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.