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Save the Date: 2022 Academic Advisory Committee Meeting and Senior Design Project Presentations

Thursday, May 19, 2022

The Paper Science & Chemical Engineering Academic Advisory Committee (AAC) Meeting is an annual event held each spring.

Each year, representatives from the paper and allied industries gather with the Paper Science & Chemical Engineering faculty and staff to listen and assess the Senior Design Project Presentations and provide students with constructive feedback on their projects.  After the presentations the committee meeting begins with an update from Karyn Biasca, Department Chair, on the status of the Department where industry representatives' input is welcomed.  



If you would like to be a part of the online Academic Advisory Board meeting and/or be a part of the Senior Design Projects, please contact the Paper Science & Chemical Engineering Department and we will be sure to email you with further details as they become available.

Questions? Please contact Angie at 715-346-4817 or


Last Year's Schedule for May 20, 2021 was


8:30 am Zoom meeting room opens

8:45 am Welcome and instructions

9:00 am Paper Science and Engineering Design Project Presentations (Break out rooms)

10:00 am Chemical Engineering Design Project Presentations (Break out rooms)

11:00 am Academic Advisory Committee meeting 

12:00 pm Adjourn



Paper Science and Engineering: Senior Design Projects

Presented from 9am-10am


Project Problem Statements 1. Analyze the equipment that could serve as a pilot-scale cleaning system and optimize the performance, flexibility, and utility of the system. 

Students:  Zachery Angle, Christopher Gibson, Sean Powers, and Zachary Urquhart


Project Problem Statements 2. Analyze the equipment that could serve as a pilot-scale screening system and optimize the performance, flexibility, and utility of the system. 

Students:  Noah Cole, Dayna Harris, Axel Treinen, and Grant Wentzel

Chemical Engineering: Senior Design Project

Presented from 10am-11am

Project Problem Statement: 

This project requires you to work with a partner of your choice to design a production plant for ethanol that meets the following requirements:

  • Target production rate for ethanol is 30,000 mt/yr.

  • The plant will operate 350 days/year.

  • The plant uses the hydration of ethylene for the production of ethanol.

  • Product purity must be at least 95 vol% ethanol, with no more than 1 ppm acetaldehyde.

Student Design Groups: 

Dayna Harris and Katelin Wierzba; Christopher Gibson and Ross Jones; Noah Cole and Zachary Urquhart; Axel Treinen and Grant Wentzel




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