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Program History

  • Prof. Steve Weinstein Joined RIT in January, 2007
  • Taught in Mechanical Eng. and wrote program proposal
  • Started Minor in Chem E in Fall of 2007
    • Chemical Process Analysis
    • Mass Transfer Operations
    • Reaction Engineering I
  • ┬áInternal governance and RIT Senate approvals by April 2008
  • Chem E Program approved by state September, 2008
  • 19 Students already at RIT joined program in their 2nd year
    • Took advantage of similar Mech E courses and existing minor so students could enter program immediately
  • First graduating class: May 18, 2013
  • Accreditation
    • Could not be accredited until after first graduating class
    • ABET initial accreditation visit, November, 2013
    • Acreditation by ABET received August, 2014
    • Retroactive to previous graduates