Elisabeth Drake
Dr. Elisabeth Drake
Emeritus Staff, MIT
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Elisabeth Drake is currently Emeritus Staff at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Laboratory for Energy and the Environment. Dr. Drake's work focused on development of sustainable approaches to world energy usage. Although she is officially retired, she still team teaches a graduate course at MIT on Sustainable Energy and participates in a variety of professional activities relating to engineering and environmental issues..

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  • Michaela, London

    Added Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 12:21 PM

    Hello, my name is Michaela and I am applying to do Chemical Engineering for the next academic year at university. I have great interests in the course and would really like to pursue it in order to achieve some goals I have for the future. However, I have heard too many times of how difficult the course is and how I would have no life. My science knowledge is a good standard but I am average in maths. Reading such negative comments has put me in a very tough place as to whether or not I should ...
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    Answered Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 12:21 PM
    Dear Michaela,  Many years ago (when girls weren't thought able to be chemical engineers, I enjoyed science classes.  I liked chemistry, but didn't want to work in a lab for the rest of my life. Some classmates were applying to MIT - and I thought about ...
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  • Lorena C., Miami, FL

    Added Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 5:49 PM

    Hi!, I am a chemical engineer student, and Im originally from Miami, FL. I love ChemE but, whenever I go to career fairs in my university, I notice that there are not so many job opportunities in my home town. Is my perception from the career fair true? will be too hard for me to find a job in Miami?
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    Answered Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 5:49 PM

    Dear Lorena, 

    Not sure where you are going to school, but if it is distant from Miami then smaller companies in Miami might not participate in your job fairs.  There is an AIChE local section in Central Florida.  (see:  ...

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  • Jeremy, Baltimore

    Added Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 8:50 PM

    Can I get chemical engineering job with a master's degree but no related bachelor's? In fact, my bachelor's degree is in neuroscience.
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    Answered Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 8:50 PM
    Dear Jeremy, There are plenty of chemical engineering jobs where your SB in neuroscience would be a plus.  It sounds like you have a master's in chemical engineering, so you are different from someone with only a neuroscience background.  Chemical ...
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