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Chemical and Biological Engineering

The chemical and biological engineering program at The University of Alabama derives its educational and scientific purpose from its responsibilities to and relationship with the citizens of Alabama and the international community of chemical engineering professionals. Our mission is to provide the technical workforce and expertise needed by the chemical and related industries.

In The News: In the lab: University of Alabama students help inspire next wave of scientists

Akshay Narkhede routinely prepares polymeric biomaterials during lab work in the Science and Engineering Complex at the University of Alabama. Narkhede, a doctoral student in chemical and biological engineering, uses these hydrogels to mimic the mechanical aspects of human tissue to study how cancer cells behave in human or clinical settings. Read more

Sources: Alabama News Center, Yellowhammer News

In The News: Shimer to participate in UA’s Cooperative Education Program

University of Alabama student Neil Shimer of Hendersonville, will participate in UA’s Cooperative Education Program for spring 2019. Shimer will be working at Gaylord Chemical. Read more

Sources: Hendersonville Standard (Gallatin, Tennessee), Gallatin News (Tennessee), Parker (Colorado) Chronicle

Sisterhood and STEM: Social sorority focuses on science, technology, engineering and math

Sisterhood and STEM go hand in hand for the women of Alpha Omega Epsilon sorority. A.O.E. is a social and professional sorority for women involved in any science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, field. This organization helps women during their time in school by providing professional advice about succeeding… Read more

Foundations for the Future: Society Equips Students to Achieve Full Potential

What began in 1950 with just 60 women engineers, has grown on an international level to become a major support system for college women in engineering across the globe and at The University of Alabama. The Society for Women Engineers got its start at the University in 1976. Since its… Read more

UA Researchers Recognized for First Awards

More than 80 members of the faculty and staff were honored for receiving their first externally funded research award at The University of Alabama during the past academic year. Read more

History of UA Women in Engineering: Then and Now

Engineering at The University of Alabama began in 1837, but it was not until the 1920s that women started to enroll in the College of Engineering. In 1939, Rose Rabinowitz, an aeronautical engineer, was the first woman to graduate from the College. In Fall 2017, three female engineering seniors set… Read more

In The News: Co-ops give engineering students ‘real-world application’

For students like Alexandra Andreen, a senior majoring in chemical engineering, the Cooperative Education Program, or co-op, provided her with distinct professional experience not offered by any other program. “I have seen myself develop both professionally and personally with each term,” Andreen said. “Now I feel significantly more prepared to… Read more

Sources: Crimson White

In The News: Alabama student offers children in need 3D-printed prosthetics

Valerie Levine is changing lives three-dimensionally. The summer before her junior year, this University of Alabama student started tinkering with a 3D printer with no goal in mind. But less than a year later, Valerie realized that “It Just Means More” when you can use a 3D printer to better… Read more

Sources: It Just Means More