a course the student will notice that there are now two maximum numbers of seats.  The maximum number of actual seats, and the number of waitlisted seats.  When a class fills up the waitlist feature allows a student to register for one of the waitlisted seats.  The student will now be put into a que.  As registration continues  and seats open, then those students in the que will have the opportunity to register for the course in the order they are listed in the que.  Whichever section you waitlist for,  is the section you will receive the seat in if a seat opens up.  You cannot waitlist for multiple sections.

For example:

CHBE 2100 Section A is full. Chemical Engineering decides to add 5 seats.  The first 5 students in the que will receive an email giving them 24 hours during Phase I  (12 hours during Phase II) to register for the course.  If they do not register in this time window,  they will lose their place in line. As more seats are added, or students drop seats, then the next students in line will receive the email.  The waitlist que will carry over from PHASE I to PHASE II meaning if you do not get a seat during PHASE I then you will not lose your place in line.

What does this mean for students?

NO more need for overloads!

NO more refreshing your browser every 3 seconds to see if seats opened up!!

The registrar now has additional info up discussing waitlisting.  See here:

Wait List

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Emory Research Opportunity

Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University along with Morehouse School of Medicine have a great program for rising Juniors who are interested in translational research, specifically in the area of endometriosis. The program is striving to improve diversity in the research (race/ethnicity, handicaps, economically disadvantaged); this will be the program’s 2nd year. 

A few Details:
  • 2 year program – 40 hours per week in the summers, 10 hours per week in the academic year in a laboratory at Emory University or Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Stipend
  • Primary focus on translational research in endometriosis
  • Shadowing of specialists in Gynecological Surgery or Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Deadline: January 15, 2012


Dept. Gynecology & Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
1639 Pierce Drive, Suite 4217 WMB
Atlanta, GA 30322
Attn: Ms. Felicia Underwood

Monday, October 24, 2011

ExxonMobil Seminar and Lunch This Thursday

ChBE Undergraduate and Graduate Students:

I would like to invite you to an ExxonMobil Success Program Seminar presented by Mr. Archie Meyer entitled "Building a Career in a Changing World" this Thursday, October 27 at 11:00 AM in EST L1255 (the ChBE auditorium). 

Mr. Meyer graduated in 1983 from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, in 1982 from Morehouse College with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry and received a Master’s in Business Administration degree in Finance from Clark-Atlanta University in 1989. He has worked with ExxonMobil for over 22 years in various staff and operational assignments.   Mr. Meyers was appointed as the CORS Operations Manager responsible for ExxonMobil’s company’s largest US market with ninety locations, over 1000 employees and revenues of over $500 million annually.  His team was responsible for the operation, employee health and safety and assisting the convenience retailing efforts in this area. During his tenure, the market was successfully reintegrated after years of having dual Operations Managers for the East and West halves of Houston.  In 2005, Mr. Meyer was relocated to Fairfax, VA site of ExxonMobil’s Fuels Marketing World Headquarters.  His first assignment was as the US Retail Sales Advisor with planning responsibility for the US retail operations and then finally in 2007 was moved to his current assignment as the Investment and Projects Advisor for the United States in the company’s Global Planning organization.  Recently his portfolio was increased to include the retail operations in the America’s South region, which includes the Caribbean, Central and South America.

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

Sue Ann Allen

Thursday, October 20, 2011

SAB Student-Faculty Luncheon

The ChBE Student Advisory Board with be hosting it's second annual Student-Faculty Luncheon from 11:15 to noon on Thursday, November 3rd. This is a great time to get to know your ChBE professors and a free lunch will be provided. The first 50 students to sign up will be accepted and notified of their invitation via email. We hope to see you there!