Chemical Engineering student working in lab.

The Chemical Engineering Department encourages its students to pursue a vibrant college life both in and outside the department's activities.

Student Societies

Many students are very active in the student chapters of professional societies including:

Chemical Engineering student working in lab.

There are also engineering honor societies including:

Students and faculty members attend periodic meetings of the local and national chapters of these associations. Please click here for additional information on the wide-range of professional and trade organizations affiliated with the chemical engineering field.

Chemical Engineering student working in lab.

Co-op Program

The department has a flexible Co-op program that is coordinated by Prof. Gilbert Brown. Students obtain Co-op positions advertised through the department and also through their own initiative. Technical elective credit can be obtained for professional-level experience in the Co-op program.


The department annually distributes scholarships on a competitive basis based on either academic merit, financial need or a combination of both. Currently, there are three endowed scholarships and several department scholarships.

Please refer to the Solution Center for more information on financial assistance.

Advising and Tutoring

Students are encouraged to meet with their advisors as soon as possible after the semester starts and should refer to Tutoring Services for more information about this type of assistance.