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The Department of Chemical Engineering hosts and participates in several events throughout the year. Students, faculty, and staff take part annually in the Departmental Awards Day and Graduation, College Kickball, Scholar Donor Luncheon, and Discovery Days.

Photos and information on these events, and other happening around the department, can be found below.


ChemE Grad Awards Ceremony: 11/24/2014

The ChemE graduate students and faculty gathered to honor this year's award winners. The event featured a presentation by 2014 Faculty Lecture Award winner, Charlie Corredor. Other award recipients included Trent Silbaugh for Departmental TA Award and Ye-Jin Hwang for High Impact Publication Award.








Charlie Corredor, Recipient of the 2014 Faculty Lecture Award









Charlie Corredor (right) with Prof. Jonathan Posner      










Ye-Jin Hwang (left) with Prof. Sam Jenekhe











ACES Members Willy Voje, Alaina Floyd, Mark Borysiak, Kasia Nowinski (left to right)


ChemE Wins COE Kickball Tournament!

The 2014 ChemE kickball team has won the UW College of Engineering kickball tournament. On Friday, September 5th, after vanquishing the AE department in the semi-final, Team ChemE fought a hard-nosed game against the CSE department. Way to go!

Top from left: Yuyin Xi, Pablo De La Iglesia, Kyle Caldwell, Mark Boziak, Trever Braun, Kiren Kanekai, Ao Ding, Charlie Corredor
Bottom from left: Warren Pinkard, Cole DeForest, Jim Pfaendtner, Dan Dembiczak, Kelly Fleming, Kayla Sprenger


ChemE Graduation 2014
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The ChemE community gathered to honor our graduates and celebrate their accomplishments. Three speakers - Jess Little (Student), Prof. Jim Pfaendtner (Faculty), and Dr. Jud Virden (Moulton Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient) - shared inspiring messages for the journey ahead with the graduating class.


ChemE Awards Day 2014: May 16, 2014

The ChemE community gathered in the UW Club - Yukon Pacific Room to celebrate our outstanding undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty for all of the accomplishments and achievements for the year. We also honored Professor Richard B. Dickinson, B.S. 1987, with the R. Wells Moulton Medal for Distinguished Academic Alumnus of ChemE.


Dr. Dickinson and Chair Baneyx



Dan Evans, 2012 Moulton Distinguished Alumnus with Nick Sage, a recipient of Dan Evans scholarship


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Awards Recipients


ChemE contributes to UW Combined Fund

The results are in for the current UW Combined Fund Drive. Despite the challenging times, the breaking news for UW is the pledge over $2 million dollars. On April 5, 2012, Secretary of State Sam Reed hosted a luncheon for UWCFD volunteers for this outstanding campaign. According to Sam Reed, the University of Washington is the number one campaign in the country as well as in Washington State, with more than 3,400 charities.

Faculty, staff, and students in the Chemical Engineering Department made the campaign very successful. The department donated 24 shoes to Redeeming Soles, an organization supplying shoes to those in need in the wet Pacific Northwest. The department also held a bake sale and accepted donations in Fall 2011, and raised over $100. The funds were donated to PAWS, a champion for animals, rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife. In addition, ChemE made pledges to organizations online through the combined fund, raising our donation funds from 11% to 15%.

ChemE Graduation 2012: June 8, 2012

ChemE Graduation 2012 Fun! On June 8th, 57 Chemical Engineering undergraduates gathered in Guggenheim 220 to reap the fruits of their four year educational labors. The Class of 2012 Commencement Ceremony featured a welcome from Chair Dan Schwartz, Faculty Address from Prof. Brad Holt, Student Speaker David Julian, and a speech from 2012 R. Wells Moulton Distinguished Alumnus Dan Evans. Photos of the ceremony and graduates can be found on the ChemE Graduation Photo page.

ChemE Awards Day 2012: May 4, 2012


Awards Day 2012 Every year, the Chemical Engineering Department celebrates the accomplishments of our undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. This year, the ceremony was held in the Computer Science and Engineering building on Friday, May 4th. Photos of the undergraduate and graduate award recipients are available on the ChemE Awards Day 2012 Photo page.

Engineering Discovery Days 2012: April 20-21, 2012


Discovery Days 2012 Students Once again, the department held several exhibits during the College of Engineering's Discovery Days. The department had hundreds of elementary through high school students stop by Benson to check out the displays. Exhibits included the ChemE Car, Walk on Water, Silly Science, Biodiesel Cooperative, and Cooler than Ice. Photos of the event can be found at the Discovery Days Photo page.

College of Engineering Scholar Donor Luncheon: Nov. 30, 2011


Scholarship Luncheon 2011 The College of Engineering hosts the Scholar Donor Luncheon event every fall to celebrate the accomplishments of students and thank scholarship and fellowship donors. Photos with ChemE donors and students can be found at the Scholar Donor Luncheon 2012 Photo page.