CEP: November 2017 Drug addiction has reached epidemic proportions worldwide. Because chemical engineers have a duty to serve the public and address pressing societal needs, it is critical for chemical engineers to develop processes and products to help prevent and address drug addiction. Other topics in this issue include Industry-academia alignment, back to basics: cogeneration and global outlook: Columbia. Editorial Closing the Skills Gap Despite dramatic changes in the chemical process industries (CPI) over the past few decades, there has been comparatively less evolution in the undergraduate chemical engineering curriculum. In the article “Preparing Chemical Engineering Students for Industry," Joseph Alford and Thomas Edgar challenge universities to do more to better equip chemical engineering students with the skills they need for their future industrial careers. Read more Share Preparing Chemical Engineering Students for Industry November2017Critical IssuesJoseph Alford, Thomas F. EdgarMany chemical engineering courses do not reflect current practices in the chemical process industries (CPI). How should the core curriculum change to better align undergraduate training with industry needs? Chemical Engineers Respond to the Addiction Epidemic November2017On The HorizonSujata Bhatia, MD, P.E., David L. TurockChemical engineers have an ethical duty to develop processes and products to alleviate the societal burden of drug addiction. Introduction to Cogeneration Operation November2017Back To BasicsBen JanvierA good understanding of steam-turbine operation and power generation cost can help improve overall cogeneration profitability. This article describes the basic economics behind cogeneration. The Past, Present, and Prospects for Colombia’s Chemicals Industry November2017Global OutlookJorge Mario Gómez, Oscar A. AlvarezGiven its geographic position, abundant natural and agricultural resources, and moderate labor costs, Colombia has the potential to develop a competitive chemicals industry, as long as it is committed to the necessary investment and research. Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine? It’s easy to request permission to reuse content. Simply click here to connect instantly to licensing services, where you can choose from a list of options regarding how you would like to reuse the desired content and complete the transaction.