|• Steam heats just about
everything in a refinery and I had to count the molecules. It was an interesting assignment for about
a week. The technical computing
contact, named Dan Walker (also an NJIT Chem Eng grad), showed me how to do
my material balance on the computer. I
|• The computer control center looked like mission control.
|• The computer saved
2 days a week of time for more interesting work
|• Word spread quickly
that I didn’t mind staying after work to program material balances. I saved other people time. I also received an offer to write programs
during my senior year.
|• I learned about a
department that used chemical engineers for programming. I applied for the job.