2020 5th Annual Fall Industry Event 

November 10, 2020

*This event is hosted virtually

Event Info


For general questions or technical help during the event, please email eanance@uw.edu

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Your joining the event is an agreement to follow this code of conduct. 

Want an event themed background? Check out your options here: IE2020 Zoom background 

Are you a transfer student interested in UW ChemE? Drop in with academic advisor Nicole Minkoff and a few ChemE students from 5-6pm PST for a Q&A session about our program! https://washington.zoom.us/j/95413332727

Workshop Topics
  • Identifying mentors and community/building networks: with topic areas on informal and formal mentorship, defining mentoring relationships, finding mentors within your professional community, finding
    mentors in an area that is a growth opportunity

  • Social justice in an industry setting: with topic areas on how to approach your company about social and racial
    justice issues, having difficult conversations in the workplace, and equity vs. equality

  • Financial planning: with topic areas including how to create a realistic budget and savings plan, assess your current financial health, develop a plan to achieve financial independence/retirement, quickly calculate the real cost of financing a large purchase

Panel Topics and Panelists

Research and Development (R&D): Research and development activities that companies undertake are focused on innovating and introducing new products and services. Chemical engineers in R&D play a significant role in many industries from oil & gas to pharmaceuticals

Elisa Harrison, Ph.D.

Research Scientist


Kimberlee Sing, B.S.

Senior Research Associate

Bristol Myers Squibb

Monica Esopi, Ph.D.

Sr Engineer of Tech. & Dev.


Environmental Engineering: Chemical engineers in this role work to develop solutions to environmental problems which can include improving recycling, waste disposal, public health, and water and air pollution control. These individuals also study the effect of technological advances on the environment, addressing local and worldwide environmental issues

Greg Gervais, B.S.

Acting Deputy Director

Environmental Protection Agency

Emily Jones, M.S.

Environmental Engineering

Floyd Snider

Sarah Vorpahl, Ph.D.

Senior Energy Policy Specialist WA Department of Commerce

Corporate Role: Many chemical engineers become well-versed in legal skills related to patents, intellectual property and policy, or business skills such as finance, human resources, accounting, project management, and quality control, and can take on these roles within their industry or organization.

Karen Fleckner, B.S.


Artesion/Nu Element

Marcia Kelbon, J.D.

Legal Consultant

Omeros Corporation

Tina Tosukhowong, Ph.D.

Sr Director Corporate

Venture Capital

GC International Corp.

Jacob Wolf, Ph.D.

Director of Finance

Caffe Lusso Coffee Roasters

Project Management: Chemical engineers frequently serve in project management roles in many industries, where they oversee a team of people to guide initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and closing of a project. Project managers are responsible for making sure projects are completed within time and on budget, with high quality.

Kristan Soto, B.S.

Env. Health & Safety Director


Beth Weed, M.Eng

Process / Application Engineer

W.L Gore and Associates

Diane Williams-Servant, B.S.

Project Manager

Central Garden & Pet

Thank you to our sponsors!

Jade Hudson


Educate, empower, and advocate for women in chemical engineering

Email: wche@uw.edu

Phone: 206-543-2216

Registered Student Organization

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