For a general engineering advising appointment, use the Appointment Request System.
For advising from Dr. Curtis, use the following guidelines:
For quick questions, you may gChat him using biomole360[at]gmail.com.
For 'slow' questions, do one of the following:
Send your detailed yet succinct questions to the aforementioned or his official PSU e-mail and copy april.hile[at]curtislab.org to assure you get a (reasonably) timely response.
Request an appointment per his availability and procedure HERE
Things that will be rendered generally ineffective:
Drop by unannounced whenever it is convenient for YOU.
E-mail his official Penn State e-mail without CCing April (she gets 20+ e-mails a day; he gets 300... feel free to try your odds)
Leave a phone voicemail; they are very intermittently checked (noting that voicemail goes to 300+/day e-mail!!!).
General Topics Related to ChE & the Undergraduate Experience
These are video recordings generated based on Dr. Curtis' lectures for First-Year Seminar Courses
Understanding Chemical Engineering Options & more.
Clubs & Organizations quality, not quantity
Study & Travel Abroad Opportunities an off the beaten path philosophy
Time Management using technology wisely; google drive, calendars, ToDo lists, etc.
Schreyers Honors College
Schreyers Website: Keep in mind that the honors program has a gaggle of staff that curates a web page, including Honors Thesis guidelines
ChE Department's Honors WebPage
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the ChE Honors Program
Dr. Curtis' Philosophy on the Undergraduate Thesis
How to Choose an Honors Thesis; Associated Video & Slide Set
Using Undergraduate Research Credits (for honors students)
Finding PSU UG Research Opportunities
Chemical Engineering Department Faculty Accepting Honors Student Researchers
Scholarships Awards & other Merit badges
Penn State Undergraduate Fellowships Office (UFO)
External Scholarships/Fellowships: notably NSF-REU, DAAD-RISE, Amgen, Genentech, Leonard Engineering, Shell Technical
Internal Scholarships/Fellowships: notably Erickson Discovery, PSU-REU
For Post Graduate Fellowships
NSF-GRFP: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Fulbright-exchange program for graduate study, advanced research, university and K-12 teaching