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ChE GradExpo 2019: Explore Graduate Studies in Chemical Engineering

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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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

Curious about chemical engineering graduate studies and how to navigate the application process? Wonder where a career in chemical engineering can take you? 

Students from all institutions are invited to apply to attend ChE GradExpo 2019: Explore Graduate Studies in Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan. In this one-day workshop, participants will learn about the graduate school application process and the opportunities that exist for those who pursue graduate work in this impactful discipline. Non-U-M participants will receive travel awards.

Event Details: 

  • Who: A one-day workshop for sophomores and juniors considering graduate school
  • When: 9 am-5 pm EST on Friday, April 12, 2019
  • Where: The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor campus (Lurie Engineering Center and the North Campus Research Complex)
  • Cost: Non-U-M participants will receive travel awards

Workshop Highlights:

  • “Life as a PhD student” – Q&A panel with current graduate students
  • In-lab presentations of current research
  • Lunch with faculty and graduate students
  • “Academia vs. Industry” – Q&A panels with current faculty and industry partners
  • Clinic on “How to Prepare a Strong Graduate School Application”
  • Opportunity to receive one-on-one feedback from faculty regarding your application
How to apply
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Complete a brief questionnaire, and upload your resume and unofficial transcript online.

Applications will be reviewed beginning Sept. 1, 2018. Acceptances will be issued on a rolling basis throughout the Fall.

For additional workshop information or questions, contact Kelly Raickovich at raick@umich.edu or (734) 647-6207.

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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