Colleen Spiegel
Dr. Colleen Spiegel
President, SEMSCIO

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My education includes a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, M.S. in Chemical Engineering, and Ph.D. Electrical Engineering. My thesis and dissertation focused on mathematical modeling (heat transfer, mass tranfer, kinetics,and thermodynamics).
Volunteer Opportunities
  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
Latest Questions
  • Mandi asked Colleen Spiegel, SEMSCIO

    Added Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 10:37 AM

    Hi! I have committed to going to UF to get a BS in chemical engineering. I've been doing a lot of research about engineering in general, and I am not sure if chemical engineering is the one for me! I have a strong passion for chemistry, but I've been told that my passion for chemistry should not be the reason why I choose chemE.
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  • Cori, Canada

    Added Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    Hello! I'm in grade eleven and I am planning on studying chemical engineering or some type of engineering in University. (I plan to apply to Canadian, American, and Birtish universities) Currently, I have biology in high school, however, I do not like it and it is a lot of work and very stressful and I want to drop the course. I'm not sure if biology is important towards studying engineering since once I drop it, I would not be able to take it again. Would dropping is be a good idea or it is ...
    Answers 1
    Colleen Spiegel, SEMSCIO
    Answered Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 6:47 PM
    Hello Cori,
    Thank you for posting a question! I am with you ... biology was not the most interesting subject for me. The good thing about engineering is that it is entirely problem-solving (like math). The memorization portion is minimal. Most ...
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  • Kathryn , Port Angles Washington asked Colleen Spiegel, SEMSCIO

    Added Friday, February 26, 2016 at 6:18 PM

    Dear Colleen, My name is Kathryn and I was wondering what is engineering all about to you? were do you work? what made you decide that you wanted to be a engineer? But the mane reason I'm asking you all these questions is because I'm into engineering and I am deciding what I should do as a engineer in my spare time. Thank you, Kathryn
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    Colleen Spiegel, SEMSCIO
    Answered Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 9:46 PM
    Hi Kathryn,
    Engineering is about creating new products and processes. I have my own business doing consulting work for various clients. I decided to become an engineer because I was really interested in math, science, and technology. How you spend ...
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