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Brigham Young University. Department of Chemical Engineering

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1977 - 2004

Administrative History

The Department of Chemical Engineering (1977-2004) was an instructional unit at Brigham Young University.

Chemical Engineering at Brigham Young University was officially initiated in 1955 with the renaming of the Department of Chemistry to the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Only 1 full-time faculty member taught the chemical engineering courses at that time. In 1958, a separate Department of Chemical Engineering was formed, by this time with three faculty members. The undergraduate program was first accredited in 1961 and has been accredited ever since. A Masters degree in chemical engineering was approved in 1962, and the PhD program received approval in 1968.

The Department of Chemical Engineering was established in 1977. Originally the Department of Chemical Engineering Science, the name was changed and the department was placed under the College of Engineering Sciences and Technology. The department offers professional training and degrees at the Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD levels, with the intention of creating new technologies and products to improve the quality of life.

Department chairs include Dee H. Barker (1978-1979), Richard W. Hanks (1979-1985), Douglas N. Bennion (1985-1991), Richard L. Rowley (1991-1996), Kenneth A. Solen (1996-2002) and W. Vincent Wilding (2002-2004).

Citation:
BYU Organizational History Project website, via WWW, April 14, 2014 (Department of Chemical Engineering; established in 1977; originally the Department of Chemical Engineering Science; name was changed and the department was placed under the College of Engineering Sciences and Technology; offers professional training and degrees at the Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD levels; department chairs include Dee H. Barker (1978-1979), Richard W. Hanks (1979-1985), Douglas N. Bennion (1985-1991), Richard L. Rowley (1991-1996), Kenneth A. Solen (1996-2002) and W. Vincent Wilding (2002-2004))

Brigham Young University Chemical Engineering website, via WWW, April 14, 2014 (intention of creating new technologies and products to improve the quality of life)

Found in 63 Collections and/or Records:

James J. Christensen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4020
Overview

The professional and academic papers of James J. Christensen, Brigham Young University professor, dated 1930-1993.

Dates: 1930-1993

Department of Chemical Engineering administrative and faculty records, 1964-2005

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1328 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains information on faculty publications and minutes from faculty meetings. Materials dated 1964-2005.

Dates: 1964-2005

Department of Chemical Engineering AMAX Foundation materials, 1980-1983

 Series
Identifier: UA 375 Series 7
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Documenting twenty years of the history of the Chemical Engineering Department at Brigham Young University, this collection includes a range of materials from department correspondence to the various research and experiment of both faculty and students.Includes correspondence and memos from the chairman's office, minutes of meetings, building floor plans, and information concerning policies and activities of the department.Of special interest is series 29, the Calvin...
Dates: Other: 1980-1983

Department of Chemical Engineering annual reports

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 965
Scope and Contents

Contains the annual reports documenting the activities of the Department of Chemical Engineering from 1967 to 1983. It also includes some accreditation reports and grant proposals.

Dates: 1967-1983

Department of Chemical Engineering Atlantic Richfield Company materials, 1981-1982

 Series
Identifier: UA 375 Series 13
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Documenting twenty years of the history of the Chemical Engineering Department at Brigham Young University, this collection includes a range of materials from department correspondence to the various research and experiment of both faculty and students.Includes correspondence and memos from the chairman's office, minutes of meetings, building floor plans, and information concerning policies and activities of the department.Of special interest is series 29, the Calvin...
Dates: Other: 1981-1982

Department of Chemical Engineering budget records, 1971-1977

 Series — Box: 4
Identifier: UA 1328 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains budgets and financial information from the department. Materials date between 1971 and 1977.

Dates: 1971-1977

Department of Chemical Engineering Calvin H. Bartholomew research and publications, 1979-1991

 Series
Identifier: UA 375 Series 29
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Documenting twenty years of the history of the Chemical Engineering Department at Brigham Young University, this collection includes a range of materials from department correspondence to the various research and experiment of both faculty and students.Includes correspondence and memos from the chairman's office, minutes of meetings, building floor plans, and information concerning policies and activities of the department.Of special interest is series 29, the Calvin...
Dates: 1979-1991

Department of Chemical Engineering campus correspondence, 1973-1989

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 375 Series 1 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Documenting twenty years of the history of the Chemical Engineering Department at Brigham Young University, this collection includes a range of materials from department correspondence to the various research and experiment of both faculty and students.Includes correspondence and memos from the chairman's office, minutes of meetings, building floor plans, and information concerning policies and activities of the department.Of special interest is series 29, the Calvin...
Dates: Other: 1973-1989

Department of Chemical Engineering carbon monoxide research, 1981-1982

 Series
Identifier: UA 375 Series 18
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Documenting twenty years of the history of the Chemical Engineering Department at Brigham Young University, this collection includes a range of materials from department correspondence to the various research and experiment of both faculty and students.Includes correspondence and memos from the chairman's office, minutes of meetings, building floor plans, and information concerning policies and activities of the department.Of special interest is series 29, the Calvin...
Dates: Other: 1981-1982

Department of Chemical Engineering Catalytica Associates materials, 1979-1980

 Series
Identifier: UA 375 Series 15
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Documenting twenty years of the history of the Chemical Engineering Department at Brigham Young University, this collection includes a range of materials from department correspondence to the various research and experiment of both faculty and students.Includes correspondence and memos from the chairman's office, minutes of meetings, building floor plans, and information concerning policies and activities of the department.Of special interest is series 29, the Calvin...
Dates: Other: 1979-1980

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Type
Archival Record 57
Collection 6
 
Subject
Colleges and Universities 32
Education 32
Letters 31
Minutes (Records) 28
Memorandums 25