Chemical Engineering Graduate Association

The Chemical Engineering Graduate Association (ChEGA) represents the academic and social interests of graduate students. The primary role of ChEGA is to organize social events such as happy hours and holiday parties. ChEGA organizes an annual Graduate Student Research Symposium and a weekly graduate student seminar series each spring, as well. While its main focus is to schedule social gatherings, ChEGA also serves an important role in providing student input to departmental policies and is also very involved in graduate recruiting.

Every year CheGA members create, act, and produce a satirical video about CBE faculty and their experiences from that year. Take a look at one of CheGA’s past videos here!

Graduate Student Research Symposium

The annual Graduate Student Symposium (GSS) is a student-organized event that provides an opportunity to the graduate students from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania to present their findings to the academic community and the interested industrial representatives. It is a great ground for students to make connections and to discuss their research topics. In the past, representative from companies such as ConocoPhilips, Merck, ExxonMobil, L’Oreal and Air Products have attended this event.

Each year we are fortunate enough to have at least 12 oral presentations and 35 poster presentations given by our students.  Our most recent event was a great success with more than 100 people in attendance!

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