Thursday, January 14, 2016

CHE 325 CHE Honors Forum: Cancer Biotechnology

This spring 2016 we have an exciting honors forum on cancer biotechnology by Professors Bao and Kim, both active cancer researchers. They will discuss emerging technologies, diagnosis, and treatments. The class will be on Wednesdays at 12 and 1. There are still a few seats left. If interested, please contact the professors. This forum is open to CHE honors students - that means any CHE student who maintains a 3.3 GPA.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Undergraduate Teaching or Research

Did you know that you can receive up to 6 h credit for CHE 498/499 (as a career or CHE elective) and satisfy the requirement for a professional experience? CHE 498 is for experiences like undergraduate research and REU programs that have a significant science component. Other experiences like internships and co-ops can earn you credit in CHE 499 (3 h max). See the earlier blog entry for co-op experiences.

If you are interested in a CHE 499 teaching experience, you can help teach an undergraduate CHE course if you earned an "A" in it and have the instructor's permission. Generally, this includes helping to grade homework and exams, hold help sessions and tutorials, provide feedback, and give a few lectures. You can talk to me (Dr. Lane) or directly to an instructor.

If you are interested in a CHE 498 research experience, let me (Dr. Lane) know and I will post your resume and other information in a dropbox that the faculty use to identify potential students. You can also talk to the individual research groups directly. Call me (205-331-3117) with any questions!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

2015 Honors Graduates

Congratulations to the following students who are graduating with Chemical Engineering Honors this year.

Alia Abbas
Hannah Bowers
William Brockwell
Anna Crumbley
Emily Facchine
Zachary Gentle
Al-Karim Gilani
Brian Goodell
Jacob Harbin
Spenser Haywood
Taylor Linville
Tanner Olson
Carson Perrella
Michael Raddatz
John Roveda
Paige Trauth
Kimberly Triplett
David Wallace

UA seeks to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. In Chemical Engineering we are blessed with the very best and brightest of this elite group. To graduate with honors, students must maintain a 3.3 GPA in this very challenging curriculum and take specific honors and advanced courses as described on our web page. We appreciate your hard work and initiative to successfully complete the honors program. We wish you much future success and are confident you will represent UA well. Roll Tide!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Signing Up for CHE 5XX for Honors Credit

Help! I tried to sign up for CHE 512. But, I couldn't register for the class? Do I need special permission?

No worries - just sign up for CHE 412. At the beginning of the semester, your professor will ask who intends to take the course for honors credit. Names will be collected and submitted to the graduate school for approval. The department will then change the designation from 412 to 512. Discuss with your professor about the additional honors requirements.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Honors Credit for Co-op/Internship

Have you ever thought, "Gee-whiz, I wish I could get course credit for off-campus experiences such as industrial co-ops and internships!" Really? You use the word 'gee-whiz'?

Well, think no more - about that anyway. You can! Honors-eligible students (>3.3 GPA) can take CHE 499 "Honors Special Problems" the following semester for 3 h credit that can be applied to your career elective and satisfy the "experiential learning" requirement of the CHE honors program. The only requirement is to present a short seminar to a chemical engineering class (typically 125 or 254) to show the students what you did. Sort of a plug for co-ops! This must be approved before the co-op starts (download the approval form from the web site) to ensure it will be an significant engineering experience and that you don't give away proprietary information in your seminar.

Don't use a co-op/internship experience for CHE 498 "Honors Special Problems" (same name and course description) - that course is specifically reserved for work with a significant "science" component. Undergraduate research or an REU experience could be appropriate for this course.

Talk to me (Dr. Lane) if you are thinking about doing this.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Where do I sign up?

Q: I would like to be in the Chemical Engineering Honors Program. How do I sign up?

A: Do you have an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher? Then, congratulations, you are already in the program! All you need to do is satisfy the posted requirements and submit a checklist at the beginning of your graduation semester. You can download that checklist from the department's honors page. If you have any questions, please ask!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Welcome to The University of Alabama's Chemical and Biological Engineering Honors Program

Welcome! In this blog I will post timely news items and answers to frequently asked questions.