24 episodes

Jason Bara and Matt Cooper talk about chemical engineering and education (among a variety of other fun topics)with a focus Material & Energy Balance courses using the seminal textbook by Felder, Rousseau & Bullard as a guide.

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Jason Bara and Matt Cooper talk about chemical engineering and education (among a variety of other fun topics)with a focus Material & Energy Balance courses using the seminal textbook by Felder, Rousseau & Bullard as a guide.

    ITFH 19: Listener Mailbag

    ITFH 19: Listener Mailbag

    In the Season 1 finale, Matt and Jason answer questions from listeners and get into discussions about easter eggs in textbooks, policies grading exams, Rankine, Kelvin, Joule, pro wrestling, cooking, aspic (aka beef jelly), Jello molds, advice for faculty, and a nickname for ITFH listeners.

    • 38 min
    ITFH 18c: HW Problems Part 3 (The Dessert)

    ITFH 18c: HW Problems Part 3 (The Dessert)

    In the final episode of a three part series, Matt and Jason further discuss HW problems and a whole lot more. Topics include: orange juice, infomercial science, TVs in hotel bathrooms, absorption-stripping, Whizzo(!), Deacon Process, chlor-alkali, dilution of emissions, losing weight by eating ice, fuel vs. food, and corn on the cob.

    We will wrap up Season 1 next week with a Q&A session!

    • 29 min
    ITFH 18b: HW Problems - Part 2 (The Main Course)

    ITFH 18b: HW Problems - Part 2 (The Main Course)

    In the second of a three part series, Matt and Jason get into discussing HW problems and a whole lot more. Topics include: leaching oil from soybeans, egg sorting, old-timey baseball names, The Simpsons softball episode, making jam, food science, coffee and espresso, Guinness, golden rice, GMO foods, tomatoes, tomacco, artificial flavors, bananas and avocados.

    • 37 min
    ITFH 18a: HW Problems - Part 1 (The Appetizer)

    ITFH 18a: HW Problems - Part 1 (The Appetizer)

    The first season is drawing to a close, but we've still got a few episodes left. In this first of a three part series, Matt and Jason discuss finishing the semester, thermodynamics textbooks, acronyms, In Living Color, David Alan Grier, Tenacious D, High Fidelity, student comments in course evaluations, engineering estimations, sometimes there is no exact answer.

    • 22 min
    ITFH 17: Combustion Reactions

    ITFH 17: Combustion Reactions

    This week, Matt and Jason discuss final exams, breakfast and eggs, hydrogen, fuels, air, combustion, mobile apps for ChemEs, publishing journal articles, reality vs. textbook, "human error", how much catalyst to use, and why this summer already feels different.

    • 38 min
    ITFH 16a: Out the Fume Hood

    ITFH 16a: Out the Fume Hood

    A quick bite of extra material that didn't make the cut for Episode 16.
    Matt and Jason's discussion about catalysts quickly morphs into reminiscing about Mr. T and the 1980s. Also some observations about grocery shopping during Covid-19 shutdowns.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

CarreroGroup_AU ,

Excellent initiative guys!!!

All the best in this interesting, funny, and entertaining project!

ThisChemE ,

Fun discussion amongst professors

If you want to get a taste of what academicians are really like, have a listen. The focus is on chemical engineering, but the discussions are relevant to new faculty and students in any STEM field. Looking forward to the future shows!

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