Continuing its efforts to provide students with enhanced study aboard opportunities throughout the world, the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering recently offered a three-week faculty-led study abroad program in Tianjin, China this past spring.
The program, which partners with Tianjin University, offers chemical engineering students the opportunity not only to broaden their technical skills but also to become familiar with one of the most dynamic and culturally significant countries in the world. “As we educate leaders of the future, this study abroad program will play a significant role in giving the students a once in a lifetime experience that will be of tremendous help in their careers,” Mannan says.
Tianjin University, established in 1895 with the name of “Peiyang University,” is the first educational institution of higher learning in China. More than 1,800 students attend its School of Chemical Engineering where they receive instruction from 300 faculty members.
“It’s imperative that chemical engineering students gain an international perspective that enables them to not only develop world-class leadership skills but also to appreciate diversity of both culture and thought when it comes to defining and overcoming engineering challenges,” said Department Head and Charles D. Holland ’53 Professor Michael V. Pishko.