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  1. Career Catalyst Feature: Communicate

    CEP Magazine article, November 2019

    Speaking and writing are skills we practice often, whether discussing an issue with a colleague or typing an email. Communication style, however, needs to be adapted to changing scenarios and applications.

  2. Closing the Gaps in Cybersecurity

    CEP Magazine article, November 2019

    The cybersecurity industry suffers from an immense talent gap. As the need for tougher security measures in industrial facilities becomes dire, numerous organizations are creating training programs to build and strengthen cybersecurity education.

  3. Best Practices for Video Presentations

    CEP Magazine article, November 2019

    Virtual presentations, such as webinars or video conferences, can pose unique challenges. Give a successful presentation no matter the distance between you and your audience with help from this guide.

  4. Young Professionals Point of View: Cultivate a Fertile Network

    CEP Magazine article, November 2019

    The world is a small place. The theory of six degrees of separation (1) explains that a chain of social connections can connect any two people within six links — highlighting the power of networking. Meeting new people and expanding your network exposes you to new ideas. Even the most creative...

  5. Get Your Research Published

    CEP Magazine article, November 2019

    The process of writing a research paper for publication can be long and challenging. Follow these suggestions for preparing your manuscript and avoiding some of the common pitfalls.

  6. Career Connections: Etiquette for Today’s Workplace

    CEP Magazine article, October 2019

    When the writers of The Office were creating the show, they studied how people interacted in actual offices. Based on their research, they created Dunder Mifflin’s regional manager Michael Scott, whose off-color comments offend many of his peers and employees, and assistant manager Jim Halpert, who...

  7. Young Professionals Point of View: Chemical Engineers in Medical School

    CEP Magazine article, September 2019

    Chemical engineering and pre-medicine students often find themselves sitting side-by-side in science elective courses. But, eventually, we reach a fork in the road that separates us from our pre-med friends. As chemical engineers, we progress to thermodynamics and mass transfer courses, while our...

  8. NSF Funding: Planting the Seeds of Innovation

    CEP Magazine article, September 2019

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) issues hundreds of grants every year to translate invention into impact. This article discusses some of the many NSF funding opportunities and profiles several organizations that have found success due, in part, to NSF funding.

  9. Career Connections: Improve Your Negotiating Skills

    CEP Magazine article, August 2019

    August is prime time to enjoy a national favorite pastime — watching baseball. As you cheer for your team, recall that 25 years ago this month, Major League Baseball (MLB) players went on strike to protest salary caps imposed by owners. The 1994 World Series was cancelled, owners and players...

  10. Young Professionals Point of View: Advice for Solving Technical Problems

    CEP Magazine article, July 2019

    Process engineers face many technical challenges and, while we can solve some of these problems, others must simply be managed safely. My first technical project was to determine a solution to a liquified natural gas (LNG) plant’s slop-oil disposal problem. The facility’s slop-oil tank was...