Chemical engineering hosts graduate student invitational

Twelve individuals from around the nation attended a graduate student invitational in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, where they learned first-hand about the program and had opportunities to meet and consult with faculty and students. The attendees have been accepted into the graduate student program and have until April 15 to finalize their decision. 

"We offer a very vibrant and diverse academic environment which we think will prepare students for careers in chemical engineering and other opportunities after graduation," said Dr. Arul Jayaraman, professor of chemcial engineering and the director of the graduate program. 


Katie Ford (above left), a visiting senior from Auburn University, listens as Abhijeet Shinde, Ph.D. student, discusses his research. Ford said she wanted to observe the "different applications of research and how students were able to branch off to get a feel for their freedom. All the answers were really positive." While she said she hasn't made her decision yet, Ford said, "I'll probably be coming here." 


Wen Zhu (above left), Ph.D. student, presents her research to Dr. Chad Mashuga, assistant professor of chemical engineering, and Candria Jones (center), a student visiting from Prairie View A&M University. 

gradstudents2Ph.D. student Yanpu Zhang (above) shared her various experiences in research with prospective graduate students. "Even though I am a second-year student, I've already finished a manuscript and I'll give an oral presentation at the American Physical Society (APS) next week in San Antonio," she said. "I'm happy to show our research and what can be done here."