Chemical Engineering is as broad as it is important!
Chemical engineering is the application of chemistry, biology, and math to solve problems that involve the use of chemicals, fuel, drugs, food, and many other products.
Chemical engineering is a broad field. Chemical engineers work in labs, refineries, offices, and more! There are a variety of ways to use a chemical engineering degree. Chemical engineers are responsible for many advances in energy, technology, and pharmaceuticals!
Unfortunately, like many STEM fields, chemical engineering has a diversity and inclusion problem. Almost 80% of chemical engineers are white and less than 20% are women! As a broad engineering field with many opportunities for upward mobility, we should be working to support diversity and inclusion initiatives that will help advance society.
Some common skills:
• knowledge of engineering science and technology
• analytical thinking skills
• close attention to detail
• design skills
Some iconic chemical engineers are Dr. Lilia Ann Abron, Dr. Mae C. Jemison, and Margaret Hutchinson Rousseau!