Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

1890s

  • 1899 Chemical Engineering degrees introduced

1910s

  • 1910 Winston Hall opens

    Winston Hall opens, housing civil, chemical, and electrical engineering courses. It was named for second college president George Tayloe Winston.

  • DefaultWinston Hall

1920s

  • 1924 Department of Chemical Engineering established
  • 1925 First Chemical Engineering degree conferred
  • 1928 First masters degree in Chemical Engineering conferred

1940s

  • 1948 First female Chemical Engineering graduate

    Lois Madden became the first woman to graduate with a degree in Chemical Engineering.

1950s

  • 1950 Department of Chemical Engineering accredited

    The Department of Chemical Engineering receives full accreditation from the Engineer's Council for Professional Development.

  • 1951 Department of Chemical Engineering moves

    The Department of Chemical Engineering moves from Winston Hall to Riddick Laboratories.

  • DefaultRiddick Engineering Laboratories
  • 1954 First Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering conferred

1960s

  • 5/6/1961 Reading room named to honor Dr. Edgar Eugene Randolph

    The Chemical Engineering department's reading room is dedicated in Riddick Labs in honor of Dr. Edgar Eugene Randolph, who was instrumental in developing the Chemical Engineering curriculum at NC State.

  • DefaultEntrance to Riddick Engineering Laboratories

2000s

  • 2004 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

    The Department of Chemical Engineering was renamed the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. More historical information exists on the department's website.

  • 2005 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering moves

    The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering moves to Engineering Building I on Centennial Campus.