Photos of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building and a We Are statue on the University Park Campus

Spring 2022 Penn State Chemical Engineering Alumni Weekend

Join the Penn State Chemical Engineering Alumni Society (PSChEAS) at the University Park campus to reconnect with your fellow alumni while building on ways to engage with the department and advancing your own career through professional networking! This in-person event will include:

  • A keynote address from 2014 chemical engineering graduate Rajib Saha, assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and recent PSChEAS early career award winner
  • Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building (CBEB) tours to learn about the latest research
  • Dedicated time to network with attendees
  • Interactive discussions on how alumni can engage with current students, faculty, and the department
  • Optional outdoor activities, including golfing, walking, and a visit to the Penn State Arboretum

Tentative Agenda

April 8
Time Activity
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Welcome
Phil Savage, head of the Department of Chemical Engineering
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Introductions
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Tours of CBEB in small groups with stops to hear about topical research—green energy, pandemic, etc.
3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Keynote address

Rajib Saha, 2020 PSChEAS Early Career Award Winner and assistant professor of chemical engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Saha earned his master of science in 2011 and his doctorate in 2014, both in chemical engineering at Penn State.

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Trivia
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Dinner
April 9
Time Activity
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Coffee and donuts
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Speed networking
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Updates on current PSChEAS activities—mentoring, lecturing, and podcasts 
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - 11:00 a.m. Brainstorming session: What support can we provide to the department? How can we get more alumni involved?
11:00 a.m. - Noon

Interactive working sessions on business, communications, and professional advancement

  • Mentoring vs. Networking vs. Sponsoring: How do you become a mentor where you work? How to mentor?
  • Credentials: Which ones are good to have and how to get them
  • Career progression: When to apply for the next level and how to change areas
Noon - 12:30 p.m. Closing



Hotel: A block of rooms is reserved at the Graduate Hotel. Mention “Penn State Chemical Engineering Alumni Society” when booking for the group rate.

Parking: Visitor parking is available at the HUB for $1 per hour for a maximum of $18 per day. More information »

Note: Event attendees must adhere to all University policies, including health and safety regulations such as masking. Because of the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, planned events and activities may change.

Chemical Engineering Alumni Weekend

  • April 8-9
    University Park, Pa.
  • Contact information:
    Jennie Gibson
    Administrative Support Assistant

register here


The Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering, established in 1948, is recognized as one of the largest and most influential chemical engineering departments in the nation.

The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry.

Department of Chemical Engineering

121 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2574