Chair’s Message

For more than 125 years, Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah has provided opportunity to generations of students who went on successful and distinguished careers. In return, the department has been sustained through the generous support of our loyal alumni, industry partners and friends. As we look ahead to the future, your support is more critical than ever. Please take a moment to consider our strategic priorities.

  • Scholarships are vital in developing the next generation of chemical engineers. Your scholarship gift of $1,000 or more will be matched with $1,000 from the college. Endowed scholarships (with an initial donation of $25K or more), allow annual distributions from the interest to continue impacting the lives of students for many years to come.
  • Teaching laboratory improvements are an ongoing need to remain relevant with modern-day technology. The department has undertaken a multiphase effort to create teaching laboratories that synchronize experiential learning with classroom teaching. These efforts are attracting national attention as innovative pedagogical tools to improve student retention and reinforce concepts being taught in our core classes.
  • A new Junior Process Laboratory that is currently under construction will support two new junior level classes and close the gap in engineering laboratory experiences between first year and senior level students.
  • Faculty support in the form of endowed professorships and chairs is needed to attract and retain outstanding faculty in an increasingly competitive environment.
  • Unrestricted Gifts allow the department to deploy financial resources to areas of greatest need and support educational enrichment such as outreach activities, teaching modules, student competition projects, to name only a few.

I am deeply grateful for all the help we’ve received in the past. With your help, we will continue to prepare the technology leaders and innovators of the future.

With appreciation,

Eric Eddings
Professor and Chair

Eric Eddings