Table of Contents
- Introduction to Chemical Engineering
- What does a Chemical Engineer do?
- Common Engineering Introduction Textbooks
- Experiments and Activities employed in first year introduction to engineering courses
- Undergraduate Introduction to Chemical Engineering Example Syllabi
- Current Resources for Freshman Engineering
- Tips for Freshmen
- K-12 Introduction to Engineering
What does a Chemical Engineer do?
- Information about Chemical Engineering as a career from Dr. Mark J. McCready’s Home Page
- History of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology
A history of chemical engineering that encompasses its conceptual origins in Great Britain, subsequent struggle for survival in the United States, and concludes with a cornucopia of contributions made in this Century.
- What is a Chemical Engineer?
This is a website by Wayne Pafko that defines chemical engineering and gives examples of the work of chemical engineers.
- AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engeering) What do Chemical Engineers do?
- AIChE Career FAQ’s
This is a summary of the results of an interview of three AIChE members, representing different career paths in chemical engineering. They answer students’ most frequently asked questions about education and launching their career.
Common Engineering Introduction Textbooks
Strategies for Creative Problem Solving, 3/E, H. Scott Fogler, Steven E. LeBlanc, Benjamin Rizzo This text teaches engineers one of the fundamental aspects of engineering: How to solve problems.
Developing a Freshman Introduction to Engineering Textbook – This is an ASEE article reviewing current freshman engineering texts and developing a new one.
Studying Engineering, R.B. Landis, Discovery Press, 2000 (ISBN: 0-9646969-5-9).
Introduction To Engineering Design and Problem Solving, A.R. Eide, F.D. Jenison, L.H. Mashaw, and L.L. Northup, McGraw Hill, 1998 (ISBN: 0-07-018922-6).
Introduction to Engineering Design and Problem Solving, M.D. Burghhadt, McGraw Hill, 1999 (ISBN: 0-07-012188-5).
Concepts in Engineering, M.T. Holtzapple and W.D. Reece, McGraw Hill, 2005 (ISBN:0-07-282199-X).
Introduction to Engineering, P. Wright, John Wiley & Sons, 3rd edn., 2002, (ISBN: 0-471-57930-0)
Engineering Fundamentals: An Introduction to Engineering, 5th Edition, S. Moaveni, Brooks/Cole, 2008 (ISBN-13: 9781305084766).
Experiments and Activities employed in first year introduction to engineering courses
Reverse Engineering Coffee Machines:
Marchese, A. J., R. P. Ramachandran, R. P. Hesketh, and J. L. Schmalzel, The Competitive Assessment Laboratory: Introducing Engineering Design via Consumer Product Benchmarking, IEEE Transactions on Education, 46(1) 197-205 (2003).
How we teach: Freshman Introduction to Chemical Engineering – Silverstein et al– Survey on the freshman engineering courses and details how freshmen are introduced to engineering, what topics are taught, in what environment they are taught, and how they are assessed. Teaching methods and novel approaches are focus elements of this survey. While the survey focuses on courses specific to chemical engineers, innovative teaching methods in general introduction to engineering courses are included as well.
Undergraduate Introduction to Chemical Engineering Example Syllabi
National Resource Center: First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. This is a listing of sample syllabi for first year courses.
University of Pittsburgh – Freshman Engineering
Drexel University Freshman Engineering (101-103)
Villanova Freshman Engineering
Current Resources for Freshman Engineering
Tips for Freshmen
K-12 Introduction to Engineering
Introduction to Engineering to K-12