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ChE GradExpo 2019: Explore Graduate Studies in Chemical Engineering

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  • Close-up of hands rotating a Rubik's Cube
    A student rotates a Rubik's cube panel while visiting the University of Michigan's North Campus, which is home to the world’s largest freestanding version of the famous puzzle, on March 10, 2018. Apply to the 2019 ChE GradExpo to see the giant puzzle in person. Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing
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    Heather Mayes, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, shares a laugh with prospective graduate students in the NCRC as they tour the facility on North Campus of the University of Michigan. Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing
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    Carlos Rodriguez, a PhD student in ChE Professor Peter Tessier's research group, shows a prospective graduate student a lab in the NCRC at the University of Michigan. Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing
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    ChE graduate students give poster presentations on their research to prospective graduate students as they visit North Campus of the University of Michigan. Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing
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    Yulei Zhang, a doctoral student in ChE Professor Peter Tessier's research group, speaks with a prospective graduate student during a poster session on North Campus of the University of Michigan. Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing
  • Male and female students laugh in hardwood floor living room
    ChE PhD student Kizito Madu talks with a prospective ChE students at the home of Johannes Schwank, James and Judith Street Professor of Chemical Engineering, on March 10, 2018. Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing
  • Male in sportcoat smiles while surrounded by smiling young men
    Andrej Lenert, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, talks with prospective ChE graduate students at the home of Johannes Schwank, James and Judith Street Professor of Chemical Engineering, on March 10, 2018. Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing
  • Female professor sits at head of table, surrounded by prospective graduate students
    Lola Eniola-Adefeso, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Associate Chair for Graduate Education, speaks with prospective ChE graduate students at the home of Johannes Schwank, James and Judith Street Professor of Chemical Engineering. Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing
  • Smiling curly-haired woman shows two laughing females her phone screen
    Sharon C. Glotzer, the Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering, shows her phone to prospective ChE graduate students at the home of Johannes Schwank, James and Judith Street Professor of Chemical Engineering. Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing
What is it?

An immersive 1-day workshop at the University of Michigan that gives undergraduate sophomores and juniors in the United States exclusive access to outstanding faculty and graduate students, who will help participants decode the graduate school application process and discover the opportunities that a chemical engineering graduate degree can unlock. Application deadline has been extended! 

When and where is it?

The workshop will be held on April 12, 2019 in Ann Arbor, MI.

Who should apply?

Undergraduate sophomores and juniors majoring in Chemical Engineering (and related fields)* in the USA

*Includes, for example, Materials Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Bioengineering students that are doing research related to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Why participate?

  • Gain exclusive access to our outstanding faculty and graduate students throughout the workshop
  • Non University of Michigan students will receive travel awards
  • Receive individualized feedback on your graduate school application from a faculty member
  • Hear current graduate students share unfiltered insights on the application process and life as a PhD student
  • See Michigan Chemical Engineering research in action with a guided tour of our state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities
  • Get answers to your questions about academia vs. industry from our faculty and industry partners
How much does it cost?

There are no program costs for selected student participants, and meals are included.
Students traveling to Ann Arbor will receive a travel award to cover travel-related expenses.

How to apply
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Complete a brief questionnaire, and upload your resume and unofficial transcript online.

When are applications due?

  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications due by 11:59 PM on November 30, 2018
  • Selected and wait-listed participants will be contacted by December 21, 2018

For more information or questions, contact Andrej Lenert, assistant professor of chemical engineering, at alenert@umich.edu.

To learn more about the University of Michigan Chemical Engineering graduate program, contact Susan Hamlin at hamlins@umich.edu or (734) 763-1148.

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