Welcome Chemical Engineering Class of 2019!
From the Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Howard University and the Department of Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences (CEACS). I am delighted that you have chosen to enroll in our program and work towards graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering (BSChE). Our undergraduate program in chemical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org). You should be aware that the department also offers the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MSChE) and you are encouraged to set your academic goals and sights high enough to work towards obtaining an advanced degree in chemical engineering, either here at Howard or at another accredited university.
The Department of Chemical Engineering was established in 1969 with the appointment of a chair and the admission of five students to the program. Since then, the department has grown to include six regular faculty with around 90 undergraduate students and 15 graduate students in the MSChE program. Over the years, the department has produced many outstanding graduates who have gone on to successful and exemplary careers in industry, academia and government. Our students have also gone on to distinguished careers in other professions including medicine, law, and management. With the excellent and rigorous academic preparation provided by our program, we are confident that when you complete the program, you will be in a strong position to take full advantage of the many opportunities available to our graduates in science, engineering, technology, medicine, business and government.
In this Handbook, you will find the listing of courses designed for a four-year curriculum and many other resources that you will need during your sojourn at Howard University. You will find this information useful and critical to your success here; however, this Handbook does not provide a complete guide to information you need for your day-to-day stay here at Howard. You should definitely consult other university and college publications such as the H-Book, the Student Reference Manual, the Directory of Classes as well as The Howard University Undergraduate Bulletin. Some of this information is available on the web at http://www.howard.edu and some may be available in hard copy format. Please take time to visit the Office of Student Services in Room 1114 in L.K. Downing (LKD) Hall and acquaint yourself with other University and College resources; also, please feel free to visit the Office of the Department of Chemical Engineering in Room 1009 in LKD Hall. Again, let me take this opportunity to welcome you to Howard and the Department of Chemical Engineering. I invite your questions and comments.
The Department of Chemical Engineering faculty and staff are committed to continuous improvements of our programs. We encourage your questions and comments on the various aspects of our program and are particularly interested in your comments regarding the program’s educational objectives, outcomes and curriculum.
Ramesh C. Chawla , Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
One Senior and six juniors chemical engineering students respectively participated in the 2016 AIChE Annual Student Conference in San Francisco, CA, November 14-18, 2016. The students were Simone Stanley, April Howard, Anayia Reliford, Mahtab Waseem, Bekuechukwu Uzondu, Diwash Bajracharya and Okeoghene Osevwe. Simone Stanley (Senior Chemical Engineering student) won first place for her presentation of “An Experiment Based Smartphone Education App for a Simple Introduction to Chemical Engineering Kinetics” in the General Engineering and Engineering Education session of the poster competition.Read More >>
Dr. Ramesh Chawlaof the College of Engineering and Architecture's Chemical Engineering Department has been invited to serve on the U.S Environmental Protection Agency's National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology for a two-year term. As a representative member, he will represent the interests of the Howard University Department of Chemical Engineering.Read More >>