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What is Chemical Engineering?

Learn more about the unique perspective chemical engineers bring to today's biggest problems.

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Careers in Chemical Engineering

A degree in chemical engineering is versatile. Explore where ChemE can take you.

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Learn more about the process to join our major. UW ChemE admits transfer students and non-engineering UW students for spring quarter only.

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Introduce a Girl Fair

Women in Chemical Engineering (WChE) hosts an annual Introduce a Girl Fair to inspire young girls to pursue a career in STEM. 

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Discovery Days

All members of the UW ChemE community are invited to help with the College of Engineering's Annual Discovery Days, helping elementary and middle school kids get excited about STEM. 

Programs for High School Students and Admitted UW First Year Students


These programs are run by partner programs, such as College of Engineering Student Diversity Programs or funded centers. We are highlighting the programs that ChemE faculty and staff participate in, or that are common programs for students interested in Chemical Engineering. Please contact the programs directly to learn more.

Pathways to Inclusive Excellence

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Pathways for Inclusive Excellence (PIE) provides underserved students from Washington state opportunities to pursue engineering and computer science in a supportive environment that is committed to their academic success.

Engineering Academy

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Engineering Academy is an academic program that aims to cultivate the academic potential of underrepresented high school juniors by preparing them for a bright future in engineering.


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WiSE UP is a first-year academic program for the up-and-coming woman engineering scholar.

Pre-College Summer Programs

UW and its partners has a number of pre-college summer programs designed to help prepare and connect underserved students to the facilities and support available through UW.

Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity

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OMA&D College Access serves over 25,000 students, 85 school districts, 179 schools and 19 two-year colleges across the state of Washington. Beginning in middle school, students find programs that inspire them to pursue higher education, prepare for college and explore careers, and gain admission to the University of Washington.

Programs for Transfer Students & Future Graduate Students


These programs at UW allow future Transfer students and future

Summer Research Programs

ChemE Faculty, postdocs, and graduate students serve as mentors for visiting  community college and non-UW students participating in undergraduate research and graduate and pre-health preparation programs. 

S-STEM Program

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The NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program aims to increase retention of high-achieving, low-income undergraduate and graduate students who transferred from a Washington State community college.

Graduate Student Funding Opportunities

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The Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards maintains information on paying for graduate school to help you find ways to lessen the financial burden, including a list of popular fellowships. The Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) is also an excellent resource.