Parth Bhide

Role: Member

Major: Chemical Engineering

Year: Class of 2019 (Alumni)

Hometown

East Greenbush, NY

Favorite Quote

"There is no wealth like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance."

Presentations

Fluid Dynamics Other Presenters: Dana Stevens, Enxhi Marika, Rachel Stagnitti, Emily Ortega, Samantha Wong

This presentation introduces the basics concepts behind the science of fluid dynamics – the study of forces on fluids in motion – and addresses the importance of fluid dynamics in society. It explores how engineers look at nature for inspiration and then dives into the most interesting applications in everyday life.

Reaction Action Other Presenters: Jane Edgington, Daniel Reed, Luke Cherniack, Erin Goodwin, Ian Steenstra, Casey-Ellen Collette, Carly Nadler, Emily Ortega

Action Reaction is a presentation centered on how the basics of chemical reactions can be applied to engineering. The basic principle of a chemical reaction being a rearrangement of atoms is explained using the formation of water molecules. Then, the five key signs of identifying chemical reactions are introduced with video demonstrations of each. For the hands on activity, the “elephant toothpaste” reaction is introduced. It is a safe reaction involving dilute hydrogen peroxide decomposing to air and water with an iodine catalyst. Doing this reaction in the presence of dish soap creates a column of foam. The students then preform this reaction, making a tall column of foam. Finally, presenters explain how reactions like this are used in all branches of engineering to help improve the world.

Thermoelectric Devices Other Presenters: Louis Caponi, Casey-Ellen Collette, Leili Tootsov, Jane Edgington, Erin Goodwin, Rachel Stagnitti, Ian Steenstra

Learn about how to convert heat into electricity! This presentation covers the basics of efficiency, energy usage, energy conversion, and power, and walks students through the materials science behind thermoelectric devices. Students also experiment with their own thermoelectric devices and produce electricity to power propellers.

Chemical Engineering Processes Other Presenters: Erin Goodwin, Stuart Irwin, Luke Cherniack

An overview of chemical engineering, with a focus on process design. We cover reactors, separators, and control, highlighting the work ChemEs do to design a process.