Chemical engineers are involved in the design of materials and device and in the design and operation of plants which manufacture a wide variety of chemicals, including plastics, textile fibers, fuels, and pharmaceuticals. The work of the chemical engineer can be highly divers, ranging from research on pollution prevention to the marketing of new chemical products. Students learn to apply mathematics and chemistry to solve problems in chemical engineering practice. Students will learn to design a chemical engineering system or chemical process to meet desired needs. Students will be able to design and conduct laboratory experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data using factorial design methods.