ChE 434 is a logical extension of the first semester of chemical engineering senior design. The abilities developed over a wide range of chemical engineering courses are now applied to a problem extending over a somewhat longer period of time; requiring more initiative, enterprise, care and a greater measure of individual responsibility. For the 46th successive year, we have worked the American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE) Student Contest Problem. We use these industry-designed problems for three reasons:
1) they are well-rounded problems,
2) they tell our students and our faculty something about the kind of abilities that industrial companies would like graduating chemical engineers to have, and
3) there is the advantage of seeing how well our students compare with graduates of other universities in a national competition of this quality.
More information can be found at Chemical Engineering & Materials Science.