As most of you know, the Chemical Engineering department of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez is one of the largest undergraduate departments of Chemical Engineering in the US with ~100 BS graduates per year. In addition, since the year 2000 we started a PhD program that has soon become one of the best PhD programs in PR and the largest Hispanic PhD graduating program in the US with ~25 PhDs in the last five years. However, maintaining the strategic balance between a sound undergraduate program and the research growth of a PhD program is never easy. In order to achieve this goal, our 28 faculty members contribute in diverse sectors to balance our strengths and create synergistic growth.
In these tough economic times, our sources of funding are limited. Therefore, we would like to request your financial support for various specific items in our portfolio:
- Graduate Research Assistantships: Funding is required to provide graduate research assistantships for the stability of our PhD program, especially to support new faculty members in early stages of their careers, but also to help graduate students complete their degrees after their primary source of funding concludes.
- Facilities/Infrastructure: Funding is required to maximize our physical space and to maintain the classrooms and laboratories in optimum condition for the benefit of our undergraduate and graduate students.
Department of Chemical Engineering