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At each step along a path that has led Claire Fraeyman (CHE, M.A.S. ‘19) toward a career as an engineer, there has been a woman—a high school teacher who cultivated a love of science, a professional engineer who showed a teenage Fraeyman that engineering was the career for her, an Illinois Tech alumna who served as a mentor and provided the final piece of the puzzle as to what she ultimately wanted to do—who helped nudge her forward. 

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Armour College of Engineering Alumnus Shakeel Kadri (M.S. ChE ‘75) has been appointed executive director of the US Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), an organization of chemical engineers. Previously the director of global process safety and risk management for Air Products and Chemicals, he will be taking over his new position at the end of January 2015. Kadri had over 36 years of experience at Air Products.

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Armour College of Engineering student Gaby Sumampouw (CHE 3rd year) was recently profiled in iitmagazine for the research she is working on as part of the Armour R&D Program for Undergraduate Research Education (PURE). Gaby has been working in the lab of Johnson Polymer ChBE Professor Fouad Teymour, deriving biofuel from algae since her second year at Armour College of Engineering. The article highlights the benefits of taking part in research projects as an undergraduate student.

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