Chemical Engineering

| July 17, 2017

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Chemical engineering deals with the physical, chemical and biological transformations of matter that are the basis for making useful products. The field is incredibly diverse and dynamic, opening up the potential for a wide variety of careers, including the following: Energy: Chemical engineers work in all aspects of the energy industry developing inexpensive solar cells, new materials for fuel cells, lighter and stronger composites for transportation, etc.

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