We need a logo for our department. More information about the department is here: https://cbee.umbc.edu/
CRITICAL ELEMENTS WE WOULD LIKE TO REFLECT:
Diversity, Research and Education
Undergraduate education, graduate research, strength in interdisciplinarity
(1) Unique structure that facilitates collaborative engagement with NAE Grand Challenges - we need to better capitalize on our department name/composition compared to other institutions; this should be marketable in terms of sustainable approaches to chemical, biochemical, biomedical, and environmental engineering
(2) Success of our graduate students - I think our marketing needs to focus on graduate student recruitment. The more we can do to advertise ourselves as a unique department that cares about the success and development of diverse graduate students, the better. We can have profiles of senior graduate students or recent grads to make these points
(3) Research accomplishments and caliber. No one knows UMBC - we need to make the case that we are at the same level as other top-tier research institutions around the country
On reading the next question, I think my responses above are probably a higher level for continued efforts by the M&B committee."
Engineering, environmental and chemical disciplines, research focus
1. Biology/Life-Science, 2. Environmental 3. ChemEng.
The most important element is that our department consists of three entities (undergraduate program in chemical engineering and two graduate programs) that interact in a synergistic manner so the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, and something that reflects who we are as a community
identity, research, distinct graphical image