ChEGA - Chemical Engineering Graduate Association

The Chemical Engineering Graduate Association (ChEGA) represents the academic and social interests of graduate students. The primary role of ChEGA is to organize social events such as happy hours and holiday parties. ChEGA organizes an annual Graduate Student Research Symposium and a weekly graduate student seminar series each spring, as well. While its main focus is to schedule social gatherings, ChEGA also serves an important role in providing student input to departmental policies and is also very involved in graduate recruiting.


Graduate Student Research Symposium

The annual Graduate Student Symposium (GSS) is a student-organized event that provides an opportunity to the graduate students from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania to present their findings to the academic community and the interested industrial representatives. It is a great ground for students to make connections and to discuss their research topics. In the past, representative from companies such as ConocoPhilips, Merck, ExxonMobil, L’Oreal and Air Products have attended this event.

In 2016, we were fortunate enough to have 12 oral presentations and 30 poster presentations given by our students. The event was a great success with nearly 100 people in attendance!

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at We are looking forward to another great event in 2017 (