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February 2020

The Frozen Chemistry Show celebrates its 3rd anniversary at #UTGirlDay! Thanks to our sponsors CISTAR, BASF, and the WEP as well as all the volunteers from the Brennecke and Freeman groups.



May 2019

Congratulations to all Undergraduate Research Poster Competition finalists!





December 2019

CISTAR students showed science students at Kealing Middle School how to make their own lava lamp and how PEO solutions have self-pouring properties. Thanks to Dr. Mohammed and his students for inviting us to his classroom.



April 2019

Mikayla presents her research project in the Spring 2019 Undergraduate Research Poster Competition. Thanks to CISTAR and GLUE for supporting her work in the Brennecke lab



February 2019

The Frozen Chemistry Show is back at #UTGirlDay! Thanks to CISTAR, BASF, and the UT WEP for helping us get the show to a larger audience.


December 2018

Undergraduates Max and Lojen present their research findings at the Fall 2018 Undergraduate Research Poster Competition


June 2018

Graduate students from the Brennecke group welcomed Girl Scouts for their annual STEM Day. They completed challenges on the topics of glasses vs rubbers, liquid density, and molecule candy model building to earn liquid-nitrogen frozen marshmallows along with their badges!



March 2018

The Brennecke, Freeman and Paul Research groups presented “Playing with Plastics!” for ExploreUT 2018!



HeroFebruary 2018

We partnered with BASF for an awesome Frozen Chemistry Show for “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” 


HeroSeptember 2017

Professor Joan Brennecke becomes the Deputy Director of one of four NSF Research Centers. The Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR) will co-lead basic research aimed at sustainable development of America’s light hydrocarbon resources

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August 2017

The McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering is proud to announce alumna and renowned researcher Joan Brennecke (B.S. ‘84) will join our faculty as a professor beginning fall 2017.

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