From its inception at the Colorado School of Mines in 1952, the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department has focused on education and basic and applied research aimed at problems of national interest. We offer two ABET accredited degrees at the undergraduate level, one in Chemical Engineering and the other in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, each with approximately half of the Department's > 500 undergraduate students. In addition, we maintain a high-quality, well-funded research program (> $8 million in research awards in 2010) with strong participation from students at both the graduate and undergraduate level. In this, ~80 graduate and postdoctoral students study within a broad research menu, including major programs in hydrates & energy, soft materials, biomedical research, thin-film materials, simulation and modeling, and pedagogy. These research and educational activities take place in one of the most scenic locations in the United States. With over 300 days per year of sunshine and the proximity to Denver and the Rocky Mountains, this area provides a combination of year-round cultural, recreational, and entertainment opportunities that are virtually unmatched anywhere.