Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois has a history of engaging in a variety of outreach programs for students of all ages and backgrounds. The department is involved in several programs aimed at increasing educational opportunities for underserved populations and providing undergraduate and graduate students with teaching experience.
ChBE is also home to Engineer Guy Bill Hammack, the Donald and Dolores Morris Faculty Scholar. Hammack is a master of science communications and is known around the world for his informative and entertaining videos that delve into everything from the engineering behind LCD monitors to ball point pens. Learn more about Dr. Hammack.
Outreach programs for K-12 students include:
St. Elmo Brady STEM Academy
Exposes, engages and empowers underrepresented youth to become the next generation of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians.
A week-long residential program that introduces high school rising juniors and seniors to engineering.
A week-long camp designed to give academically talented high school girls (rising 9th-12th graders) an opportunity to explore engineering and scientific fields through demonstrations, classroom presentations, hands-on activities, and contacts with women in these technical fields.
Many thanks to our outreach sponsors: Dr. Francis Ihejirika and the PASS Program, CU Sunrise Rotary and Chevron Phillips Chemical LP.