Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Scott Hummel

June 22, 2012

Scott Hummel Appointed Interim Jeffers Director of Engineering

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Scott R. Hummel, professor of mechanical engineering, has been named the Interim William Jeffers Director of the Engineering Division for a term of two years. The appointment is effective July 9. The announcement was made by Wendy L. Hill, provost and dean of the faculty. Hummel served as co-chair of the College’s recent Engineering Vision [...]

Asad Akram 13 (l-r), Alexandra Behette '13, Helen Xu '14, and Julia Seidenstein '14 in Easton Area Community Center’s greenhouse

June 12, 2012

Tech Clinic Teams with Local Groups to Increase Access to Fresh Produce

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Six students are working to green up the plates of the Easton community, using a variety of innovations to make vegetable-growing possible within limited green space. The team is working as part of Technology Clinic, a hands-on course that brings students from different majors together to help solve real-world problems.  This semester, the group focused [...]

Through Alternative School Break, Kelly McNulty ’11 spent a week living among the indigenous Shaur people of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.

May 22, 2012

Kelly McNulty ’11 and Mathew Pezon ’10 Receive Fulbright Scholarships

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Two alumni have won Fulbright Scholarships that will allow them to live, work, and study in foreign countries in 2013. Kelly McNulty ’11 received an English Teaching Assistantship Award, and Mathew Pezon ’10 won a scholarship to study in Spain. Thirty-three Lafayette students have received Fulbrights in the last 13 years. McNulty begins her Fulbright [...]

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May 1, 2012

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation April 29 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 47 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

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April 9, 2012

Integrated Metal Prototype Machine Provides Engineering Design Opportunities Across Many Disciplines

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A material additive manufacturing suite in Acopian is providing opportunities for students and faculty to make contributions to interdisciplinary engineering design in all of Lafayette’s engineering areas, as well as projects being done in departments across campus. “This equipment is a vehicle for the integration of liberal arts and engineering,” says James Ferri, associate professor [...]

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April 9, 2012

Words and Science: Chemical Engineering Major Angela Wnek ’13 is State Forensics Champion

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Angela Wnek ’13 (Hoffman Estates, Ill.) is never at a loss for words. She puts that trait to good use, spending her weekends traveling to tournaments with Lafayette’s Forensics Society, where she can show off her talent for competitive speaking. At the Pennsylvania Forensic Association’s annual championship in February, Wnek won three individual state championships: [...]

Aaditya Khanal '12 extracts some algae for an experiment.

March 19, 2012

Renewable Energy: Students Work to Find Cleaner Sources of Fuel

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“Being a chemical engineer, I’m increasingly aware of the need to find renewable alternate sources of energy, not only because fossil fuels will eventually run out, but mainly because they have a destructive impact on the environment,” says Sherry-Ann Tim Kee ’12 (Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago). “The onus is on the current generation to find [...]

Mathew Pezon '10

January 19, 2012

Mathew Pezon ’10: Hitting the Ground Running

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By Matt Sinclair ’90 Some people like to hit the ground running when they start a new job. Mathew Pezon ’10 is the type who hits it at a sprint. A chemical engineering graduate, Pezon is a process engineer with Air Products in Allentown, Pa., where he interned between his junior and senior years. He [...]

Halie Zeller

January 12, 2012

Hallie Zeller ’12 and Kevin Ling ’12 Present at National Chemical Engineering Conference

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Hallie Zeller ’12 (Bridgewater, N.J.) likes to understand things, from how they work on the atomic level to what they’re like on gigantic scales.  Mechanical engineering, she says, is the best way to gain this understanding. Zeller recently got to experience the field on a gigantic scale.  She, along with Kevin [...]

Members of Tech Clinic from left are: Yen Joe Tan '14, Aaditya Khanal '12, Holden Ranz '12, Stacey Goldberg '12, Garrett Rice '12, Rachel Lewitt '13.

January 6, 2012

Technology Clinic Applies Interdisciplinary Approach to Local Fish Farming

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A Technology Clinic class is using the wide-ranging expertise of its members to make a fish-farming operation more economically and environmentally efficient. “The goal of Technology Clinic is to use the resources and background of five or six different students to help solve real-world problems. Currently, we are working with David Due in Roseto, Pa., [...]