Is a B in math enough?

Hello!
I am very interested in becoming a chemical engineer. Right now, I am in Grade 8. I have a passion for chemistry and physics, but not so much math. I have very good grades in Chem and Physics, but my Math grades are slightly lower, averaging around a B+. I'm wondering if that level of math is good enough to become a chemical engineer. Also, are there any courses, classes or extra activities that could help me achieve my goal of becoming a Chemical Engineer?
Thank you so much!
Leila
posted by Leila on December 8, 2013

Answer by Dr. Elisabeth Drake

Hi Leila!  If you are interested in chemistry and physics and their engineering applications, you will learn the math necessary for pursuing chemical engineering.  Right now, it is important to get a solid academic background so you can get into a good college.  You will have lots of time to decide whether chemical engineering is your passion - or whether something else might fit your interests better in a few years. Make sure you also take biology since a lot of chemical engineering now involves biochemical applications.

Is there any chance you might be able to get a Summer job somehow related to chemical engineering?  Also, do you know any chemical engineers?   Asked them about their jobs and what they do. If you like what you hear, some hard work is ahead - but also many opportunities for a great career!   Best wishes,  Lis