Chemical Engineering : A Chemical Engineer

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Lexi Wiebersch
Mrs. Toews
English 1
15 April 2015
Chemical Engineer From food to fertilizer, chemical engineers will have researched it and developed chemicals to go in it. A chemical engineer is a branch of engineering that applies physical sciences and life sciences together with mathematics and economics to produce, transform, transport, and properly use chemicals, materials and energy. This career is really interesting because chemicals and experiments are really fun to learn about. To better understand this career, I aspire to know the history of the career, job duties, job hours, and the education needed. According to “What Do Chemical Engineers Do?”, chemical engineers work in many different fields such as: manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, design and construction, pulp and paper, petrochemicals, food processing, specialty chemicals, polymers, business services, biotechnology, and environmental health and safety industries. How did this career start? Chemical Engineering began in 1888. Before that, it was just called a mechanical engineer who developed knowledge of chemical process equipment or someone who had experience but no real education. When Professor Lewis Norton introduced Course X in 1888, chemical engineers were given a formal degree. (Pafko) Other schools then started adding four year chemical engineering programs in 1892 and 1894. (Pafko, Wayne M.) According to “Chemical Engineering | Chemical Heritage Foundation”, it is said to have
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