March 18, 2013
More than 140 students from Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering took place in the University of Illinois’ annual Engineering Open House in March. The chemical engineering students had 27 exhibits showcased during the two-day event.
And, several students won the following Engineering Open House awards:
First Place, Best Kickoff to Engineering Open House
Lit Up Oil by Paul Schochat, Nick Connolly, Sean Kelly, Lily Chen, and Alia Khan
A 3-D light up model of an oil refinery to show how the process works.
Second Place, Best Kickoff to Engineering Open House
Benchtop to Bioreactor: Scaling Up Biomolecular Engineering by Stav Caplan, Marissa Castner, and Annmaria Vincent
A display on drug delivery and pharmaceutical development stages where stuents made pill coatings and tested them.
Third Place, Real World
Catalytic Cracking by Grant Blazina, Aristotle Economou, Ted Papadopoulos, and Tom Schulz
Students demonstrated how catalytic cracking works for refineries and the oil industry.
The Illinois Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) received the Outstanding Society of the Year Award from Engineering Council.
To see more photos from this year’s open house, visit the department’s Facebook page.