Surya Mallapragada
Dr. Surya Mallapragada
Professor, Iowa State University
Ames, IA
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  • Lily, Toronto, Canada asked Surya Mallapragada, Iowa State University

    Added Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 10:10 PM

    Hello! I'm a student in the eleventh grade who is very interested in chemical engineering - I was simply wondering what the a typical day on the job looks like and if there are more qualitative/quantitative lab experiments (or perhaps both?). Also, if it's more of a teamwork or individual effort for a project. Thank you so much and have a lovely day :)
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  • Sukhada, Amt asked Surya Mallapragada, Iowa State University

    Added Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 1:24 PM

    Hello, I have just passed my 12th with decent score here in India and had opted for iit....I cracked it but with the rank I got ,I would not get any good iit. That's why I might have to look for nits and other Colleges now. I love chemistry and maths and that's why I have inclination towards chemical engineering.But everyone around me including my dad (who is also an engineer) and teachers are telling me that it is not very promising career option and it is very different from college ...
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    Surya Mallapragada, Iowa State University
    Answered Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 1:24 PM

    Sukhada, congratulations on doing well on your 12th and the JEE. I have a chemical engineering background and if you are interested in chemistry and math, chemical engineering seems like a good fit for you. Regarding career options in chemical ...

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  • Rania, Columbia

    Added Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    Hi! I'm 17 years old, and I want to become a chemical engineer. I was accepted to colleges that do not have engineering as a major. I realized late that I wanted to become a chemical engineer instead of a chemist and the issue is that I have a scholarship for college but cannot switch the college I am attending to. Is it possible to major in chemistry and still become a chemical engineer or should I opt for a master in chemical engineering? Or can I take classes outside of college during ...
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    Surya Mallapragada, Iowa State University
    Answered Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 1:42 PM
    It is possible to major in chemistry as an undergraduate and become a chemical engineer, if you pursue a graduate degree in chemical engineering. Taking more calculus and math courses during your undergraduate study while pursuing a chemistry degree will ...Read More
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