A high school junior's keen interest in snakes leads to contact with university
researchers and a chemistry project with life-saving possibilities.
Spurred by concerns that American students lack the
skills to compete in a global economy, lower schools nationwide are packing
engineering lessons into already crowded schedules, giving priority to a
subject that was once left to after-school clubs and summer camps.
Out of the lab and into the world: Explore the eGFI
Chemical Engineering card to learn more about this diverse field.
Did you know? Chemical engineers produce hypoallergenic makeup, products made from recycled plastic, lifesaving drugs, and flavored coffee.
Make a difference: They strive to ensure cleaner and healthier living, from cleaning up toxic spills to developing sustainable biofuels.
Where Do They Work? Environmental, health, and safety agencies employ chemical engineers. They're
also engaged with pharmaceuticals, food, energy, and all sorts of