Incoming freshmen check out CBE as part of transition program

APEXe participants are all smiles in their Sweeney Hall visit.
APEXe participants are all smiles in their Sweeney Hall visit.
Dr. Ian Schneider of the CBE faculty talks chemical and biological engineering with the APEXe participants.
Dr. Ian Schneider of the CBE faculty talks chemical and biological engineering with the APEXe participants.

Students enrolled in the College of Engineering APEXE program have kicked off their summer of transition to Iowa State and are spending time in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE).

The Academic Program for EXcellence for Engineers (APEXE) is an intensive eight-week summer bridge program designed to increase the success rate of incoming multicultural, first-year engineering students who have just graduated from high school. Participants, some of whom are undecided about which engineering discipline to pursue, are exposed to all departments in the College of Engineering through the program.

While in CBE the incoming students received an overview of the chemical and biological engineering field, learned about academics in the major, and how chemical and biological engineering impacts the world. They were able to meet members of the department faculty, performed simple experiments and received lab tours.