Chemical engineering to host virtual graduate school fair

Published: Oct 12, 2020 10:15 AM

By Cassie Montgomery

Prospective graduate students are invited to participate in a virtual graduate school fair hosted by the Department of Chemical Engineering at Auburn University. The fair will take place on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. CT and will offer participants an opportunity to learn more about the department and college, meet with faculty and gain a greater understanding of what life is like as an Auburn Engineering graduate student.

“The Department of Chemical Engineering at Auburn University prides itself on having a culture of technical excellence, collaboration and support,” said Robert Pantazes, assistant professor of chemical engineering. “The virtual grad school fair is an opportunity for prospective students around the country to easily meet our faculty and staff to find out if the Auburn Family is right for them.”

This is the second year the department has hosted a virtual graduate school fair. The format opens the door to a much wider pool of prospective applicants.

“Traditionally we have relied upon in-person recruiting at conferences but with the virtual fair, we’re able to reach out to undergraduate students who don’t have the opportunity to attend conferences,” said Naomi Gehling, academic programs coordinator for the Department of Chemical Engineering. “Additionally, we’re able to reach prospective students in industry who are looking to go back to school to earn a graduate degree.”

Currently there are 85 students working toward doctoral degrees and six master’s students in the department. Bryan Beckingham, assistant professor of chemical engineering, emphasized the continued need for dedicated, hard-working graduate students to fulfill the department’s research mission.

“Our graduate students are smart, hard-working, intellectually curious and dedicated to making a difference through their education and research at the forefront of science, engineering and technology,” Beckingham said. “These are just some of the traits that make our graduate students, and ultimately the department’s research mission, succeed.”

Online registration to participate in the event is open and free for all prospective students.
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The Department of Chemical Engineering is hosting a virtual graduate school fair on Thursday, Oct. 15.

The Department of Chemical Engineering is hosting a virtual graduate school fair on Thursday, Oct. 15.

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