Dr. Neeraj Rai receives National Science Foundation CAREER award

Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering’s Assistant Professor, Dr. Neeraj Rai has received the prestigious CAREER award  from National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research on developing efficient catalysts and processes that convert biomass into chemicals, fuels and other sustainable materials. For more details, please see the following article: NSF honors MSU faculty member […]

Chemical Engineering Senior Wins Outstanding Award

By Heather Bouse The Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering produces many hard-working and high-achieving students with the most recent proof of this being chemical engineering senior Madeline Walley.  Walley was recently named Mississippi State University’s Outstanding Engineering Senior by the Mississippi Engineering Society (MES) at their winter meeting.  MES is a statewide organization […]

ChemE’s Set Winning Streak

By Heather Bouse Once a year, all of Mississippi State University’s engineering majors come together to compete in E-Week (Engineering Week) to win the title of “Best Engineering Major.”  E-Week is an event hosted by the Engineering Student Council that consists of a variety of competitions ranging from playing dodgeball to solving virtual reality puzzles […]

Girl Scout Engineering Day 2018

By: Rhiannon Davidson  Currently, women hold only 24% of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)-related jobs1. To help balance these areas, the MSU chapter of AIChE holds an annual Girl Scouts Engineering Day AIChE hopes that by exploring various STEM disciplines, young girls will be encouraged to pursue STEM-related degrees in the future. On January 27, […]

Engineers Engaged in E-Week

By: Heather Bouse Every year for a full school week, students from every engineering major come together to compete in friendly competition.  Including a variety of events from social media contests, to dodge ball games, to fun engineering challenges, E-Week hosts activities for everyone to enjoy.  E-week is not just a Mississippi State event but is […]

Ready… Set… Chem-E-Car

Amy Schemitsch and Heather Bouse After eleven years, the Chem-E-Car team is back and ready to win. Chem-E-Car is an annual competition that takes place in the spring during the Regional AIChE Conference. Competing universities each design and construct a small car around the size of a shoebox that is powered by a chemical energy […]

AIChE Gets Spooky

By: Chasity Barber October 26, 2017 On Thursday, October 26, 2017 Mississippi State University hosted a Fall Festival.  This festival gave organizations on campus the opportunity to interact with those in the surrounding community. There were many activities that parents and children could participate in together. Mississippi State’s chapter of The American Institute of Chemical […]

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering: Growth Continues

Peyton Johnson With the 2017-2018 school year in full swing, the Swalm School of Chemical Engineering is continuing to display growing numbers in undergraduate enrollment and graduates. From 2016 to 2017, the number of enrollees and graduating seniors have increased in both chemical and petroleum engineering, as well as a growing faculty. In the fall […]

The Memorial Fundraiser

By: Megan McNerny The Memorial Fundraiser in honor of Dr. Rebecca Toghiani was held on October 31st from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the Drill Field. AIChE raised over $370 to fund a plaque in memory of the late professor. A majority of the baked goods were sold, but the best seller was hot […]

Faculty Interview/Bio: Dr. Dong Meng

By: Cindy Ly Professor Dong Meng is a seasoned Chemical Engineer who joined the MSU family as an Assistant Professor in 2015.  His research and programming experience are supported by the papers he has had published such as Crazing of Nanocomposites with Polymer-Tethered Nanoparticles and Reentrant Equilibrium Disordering in Nanoparticle–Polymer Mixtures (a link to the […]