Career of the Month: An Interview With Applied Chemical Technology Professional John Engelmanby: Megan Sullivan

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Applied chemical technology professionals (ACTP) are key members of laboratory teams. From pharmaceutical testing to environmental monitoring and basic research to complex projects, they work in a variety of settings and assume many different responsibilities. With a background in chemistry and strong problem-solving skills, ACTPs such as John Engelman have the opportunity to contribute to new technological advances that improve the quality of our lives. After 46 years in the field, Engelman reflects that his fun and rewarding career is the next best thing to a hobby.

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  • on Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:55 AM

Not all jobs in science require a college degree but taking classes beyond high school can lead to a more important position as a chemical laboratory technician. This article describes such a profession and explains what this gentleman does. The more important message is that learning never ends in any job.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:14 AM

Similar to other articles in this important series you are introduced to an applied chemical technology professional, what they do, what career path is needed to do this, how they create consumer products, advise for students, and more. This is a great career path for STS applications and making students aware of it is very important in today’s world.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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