(571h) Survey: Computing in Chemical Engineering

Authors: 
Grover, M. A., Georgia Institute of Technology
Hesketh, R. P., Rowan University
In 2003 the CACHE (Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering) Corporation carried out a survey of recent graduates in chemical engineering from four universities to determine how that group used (or did not use) computing in performing their job. Since that time, there have been considerable changes in the field of information technology, hence it is appropriate now to assess how the general conclusions reached fifteen years ago have changed. It is also valuable to have such information in order to consider changes in the curriculum, especially with respect to the use of and instruction about computing. Therefore we are conducting a similar survey to the one used in 1997 and 2003.

This survey is in two parts. One part is being emailed to chemical engineering faculty to assess what computing tools are currently being taught and used in the chemical engineering curriculum at universities. A second survey is being emailed to engineers in the chemical industry to assess computing in industry.