Amelia Hedblom
Amelia Hedblom
Senior Chemical Engineer, Ecolab

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Amelia is a senior chemical engineer for Ecolab’s Food and Beverage Research and Development group. Since graduating from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor in Science in Bioproducts Engineering, her work at Ecolab has supported innovative new product research that directly impacts global food production and safety. Amelia has developed products for global food, protein, and agriculture facilities that protect product quality, maintain consumer food safety, and reduce energy requirements in production plants. She is passionate about sharing food safety best practices and has presented at multiple corporate and industry events. Amelia is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and volunteers as Membership Chair for the Minnesota Section’s Executive Council.
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  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
  • I am willing to serve as science fair judge or other temporary volunteer at a local school.
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  • Ellie, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Added Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 10:59 PM

    Hey, My name is Ellie and I really have a passion for the outdoors and want to find a career where I can directly help the environment. I am currently a freshman in college with the intended major of chemical engineering. I have heard from quite a few people that there is really no such thing as engineers that help the environment and most of what they do is managing plants or working in the food industry. My main question is how likely is it that I will find a career that is beneficial to the ...
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    Amelia Hedblom, Ecolab
    Answered Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 11:35 AM
    Hi Ellie,
    I was in your position once myself. I am an avid outdoorswoman and have real passion for sustainability and conserving natural resources. Because of those traits, I chose to go to school at the University of Minnesota for Bioproducts and ...
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  • nerissa nur irdina

    Added Friday, February 3, 2017 at 5:07 PM

    as a girl , what field in chemical engineering suits girls or what kind of fields are there to offer in chemical engineering ? generally , what will i learn in chemical engineering ? after graduating , specifically in todays era , does chemical engineering is a demand job ? hope to get a cristal clear on what chemical engineering is about :)
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    Amelia Hedblom, Ecolab
    Answered Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 10:52 AM
    Hi Nerissa,
    Great question! 
    Chemical engineering is a broad field that deals with the design, manufacture, and operation of plants and machinery involved in the development of new materials or substances. Chemical engineering is really about ...
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  • Navira Shandra

    Added Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 10:21 AM

    Hello, i am about to entry undergraduate study but i am so confused which study program should i take. I attended vocational high school in department of analytical chemistry also i ever had internship as a chemical analyst and worked as a microbiology analyst. I know how it is like to be a chemist or microbiologist and working in lab, doing research and stuff and sometimes it was boring so i am thinking of taking chemical engineering instead of chemistry. Also compared to the salary, chemical ...
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    Amelia Hedblom, Ecolab
    Answered Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 10:35 AM
    Hi Navira,
    What a great question! I can tell you a lot of students experience the same uncertainty as you do when choosing a major to study. It sounds like you are more interested in chemical engineering but are worried it may be more challenging than ...
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