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"Chemical Engineering is recommended for students who want to address pressing societal needs, from clean drinking water, to advanced medications, to next-generation drug delivery systems, to renewable energy. Chemical engineers use chemistry, biology, physics and math in an integrated engineering mode in order to manufacture materials and products essential to modern society.  They are involved with the full scale of processes, from the laboratory bench to the pilot plant and eventually to the manufacturing facility."
(Provided By: New Jersey Institute of Technology)

"Chemical engineers use their expertise in chemical reactions and separations to solve environmental problems and produce new materials on a large scale. Throughout your time with us, you will:Gain hands-on training to design and optimize large-scale processes to produce petrochemicals, plastics, fibers, fuel cells, pharmaceuticals, and microelectronics.."
(Provided By: The University of Cincinnati)

"More recently, chemical engineers are increasingly involved in the design of new products enabled by emerging process technologies. Chemical engineering begins with experimentation in the laboratory and follows with implementation of the technology to full-scale production. The mission of the Chemical Engineering Department at Stanford is to provide professional training, development and education for the next generation of leaders in chemical sciences and engineering."
(Provided By: Stanford University)

"Of course, at the heart of our program is the chemical and life science course material on mass and energy balances, unit operations, transport phenomena, thermodynamics, reaction engineering, process control and process design, and economics."
(Provided By: Virginia Commonwealth University)

"Graduates of our program are hired by a broad array of employers, including companies in the energy, biotechnology, semiconductor, management, consulting, and pharmaceutical industries, in addition to a variety of small start-up companies and the traditional chemical process industry."
(Provided By: The University of Delaware)

"Chemical Engineering is concerned with the economic conversion of basic raw materials into useful products for society. Included in industrial groups are petrochemical, synthetic fuels, metals, foods, synthetic materials and fibers, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, fertilizers and coal tar products."
(Provided By: Tuskegee University)

"Modern chemical engineering is built around the fundamental enabling sciences of biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Its curriculum encompasses three basic organizing principles: Molecular Transformations, Multi-scale Analysis, and System Approaches. Chemical engineers serve a wide variety of technical and managerial functions within the chemical processing industry."
(Provided By: Lehigh University)