The Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Association, simply referred to as ChEGSA, is a longstanding student organization in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. The primary objective of ChEGSA is to enrich the experience of graduate students in our department so that their time at CMU is filled with more than just coursework and research. To accomplish this goal, we host several social and academic events throughout the year and provide a link between students and industry. Check back often for the latest announcements and upcoming events, including updates and registration information for our yearly research symposium. If you are a prospective or incoming student, we have a frequently asked questions section that we hope you will find useful!

Student News:

Congratulations to Abigail Umscheid, who was awarded Best Undergraduate Poster at the Out in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (oSTEM) National Conference. Umscheid, who works with Daphne Chan, presented “Proteins as Renewable and Biodegradable Fillers in Polymer Composites.”

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Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Mariah Arral, who has been named one of AIChE’s 35 Under 35. She researches drug delivery outcomes for understudied groups, specifically the elderly. She also researches engineering education and accessibility, and she is an advocate for disabled individuals.

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ChEGSA gathered at their recent Happy Hour to celebrate Friendsgiving!