May/June 2008 RAE - Start time: 9:00 a.m., Thursday, May 22.
There are three problems shown below, each on a separate page. Each student has to choose one
and let Kathy Lopresti (firstname.lastname@example.org) know by e-mail by 1 p.m. today. You have until
Friday, May 30, at 3:00 p.m., to complete and submit a written report. The written report
should be e-mailed to Kathy Lopresti and a hard copy delivered to her by the due time.
The requirements for the written report, as explained on the ChBE website
The solution to the exam problem is to be in the form of a document not exceeding 10 double-
space pages using a 12pt font. The 10 pages must include the title page, proposal body, and all
figures; the number of pages used for references is unlimited.
The report must follow the following format:
1. It should include a single title page with a project summary.
2. It should include at most 5 pages dedicated to background information relevant to the
particular RAE problem (including the figures of this section).
3. The remainder of the 10 page report must focus on proposed approach to solving the stated
problem, any preliminary calculations or research results, the expected outcomes of the project,
and a summary of the laboratory equipment and computational resources necessary to carry out
The 10 page limit will be strictly enforced.