Integrating the Chemical Engineering Curriculum via a Recurring Laboratory
A recurring framework has been integrated throughout the curriculum via a Continuously Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR) platform. This laboratory is introduced during the material and energy balance course, and subsequent courses can use these results when explaining more advanced concepts. Further, this laboratory gives students practical experience and the opportunity to think critically about design early in the curriculum. Results are qualitatively discussed along with recommendations for further integration and improvement.