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June 1, 2012

Chemical Engineering Education Evolution

To prepare students for globalized industries, chemical engineering academic departments are incorporating new requirements, utilizing IT and connecting with CPI companies

A host of conditions, including globalization of industry, expanding access to information and a shifting workforce profile present challenges for university chemical engineering departments as they prepare aspiring engineers for work. To address the challenges, the educational system for chemical engineering is trying to strike the optimal balance between new and traditional teaching approaches, as well as between core chemical engineering topics and modern engineering applications. Meanwhile, the academic chemical engineering community and the world of industrial chemicals are struggling, with mixed success, to forge connections and relationships...

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