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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Hosts Lehigh Society of Women Engineers (SWE) OPTIONS Program for College-Bound High School Juniors and Seniors

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering hosted Lehigh’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and junior and senior girls from nearby Freedom High School and Moravian Academy on February 27th as part of SWE’s first annual OPTIONS (Offering Possibilities through Investigating Opportunities in Engineering & Science) Program.

The program aimed to give the college-bound high school girls first-hand insight into the possibilities offered by various engineering disciplines and a flavor for college life. As a kick-off to the event, the high school students were treated to interactive demonstrations and activities in Lehigh’s Unit Operations Laboratory highlighting the multifaceted nature of chemical engineering.

Professors Schultz, Brown, and Snyder led the demonstrations with the help of SWE members including Sonali Shah (ChE ’15, OPTIONS organizer), Cayla Miller (ChE ’15), Kaylynn Johnson (ChE ’16), Leah Tranovich (ChE ’16), and Emily Sechrist (ME ‘16). Demonstrations ranging among the iodine clock and elephant toothpaste reactions, non-Newtonian fluids and granular mixing, and distillation and the filter press illustrated concepts spanning reaction engineering, fluids, and separations.

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Posted April 3, 2015

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Students from Freedom High School and Moravian Academy learn about their OPTIONS.

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