West Virginia Wesleyan College

Department of Physics and Engineering

Graduates Employed

in Chemical Engineering


Chemical engineers apply scientific methods to transform raw materials into useful products. They find processes that are safer, more economical, and benign to the environment. They design such things as new lightweight materials, methods of renewable energy, and improved chemical reactions.


Kim Farnsworth earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Georgia Tech. She now works as an expert in Teflon at DuPont in Parkersburg, W.Va. Kim presented a colloquium to our Engineering Physics Club. She writes, “I am so glad I chose Wesleyan to obtain my undergraduate degree. One of the best aspects of Wesleyan’s program was the personal attention you gave me. I work at DuPont in my hometown of Parkersburg. I am a Division Engineer working on Teflon products.”