CHME - Advising


Undergraduate Advising



The Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering has a team of faculty advisers and a staff adviser to ensure that the advising needs of our students are met.  Answers to our most frequently asked questions are also available on the CHME Advising FAQs page.

Mrs. Tricia Fenster is the assigned staff academic adviser for all new chemical engineering students; freshmen, change of major, transfer, and visiting exchange students. Students will meet with Tricia from the time of admission until they are professionally admitted to the chemical engineering degree program and assigned to their faculty adviser.  Current students may schedule an appointment to meet with Tricia Fenster by logging into MyUNL/Blackboard and clicking the MyPLAN link.   Tricia is also the primary contact for prospective chemical engineering students.    Prospective students may request and appointment by email tfenster2@unl.edu or by phone 402-472-1551.  All advising appointments are held in her office, Othmer Hall 207B, within the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering office suite.

Once a student is granted professional admission, they are assigned to their CHME faculty adviser.  The following faculty have been specifically appointed as undergraduate advisers; Dr. Gustavo Larsen, Dr. Hossein Noureddini, Dr. Kevin Van Cott.  The faculty keep their own calendar so look for them in MyPlan or contact them directly to schedule an appointment.

Faculty advisers are assigned to students in order to provide valuable guidance in the selecting technical elective courses, finding co-op and internship opportunities, searching for your full-time position, navigating the academic difficulties of advanced coursework in the chemical engineering program, and serving as a potential professional reference.  Students will also work directly with their faculty adviser to complete their Senior Check so it is essential they build a relationship with their adviser to ensure a consistent plan for graduation.

It is best to work with one faculty adviser, however, if your assigned adviser is not available when you need guidance, you may meet with any of the faculty advisers listed above.  And, since Tricia also supports the academic needs of the undergraduate program, you may continue to work with her throughout your time in CHME for general questions, referrals, permission codes for CHME courses, and processing of forms.

In addition to the team of advisers in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering office suite, all engineering students may visit the Engineering Student Services Office (ESS) at any time.  The academic advisers in ESS are cross-trained to assist with all majors in the College.  The Engineering Student Services Office is located in W204 Nebraska Hall, inside the Engineering Library.
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