Chemical engineering department participates in 5k race to benefit area food banks


Members of the Department of Chemical Engineering participated in their first intradepartmental 5k race Saturday, April 9, as part of the Bellefonte FaithCentre's 10th annual 5k walk/run.

Three teams comprised of undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty, staff and families, competed against one another for the top prize. Participants were challenged to run a 3.1 mile course through the rolling hills of Bellefonte to raise money for area food banks.

While age might have been a factor in the final rankings, participants cited department team-building and their support of a worthy cause as the biggest accomplishments of the day.

The final team rankings were: first place, undergraduate students; second place, graduate students; and third place, faculty, staff and families. 

The department hopes to make the spring race an annual event. 


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