Paulette Clancy
Dr. Paulette Clancy
Professor and Director School of Chemical and Biolmolecular Engineering, Cornell University
NY
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  • Mary, Hillsdale asked Paulette Clancy, Cornell University

    Added Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 11:13 AM

    Hi, I was curious about engineering and how it comes into play with cosmetics. I see that you are a professor so I was wondering if you had any general knowledge of this. What jobs are open for chemical engineers who are trying to work in cosmetics? Is there a specialty one should pursue if trying to become a cosmetic engineer? Do you have any experience with cosmetics or anything along those lines? Thanks, Mary Kate High School Student interested in Engineering (:
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    Paulette Clancy, Cornell University
    Answered Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 11:13 AM

    Hi Mary Kate:

    I’m glad you are interested in learning more about an engineering career.  Actually, yes, there are two engineering majors, (1) chemical engineering and (2) materials science and engineering, whose skill sets are particularly of ...

  • Gavin, Hong Kong asked Paulette Clancy, Cornell University

    Added Friday, July 1, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    I am pursuing senior year chemistry degree from Hong Kong. However, I have noticed that I am not interested in the career field of chemistry. Rather than choosing BS in ChemE or MS in ChemE. However, I afraid that I could not obtain a license if I only have MS ChemE.
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    Paulette Clancy, Cornell University
    Answered Friday, July 1, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    Dear Gavin:

    I presume that by "a license" you are referring to a Professional Engineering (PE) license offered by the National Society for Professional Engineers. And I can answer your question only for U.S. rules. If you plan to stay in Hong ...

  • Sorour, Los Angeles asked Paulette Clancy, Cornell University

    Added Friday, January 15, 2016 at 5:10 AM

    Dear Dr. Paulette Clancy, I am in my third year of community college, and I have had thoughts of becoming an electrical engineer, a chemist, a pharmacist, and at last a chemical engineer. I have applied to 10 universities within California as a chemical engineering major, and I am dead worried now because my GPA is a 3.08. To be honest I am not so sure if I can get a degree in my dream major anymore. Please tell me about the chemical engineer world and how does one gets prepared for it. ...
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    Paulette Clancy, Cornell University
    Answered Friday, January 15, 2016 at 5:10 AM

    Dear Sorour:

    I am glad to hear that you are interested in an engineering degree; it’s a pre-professional degree program that will enhance your employment options for a lifetime. Chemical engineering is a particularly broadly applicable degree in ...

  • Ta-Tyonna, Stockbridge

    Added Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    Hi there, I'm in a tough place right now. I'm a freshman majoring in chemical engineering and i'm in the RETP (Regents Engineering Transfer Program), which would allow me to transfer over to Georgia Tech, the only school in my state that has chemical engineering. My #1 goal is to end up in disease research for diseases such as ALS and Huntington's disease; however, I have been contemplating leaving the RETP program, due to the change in tuition I would have to pay when/if I transfer and the ...
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    Paulette Clancy, Cornell University
    Answered Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 2:25 PM

     Staying at your current university because of the cheaper tuition is quite understandable. Student loans can be onerous. However, I would first check what kind of financial aid you might get at Ga. Tech. – a good financial aid package might ...

  • Sarah, Detroit

    Added Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Hi! My favorite classes in high school are Calculus and AP Chem, so I inferred that Engineering would be an enjoyable job for me. I am obsessed with makeup and hygiene products, and would love to incorporate these into my career. What type of engineering suits a field that "designs" makeup? I was thinking either Chemical or Packaging, and would like to know more information on both, including the positives and drawbacks. It would be great if you could include salaries and a description of the ...
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    Paulette Clancy, Cornell University
    Answered Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Dear Sarah (from Detroit)

    If you love Calculus and AP Chem then you are certainly on a classic path to head towards Engineering, and especially Chemical Engineering, as a major at college.  Given that you love make-up and hygiene products (and ...

  • Sara

    Added Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    What average do you need in university to be successful in chemical engineering? And do you need a postgraduate education?
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    Paulette Clancy, Cornell University
    Answered Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Dear Sara:

    Let me answer the second question first as it is easier.... No, you don't need to have a post-graduate education in chemical engineering. BS graduates in chemical engineering are highly sought after by industry and other employers. This ...