Dear alumni and friends,
Homecoming is one of the best times to catch up with classmates, connect with your past professors and revel in Wildcat spirit.
Please join CHEE faculty, staff and students at the College of Engineering Homecoming festivities.
55th Annual Engineers Breakfast
Friday, Oct. 26
8 to 10 a.m. in the Student Union Ballroom
College of Engineering Homecoming Tailgate
Saturday, Oct. 26
Time TBD (four hours prior to the UA vs. Oregon kickoff)
Tickets for the UA vs. Oregon game are available at arizonawildcats.com.
Check out the many UA celebrations at Homecoming 2018.
New Lecturer Inspires Mastery and Creativity
Adrianna Brush loves helping students grow – as scientists, engineers and people.
The lecturer in chemical engineering motivates her students to understand and master engineering concepts, analyze problems critically and come up with creative solutions. In turn, she is inspired by her students, especially those who have had to overcome personal or societal challenges to get where they are now.
Eager to explore collaborative learning methods, draw on her industry experience and expand her teaching responsibilities, Adrianna is teaching the junior-year unit operations lab this fall.
She received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017, where her research focused on heterogenous catalysts for methane reforming reactions.
Program Coordinator Values Diversity and Inclusivity
Grace Fuller joined CHEE in August to coordinate the graduate program and advise students. She is thrilled with the diversity of the department’s graduate students and its inclusive culture.
Self-described as being “pathologically organized,” Grace is learning everything she can about the graduate program while creating tools, templates, processes and procedures to most effectively support graduate students.
Before joining CHEE, she worked as the program and project coordinator in the Office of Inclusion and Culture Development for the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Adrianna and Grace -- welcome to the team!
Faculty Research Soars
Armin Sorooshian, professor of chemical and environmental engineering, landed a $30 million NASA grant to study cloud-aerosol interactions and their effect on climate, air quality and human health. The five-year project begins in 2020 and will be conducted from aboard two NASA research aircraft.
Armin said he is humbled by the opportunity to “focus on one of the most pressing issues impacting the planet: climate change.”
Seeking Champions for Spectrometer Fundraising Campaign
Please help us launch the CHEE Student Experience Enhancement Fund inaugural fundraising drive. Become a campaign champion today!
This year’s campaign goal is $5,000 to replace the aged spectrometer in the chemical reactor lab.
Campaign champions are invited to donate $1,000 or more. Your donation will be used to match gifts from other alumni and friends – dollar for dollar.
Contact me soon if you would like to discuss this special opportunity to support the next generation of chemical and environmental engineers.
I look forward to catching up with you at Homecoming.
Professor and Department Chair
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
The University of Arizona
P.S. I’d love to share our progress maintaining and improving the Harshbarger labs. Contact me any time if you’d like to take a walk down memory lane.