Chemical Engineering GSA Bald Eagle State Park Trip

The ChE GSA is planning a trip to Bald Eagle State Park on Saturday, August 24th . This is a great opportunity to meet and hang out with fellow ChE graduate students before the start of what will inevitably turn into a busy semester.

If you are interested and able to go, please fill out this form by today evening Thursday, August 22nd. The ChE GSA will provide lunch for the trip. Please also indicate whether you have a car to help transport everyone, but join us even if you do not have a car!

We will leave the CBEB building 1st-floor lobby at 11 AM and return around 5 PM. Please RSVP  if you plan on attending so we can get a headcount for lunch and make sure there are enough drivers. We hope that you can join us!

ChE GSA Bald Eagle State Park trip planned for August 18

The ChE GSA will be hosting a trip to Bald Eagle State Park on Saturday, August 18. This is a great opportunity to meet and hang out with ChE graduate students, especially the new students to the department, before the start of a busy semester.

If you are interested in going on the trip to Bald Eagle, please RSVP by Thursday, August 16. The ChE GSA will provide lunch for the trip, including a vegetarian option. On the form, indicate whether you have a car to help transport those without cars. We will leave from the Greenberg parking lot at 11 AM and return around 5 PM.

If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Cetnar.

Registration now open for 2018 Grad Cup

The ChE GSA will be sponsoring a team for Grad Cup. Grad Cup is a fun day of outdoor games and food where graduate students compete against other departments for prizes.

Grad Cup will be held April 14 from 9 am to 6 pm. The deadline to register is April 1.

If you are interested, please fill out the following two forms:

1) ChE GSA Registration Form
2) GPSA Registration Form – Put “Chemical Engineering” when asked for a “Team Name.”

More information about Grad Cup is available through the GPSA on Facebook.

Beaver Stadium Run during Blue and White Weekend will be the Spring 2018 ChE Department 5k

The 2018 Spring ChE Department 5k will be held in conjuction with the Beaver Stadium Run during Penn State’s annual Blue and White Weekend. The race will be held on Sunday, April 22 starting at 11 am.

To successfully signup for the race, please complete both registration forms below:

1) Beaver Stadium Run – Registration Form
2) ChE Department – Registration Form

From the Beaver Stadium Run website,

The Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run for Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA), presented by the Sheetz family, will return to Penn State on Blue White Weekend for a ninth consecutive year. More than 3,000 runners and walkers of all ages and abilities will participate in a 5K run or 2 mile family fun walk on Sunday, April 22, 2018. The Run will begin in the vicinity of the Bryce Jordan Center on Curtin Road, move through Penn State’s scenic campus, and conclude with runners racing through the Beaver Stadium Tunnel and onto the Nittany Lions’ home turf to “finish at the fifty!”

Proceeds from the Run benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania and nearly 20,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Every fundraising achievement will help us send more athletes to Summer Games! Make a commitment today and change a life forever!

ChE department summer picnic to be held on June 2

The ChE GSA will be hosting a summer picnic on Friday, June 2 at 4:30pm. The picnic will be held at the pavilions on the corner of University Dr. and Park Ave near the softball park. In addition to celebrating the accomplishments from the past year, the department is also welcoming this year’s REU students.

This will be a rain or shine event.

All dietary restrictions will be accommodated. It would be helpful to give me a heads up if you have such restrictions so that we can plan to accommodate you.

Tailgate for Blue & White Weekend to be held on April 22

A tailgate for Blue & White Weekend will be held on Saturday, April 22. The ChE GSA is co-sponsoring the tailgate with AIChE and RAM Squad.

All three organizations will be meeting at the Life Science Bridge at 8am on the day of the tailgate. Drivers with tailgating parking passes (purchased on the day of the tailgate for $20) will then drive to one of the designated tailgating lots near the Beaver Stadium. The tailgate will run until 3pm, which is the start of the annual spring football game at Beaver Stadium (free to attend). You are welcome to come and go from the tailgate as you please.

The exact location of the tailgate will not be known until our vehicles are parked. Updates on the tailgate’s location will be given through the ChE grad student list-serv and through the event Facebook page.

The tailgate will feature food, drinks, and games. Panera will be catering breakfast. The menu has not been set for lunch yet, but a grill will be available. Vegetarian options will be available for both meals. Attendees are encouraged to bring additional food and drinks to share with everyone.

More Blue & White festivities can be found on

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