2015 Chemical Engineering Research Symposium showcases graduate studies


The 2015 Penn State Chemical Engineering Research Symposium was held Friday, September 11, at the Nittany Lion Inn. The all-day event featured three presentation sessions showcasing research from 18 graduate student panelists. Students had the opportunity to communicate research findings to an audience of peers, faculty members, and other representatives from the Penn State scientific community.

The keynote speech was delivered by alumnus and former faculty member John “Jack” McWhirter. McWhirter spoke of his career path after graduating from Penn State with his Ph.D. and the subsequent lessons he learned as an employee of the chemical engineering industry.

The event also featured two poster sessions in which students had the opportunity to talk candidly about their research and display highlights from their findings.

The symposium concluded with a recap of the day’s events and a student networking reception. Awards were announced.


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Jack McWhirter

The keynote speech was delivered by alumnus and former faculty member John "Jack" McWhirter. McWhirter.



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