Senior Chemical Engineer Excited For Fulfilling Career Making Processed Cheese

OLIN HALL—With graduation just around the corner, ChemE Abe Duncan ‘17 eagerly anticipates starting his job as a process engineer at Kraft Singles Cheese Plant in Springfield, Missouri.

“After four years of grueling advanced science courses, hours upon hours spent completing problem sets, and somehow surviving Thermo, I’m super excited to use my acquired skills to optimize the production of America’s most chemically complex cheese slices,” said Duncan.

With a twinkle in his eye, Duncan expressed how fortunate he was to find a profession that will benefit society and that he will truly enjoy, rather than selling out for a boring job that simply pays well.

“Ever since I was a little kid, I dreamed of doing something innovative that could help make the world a better place. That’s why I chose to be a ChemE, and pretty soon I’ll be ensuring that everyone has an inexpensive, low-fat addition to every burger they make!” added Duncan.

After working as a process engineer for a few years, Duncan hopes to move up to a higher position where he can have more of an impact, perhaps someday overseeing even more complex products like powdered or dairy-free cheese.

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