High School Outreach Program

Presented by: Fuels & Petrochemicals Division and Environmental Division
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 9:00am-1:00pm CDT

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

Click here to download a flyer for this event

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.

Program Outline:

  • Talk by Astronaut Al Sacco, the first ChE professor in outer space
  • Intro to engineering
  • How ChE changes the world
  • Panel discussion with engineers, engineering students and faculty
  • How Engineers Touch the World
  • Lunch with engineers
  • Campus tour (optional)

Program Chairs:

Richard Isherwood
UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company
Email: Richard.Isherwood@Honeywell.com
Phone: 847.375.7562
Virginia Sommer
AIChE Outreach Program Co-Chair
Email: Virginia.Sommer@fluor.com
Phone: (281) 263-3492

*Registration is required to attend. Space is limited and available on a first-come first-serve basis.*

Al Sacco

Professor Sacco received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University; and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from MIT. He was appointed and served as the George A. Snell Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University from 1997-2010 when he became the Dean of the Whitacre College of Engineering in 2011. From 1978-1997 he was a tenured professor at WPI and was Department Head from 1989-1997. He flew on the space shuttle Columbia in 1995, conducting 200 experiments for 130 scientists.Read more

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