Chemical Engineering Laboratory Upgrade
The Department of Chemical Engineering has a great deal to be proud of:
The caliber of the faculty has continued to rise and the current students come to UMass with loftier credentials than ever before. The number of students studying chemical engineering at UMass have risen 5-fold in the past 5 years. The industry itself has advanced with the discovery of new knowledge and technological tools.
However, today’s chemical engineering students are faced with both the challenge of more complex chemical engineering content and the lack of proper equipment with which to study it. Goessmann rooms 61 and 62 has never been renovated and still contains antiquated, 1960s-style lab benches and Bunsen burners. This is a major problem for the department.
We seek funding to renovate the lab space and build a modest clean room facility while continuing to update the Senior Lab experiments.These improvements will take about four months to complete and will bring the senior laboratories into the 21st century.
The first $150,000 that we raise will be directed toward identified critical equipment upgrades and will match what the university has committed to date. The remainder of the funds we hope to raise will be used to leverage additional university upgrades of furnishings.
Read more about the project below.