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Chemical Engineering BS - Academic Experience

(HEGIS: 09.06 CHEMICAL ENG-PETROL REFN, CIP: 14.0701 Chemical Engineering)

Academic Opportunities

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students have numerous opportunities to participate in research, experiential learning programs, student clubs and organizations, and extracurricular activities that complement and enhance their educational experience.

Experiential Learning

SEAS Experiential Learning Programs (ELP) help students gain engineering experience that complements the classroom. A major focus is hands-on projects sourced from industry and the community, and self-defined projects. The ELP continuum includes 4 major elements: Tinkering, Intramurals, Internships/Co-Ops and Senior Design.

Students should participate in work experience classes and research opportunities. Independent study, internships, and co-op experiences are available. Students can obtain internships and job experiences through UB's Career Design Center. The Experiential Learning Network (ELN) is a clearing house for undergraduate research opportunities.

Occasionally, information regarding opportunities may be distributed via the departmental listserv. In many cases, students can receive academic credit for their work experiences by participating in CE 496 Internship/Practicum while performing the work experience.

Co-op experiences can be pursued in chemical engineering without excessively delaying graduation (requiring just one extra semester) by taking key courses that are offered remotely. Additional details about co-op options are available at the department web site.

Study Abroad

Engineering today is a global profession. Students can pursue educational opportunities in other countries while maintaining their course of study and timeline to graduation. A summer Engineering Study Abroad Program provides students with the opportunity to travel with a UB faculty member to Troyes, France. UB is also a member of the Global Exchange program for engineering students. All programs are run by UB Study Abroad Programs.

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Extracurricular Activities

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has more than thirty engineering clubs and organizations. These clubs focus on many different facets of the engineering field and allow students to gain hands-on experience of the material they learn in the classroom. In addition to networking with professors and professionals, engineering clubs actively carry out research projects, compete in competitions throughout the nation, and participate in community events. Student club members also attend both regional and national conferences.

The student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is active. Participants organize a range of social and academic activities involving students and faculty. Some students participate in the national Chem-E-Car competition, traveling to the section meets as well as the Annual Meeting of the AIChE.

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See the UB Student Association for more information.

Honors and Awards

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students regularly receive accolades for their research activities, participation in national competitions, design projects, internships and more. They participate in the Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi honor societies, and are frequent recipients of nationally-competitive scholarships and awards.

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Departmental Honors

Students enrolled in the B.S. CE program may participate in the CBE Departmental Honors Program during their senior year. Application forms for the CE Honors Program are available online here. Each year the CBE Department recognizes student achievement through a number of awards, including the Thomas and Marianne Weber Family Scholarship, the Professor Edward P. Furlani Scholarship, the AIChE WNY Local Chapter Outstanding Junior and Senior Awards, the CBE Junior and Senior Academic Excellence Awards, and the American Chemical Society Outstanding Senior Award.

Published: Jan 25, 2023 07:58:41