This month, discussions about networking groups for young chemical engineers, an inquiry on tips for organizing nationwide student events online, and more. Ask your questions and share your advice.
Learn about the career of this process engineer who currently works as Deputy General Manager in the Process Design and Development Division of Engineers India Limited, New Delhi.
Ronald G. Larson of the University of Michigan will receive this year's William H. Walker Award for Excellence in Contributions to Chemical Engineering Literature. Read more about his career and accomplishments.
Thinking Like a ChemE: Building a Humanitarian Filter” is a workshop activity that allows students grades 3-8 to think critically while using very basic separation principles to make a water filter from common everyday objects. As background, we ask students to think about the real life application of this exercise: the example we give the students is the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico who may need a cost efficient water filter from materials they already have.
Students are divided into teams of 5-7, plus 1 or 2 supervising volunteers per team, depending on the...
|Approx. time requirement||120 minutes|
|AIChE community affiliation||University of Florida Student Chapter|
|Approx. # of volunteers||10|
|Recommended audience size||40|
Many students are familiar with silly putty and other slime products, however very few understand the science and chemistry that goes into making these products. This activity seeks to educate students on the reaction that creates slime as well as show how the physical properties of the slime change when different proportions of reactants are used. This activity addresses a wide range of topics including physical properties, polymers, and non-Newtonian fluids, as well as introduces students to the Engineering Design Process.
|Approx. time requirement||10 minutes|
|AIChE community affiliation||AIChE at NC State, AICHE Eastern Local Section, Southern Division|
|Approx. # of volunteers||2|
Students are challenged to recreate a tire that is missing from a Lego racecar using measurements that they take. Students must first measure all of the dimensions of the tire that they need to recreate. Then the model car and tire will be taken away, and the students will work with Crayola Model Magic clay to recreate the missing tire entirely based on their measurements. The students will then test the fit of their newly created part in the racecar, testing the size and movability of the racecar with their new tire by rolling it down a ramp and (optionally) measuring its...
|Approx. time requirement||15 minutes|
|AIChE community affiliation||University of New Haven|
|Approx. # of volunteers||2|
|Recommended audience size||12|
Make an important adhesive with pigment (paint) based on milk casein, using separation techniques and the functions of conventional materials
|Approx. time requirement||30 minutes|
|AIChE community affiliation||Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras Student Chapter|
|Approx. # of volunteers||5|
|Recommended audience size||50|