Posts Tagged ‘Texas ChE’

Interview with Alumna, Carmen Wright, Ph.D.

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Interview with Alumna, Carmen Wright, Ph.D. The McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering had the opportunity to sit down with an inspirational alumna, Dr. Carmen Wright, the first black female Ph.D. ChE graduate from The University of Texas at Austin. In honor of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, it was a timely conversation about how Carmen has been the first of many throughout her life and encourages others to not let being the first at something ever deter you from reaching your goals. She also encourages others to let their idea of success evolve and change as life evolves, and to enjoy the journey rather than solely focusing on the end goal. 

Like Father, Like Daughter: Texas ChE Alumni Share Unique Legacy

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Like Father, Like Daughter: Texas ChE Alumni Share Unique Legacy Corrinne and her father, Craig, now share a unique experience that few father-daughter duos can tout: they are both graduates of the Cockrell School’s McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering.

National Academy of Engineering Elects Alumna, Dr. Rachel Segalman

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National Academy of Engineering Elects Alumna, Dr. Rachel Segalman "Rachel has had a tremendous influence in the polymer research community, mentoring countless researchers who are now themselves leading and educating the next generation," said Dr. Delia Milliron, Chair of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering.

Recipient of James J. Morgan Early Career Award

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Recipient of James J. Morgan Early Career Award Join us in celebrating the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering's faculty, Dr. Hildebrandt Ruiz, for receiving the American Chemical Society James J. Morgan Early Career Award.

Delia Milliron Named Next Chair

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Delia Milliron Named Next Chair Cockrell School Dean Sharon Wood has named distinguished researcher and professor Delia Milliron as the next Texas ChE chair. Milliron will succeed current Chair Thomas Truskett on January 16, 2021.

Seven Students from Texas ChE Accept NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

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Seven Students from Texas ChE Accept NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Seven students from the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering – four undergraduates and three grad students — have accepted the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.

This fellowship is the oldest and one of the most prestigious and competitive programs of its kind. NSF recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in science, technology, … Read the rest »

Marisa Meier wins Staff Spotlight Award

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Marisa Meier wins Staff Spotlight Award

Assistant Director for Alumni and Corporate Relations, Marisa Meier, has been awarded the latest ChE Staff Spotlight Award.

Marisa joined Texas ChE in September 2010 as the Communications Coordinator, and advanced to her current role in 2017. Her leadership and strong commitment to the department are illustrated in the numerous successful initiatives she has been … Read the rest »

Alper Receives TAMEST’s 2019 O’Donnell Award in Engineering

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Alper Receives TAMEST’s 2019 O’Donnell Award in Engineering Hal S. Alper, Ph.D. is the recipient of the 2019 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Engineering from TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas).

Nicholas Peppas Wins Prestigious AAPS Pharmaceutical Scientist Award

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Nicholas Peppas Wins Prestigious AAPS Pharmaceutical Scientist Award Nicholas Peppas has been named the 2018 American Assoc. of Pharmaceutical Scientists’ Distinguished Award winner for his work in protein and drug transport. 

BrightStar Care of Austin Donates Artwork to Celebrate McKetta’s 103rd Birthday

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BrightStar Care of Austin Donates Artwork to Celebrate McKetta’s 103rd Birthday To celebrate Dr. McKetta's 103rd birthday, the president of BrightStar Care of Austin and local artist, George Sanchez, made a special gift to the department.