What is chemical engineering? Learn about the The Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University and hear directly from a student in the program.
I think what excites me about chemical engineering is just how broad the field is. You know, there's chemical engineers in the food industry, there's chemical engineers in the specialty chemical industry, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, environmental firms consulting, basically, any(area) you can think of. And I think that the career opportunities are endless. You know, they teach us the technical skills up here at school, but they also teach us grit, determination, time management. And I think that those are skills that you can apply in any job anywhere. Howdy, my name is Allie Van Beveren, and I am studying in the chemical engineering department at Texas A&M University.Michelle Revels:
Chemical Engineering touches just about every part of our lives. If you have put on soft contact lenses, changed into sweat proof athletic wear, filled your car with gasoline, or consumed purified water from a plastic bottle, you can thank chemical engineers for making those products possible. One of the largest, fully accredited programs in the country, The Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering features a diverse faculty that is committed to excellence in education, and to expanding the boundaries of knowledge and understanding of chemical and biological systems through research. Our students are equipped to design processes and products to solve problems and supply vital materials for our technology based society. Using chemistry, physics, biology, math, and other sciences, along with engineering principles, chemical engineers make better products, including high efficiency fuels, medicines, electronics, food, and cosmetics.Allison Van Beveren:
I think chemical engineers are game changers. I think that the skills that we learned develop, have the opportunity to impact the world. And again, it's not necessarily always about the technical skills you learn but the things the soft skills and the personal skills that I've learned through my studies, I think have allowed me to grow and also grow in my self-confi ence of my knowledge, and so th t I can go out and set off to d what I want to do and have that goal to reach wherever I want o reach and I think that that's kind of the similar thing with ot only my major but all the m jors in enMichelle Revels:
Learn more about the chemical engineering department by visiting engineering.tamu.edu/chemical