High School Outreach Program | AIChE

High School Outreach Program

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  • We encourage schools to register for this event and join us for this one-of-a-kind program. We have a limit to the number of students that can attend and attendance is based on a first come first serve basis. Please see the program flyer for further information

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    This FREE high school outreach program is presented to expose students to the profession of chemical engineering and engineering in general, and to give students the opportunity to interact with professional engineers. Students will come away from the program with an understanding of what engineers in general and chemical engineers in particular do, how they touch our lives, and how to pursue a career in engineering.

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    Time  Event
    9:00AM Welcome and Opening Comments
    Rick Isherwood, Senior Manger, UOP
    9:10AM Engineering Careers
    Anne Robinson, Chemical Engineering Chair, Tulane University
    9:30AM What is Engineering?
    RIck Isherwood, Senior Manager, UOP
    9:50AM Being a Chemical Engineer
    Valero Engineers, Valero Energy Company
    10:10AM A friendly Competition: What Kind of Engineer Am I?
    Emceed by Alan Zagoria, Engineering Fellow, UOP
    Participants: Selected HS Student REpresentatives
    10:30AM Chemical Engineering in Space
    Albert Sacco Jr., Ph.D., ex-NASA Astraonaut, Dean of Engineering, Texas Tech University
    11:30AM The Engineering Experience: A Panel Discussion
    Chair: Rick Isherwood, Senior Manager, UOP
    12:00PM Lunch & Chat with  Professional Engineers
    A time for personal conversation with real engineers

    Program Chairs:

    Frank Petrocelli
    Air Products and chemicals, Inc
    Email: petrocfp@airproducts.com
    Phone: 610-481-4111
    Richard Isherwood
    UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company
    Email: Richard.Isherwood@Honeywell.com
    Phone: 847.375.7562