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The Grand Spectrophotometer Challenge

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
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Project ended on May 06, at 11:59 PM MST
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The Grand Spectrophotometer Challenge

Upcoming Chemical and Environmental Engineers Need Your Help

You Crushed It! Fifty-five alumni and friends donated $12,720 -- that's 254% of our original $5,000 goal! The new spectrophotometer, Sepa cell, and other parts for a new reverse osmosis system are on their way to the lab. Thank you to everyone who gave so generously!

Second Stretch Goal! We've nearly doubled our original $5,000 goal. If the campaign raises $12,000 total CHEE will be able to purchase a Sepa cell, the main internal component of a reverse osmosis system. Help us stretch one last time to make the RO system a reality! Thanks again to all who have contributed!

Stretch Goal! We blasted through our initial goal of $5,000 for a spectrophotometer and have extended it out to $10,000. Additional funds will go to our next critical need on the list -- a new reverse osmosis system for the undergraduate lab. Help us fund quality lab equipment to help train the next generation of chemical and environmental engineers. Thank you to all who have contributed!

The clank of Harshbarger’s metal stairs on the way to the undergraduate lab, the anticipation of your experiment’s success, the excitement of using professional equipment for the first time …

There’s just one problem with this trip down memory lane: The labs are bursting at the seams, and upgrades are desperately needed.

The number of undergraduates in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering has more than doubled in the last four years. And CHEE needs several experiment stations running simultaneously to keep up with the growth!

Please consider making a gift to continue CHEE’s tradition of excellence in engineering education.

Join your classmates and help raise $5,000 for a new spectrophotometer for the unit operations lab – the inaugural project in our annual CHEE Student Experience Enhancement Fund efforts.



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Gen Chem Wizard

Pay forward the start of a solid CHEE foundation.


Mass Balance Veteran

Make possible a seamless lab experience for undergrads.


Transport Expert

Look forward to students becoming quality engineers.


Process Control Master

Rally around upper-level students burning the midnight oil.


Unit Ops Champion

Inspire a CHEE turn for the better with brand-new lab equipment.


Design Visionary

Go above and beyond supporting seniors working on their capstone projects.

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