Alumni volunteers needed for Concepts in Chemical Engineering video series


The Penn State Chemical Engineering Alumni Group (PSChEAG), is partnering with the Department of Chemical Engineering to produce a series of videos that feature key chemical engineering concepts at work in the real world.

The series will provide chemical engineering instructors with resources to supplement their curriculum, and provide students with a better understanding of how the concepts and principles being taught in the classroom can be translated into real world situations.

PSChEAG is currently seeking alumni volunteers to draft and produce short video presentations on topics that include: material balances, energy balances, the Bernoulli equation, reaction engineering, heat transfer, distillation, absorption, pump sizing, and pressure drop calculations. Additional topics are also welcome.

Videos should be 2-5 minutes in length, and can be self-shot at the volunteer’s location using a smart phone. Final editing on all videos will be completed by a student videographer at Penn State.

This is a great opportunity for alumni to interact with the current chemical engineering students without necessitating physical travel. It is estimated that the time commitment is similar to that of preparing a business presentation.

For more information about the project, or to state your interest in producing a video, please email with your name, video topic(s), degree type (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.), and graduation year(s).

Watch the PSChEAG "Concepts in Chemical Engineering: Problem Solving" pilot video below featuring Brad Sutliff (B.S. '05).


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