Annette Jacobson

Annette Jacobson is a professor of chemical engineering and dean of undergraduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering. Jacobson received her bachelor's degree and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon. She has served as the director of the interdisciplinary educational program in Colloids, Polymers and Surfaces (CPS) and the PPG Industries CPS Laboratory since 1988. The labs also have played host to aspiring middle- and high-school students interested in engineering careers through annual outreach programs. Jacobson is the recipient of several professional accolades, including the 2003 Academic Advising Award from Carnegie Mellon.

Annette's Most Recent Stories

  • September 5, 2017

    Today’s high school students are expected to decide on a life path early, and dedicate everything to pursuing that track, especially those considering a major or career in STEM. While it can produce students with high technical capabilities, this hyper focus can have serious drawbacks, according to Annette Jacobson, a professor of chemical engineering and dean of undergraduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering. Continue reading