Chemical Engineering in Discovery

Posted by Allyson Greene at 12/20/2010 11:00:00 AM

Chemical Engineering in Discovery!!

As a part of the matter and chemistry unit, 5th graders explored the career of chemical engineering through a design challenge during their trip to the Discovery Lab! Posted below is a video and some information about chemical engineers, as well as some pictures of the students in action! Our chemical engineers were challenged to come up with a solution in cleaning a piece of stained material using ingredients only found here in Project Discovery! They did a great job!

Video:

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Information about Chemical Engineers: (More information about Careers in Science and Engineering at http://www.sciencebuddies.org)

Summary

Overview Chemical engineers solve the problems that affect our everyday lives by applying the principles of chemistry. If you enjoy working in a chemistry laboratory and are interested in developing useful products for people, then a career as a chemical engineer might be in your future. Read more…
Key Requirements Persistence, curiosity, complex problem-solving skills, and excellent chemistry laboratory skills Read more…
Minimum Degree Bachelor’s degree Read more…
Subjects to Study in High School Chemistry, physics, computer science, geometry, algebra, algebra II, calculus, English
Median Salary
Chemical Engineer $84,680US Mean Annual Wage $42,270Min Wage $15,080$0$10,000$20,000$30,000$40,000$50,000$60,000$70,000$80,000$90,000$100,000
Projected Job Growth (2006-2016) Average (7% to 13%)
Interview Shauntel Poulson, Chemical Engineer at Proctor & Gamble
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Source: O*Net

Pictures of 5th Graders in Action:

mixtures chemistry

teamwork

success success

data collection the results... stain fighters