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
  • Cheyenne, GA asked Colleen Spiegel, SEMSCIO

    Added Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Hello, I am Cheyenne, a 11-year-old who thinks your work is amazing! Do you think that I could do that too some day?
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    Colleen Spiegel, SEMSCIO
    Answered Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Thank you very much for posting a question, and sorry about the slow response. I really appreciate that you think that my work is amazing! You are lucky that you are thinking about being an engineer at such a young age! Good for you!

    When I was 11 years ...

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  • Emily, Vienna asked Colleen Spiegel, SEMSCIO

    Added Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Hi Colleen, I am currently a rising senior at Virginia Tech majoring in ChE. I'm currently looking into what kind of jobs are available to ChE's. How is consulting different than a job in a plant in terms of responsibilities and day to day life?
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    Colleen Spiegel, SEMSCIO
    Answered Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 9:52 PM
    Hello Emily,
    Are you now working? Consulting definitely allows greater flexibility in day to day life.
  • Keodara, Columbia, MO asked Colleen Spiegel, SEMSCIO

    Added Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 1:22 AM

    Hi! My name is Keodara. I'm currently studying Chemical Engineering. I love all of the opportunities that ChemE offers. I am just concerned about living in a sort of remote location, because I want to work in the oil and gas industry. Are there any other hot cities for the oil and gas industry besides Houston, TX? Also, what was your motivation to earn a PhD in Electrical Engineering? Thanks!
    Related to Chemical, Electrical, Graduate School, Internships & Jobs, Work Environment
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    Colleen Spiegel, SEMSCIO
    Answered Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 9:50 PM
    Hello Keodara,
    Are you still studying Chemical Engineering? I did my PhD in Electrical Engineering because I did my research in fuel cell technology, which is a combination of Chemical & Electrical.
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