The department received a three-year $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) entitled "Pillars of Chemical Engineering: A Block Scheduled Curriculum." Led by Professor Joseph J. McCarthy, the curriculum team of eleven faculty from the departments of Chemical and Petroleum and Industrial Engineering implemented a plan to reform the undergraduate Chemical Engineering curriculum into a series of six "pillar" courses. This plan was developed as part of NSF's program for Department-Level Reform of Engineering Curricula (2002), and is the basis for the larger implementation project. This web page is dedicated to tracking and disseminating the results of the Department's on-going efforts toward implementing this plan. Please feel free to examine our progress and direct any questions/comments to Professor McCarthy.

Funded by the National Science Foundation under grant number EEC-0342713.