Andrew McUsic Andrew obtained his bachelors degree in bio engineering from Rice University, and later went to obtain his doctorate in the same field from University of Washington. Connect on AIChE Engage ChEnected contributions A Play-by-Play of the Chem-E-Car Competition at the Pacific Northwest Regional Student Conference May 19, 2012 . by Andrew McUsic Chemical engineering students from the University of Washington and the University of Idaho competed in the ChemE-car competition at the AIChE Pacific Northwest Regional Student Conference in Moscow, ID, on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Read on for photos and videos. You Got Your PhD, Now What? - Video Blog of the Annual Meeting's Best Non-Technical Session Oct 20, 2011 . by Andrew McUsic Having a PhD does not mean you have to spend your whole career working in research. Experienced attendees discussed how they overcame the stereotype that PhDs are research workers and moved into leadership roles in industry. A Q&A session addressed career planning issues that new PhDs should consider when starting out in industry. I captured some highlights of this session in the following videos: SBE's Metabolic Engineering Symposium Showcases Science and Business of Bio-based Products Oct 18, 2011 . by Andrew McUsic The Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) Symposium on “20 Years of Metabolic Engineering: Foundation of a Bio-Based Economy” celebrated the rapidly growing field of metabolic engineering in an exciting forum consisting of esteemed speakers from industry, government, and academia, followed by an open group discussion.