The Sky’s the Limit (not)
Chemical engineers take the chemistry out of the lab and into the factory to produce things you depend on. Your toothpaste, for example. And your skinny jeans, your burst-of-banana shampoo, and your running shoes that are slowly taking over your room.
Can you imagine a world without color? What, no neon green, mango, shocking pink…and everything in between? It’s chemical engineers who bring us the paints and inks that brighten up our houses, our cars, our clothes—everything around us.
Chemical engineers improve our lives in many ways. They help clean up our air and water. They work to make better—and better tasting—vitamins and more effective medicines to fight diseases, from strep throat to cancer to AIDS. Some chemical engineers develop crops to feed our hungry world—and ways to keep our food fresher longer. Bite into your sandwich and thank a chemical engineer for bread that isn’t moldy.
Just like you, chemical engineers are serious about fun. Who do you suppose gave snowboards the flexibility to take any kicker or ramp out there? Who’s behind those fireworks that get more dazzling every Fourth of July? You guessed it, chemical engineers.
Read more about their achievements here: chme.nmsu.edu/files/2013/11/ten_achievements.pdf </p><p>Interested in becoming a chemical engineer? Check out these videos:</p>