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Get Involved

The Department of Chemical Engineering values the experiences and perspectives of our alumni who have gone on to pursue successful careers in industry, academia, law and medicine. We rely on alumni counsel to keep our curriculum modern, and to arm our students with the most cutting-edge insight. Additionally, we offer a variety of programs to keep alumni engaged and involved.

We invite alumni to connect with the department, especially those who wish to:

  • Serve as an industry liaison
  • Become an alumni mentor to a current student(s)
  • Serve on the industrial and professional advisory council
  • Speak to current students and faculty
  • Get involved in the Penn State Chemical Engineering Alumni Society


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