Chemical Industry Group Selects 2011 Scholars, Arranges Student Internships

May 16, 2011 - Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia

More than 25 undergraduate chemistry and chemical engineering majors have been named Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) Scholars. Each of these college sophomores and juniors will participate in 10-week internships at SCI-member companies this summer.

SCI, the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) developed this summer internship program to introduce chemistry and chemical engineering students to careers in the chemical industry. 

“Our industry can only continue to be successful if we continue to attract top young scientists and engineers. The scholars program has become an important tool to achieve this,” said Stephanie Burns, president and CEO of Dow Corning and chairperson of SCI. 

2011 SCI Scholars

Name University Hometown
Timoleon Ballai Stevens Institute of Technology Kinnelon, N.J.
Nathan Bowser Lehigh University Shoemakersville, Pa.
Eli Castro University of California, San Diego Chula Vista, Calif.
Trishelle Copeland Johnson University of South Florida Lutz, Fla.
David Cheung University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Upper Darby, Pa.
Joshua Doorn University of South Dakota Sioux Falls, S.D.
Justin Erwin East Central University Muskogee, Okla.
William Ferriby Washington University Muskegon, Mich.
Stephanie Gates Millikin University Arlington Heights, Ill.
Apoorv Gupta University of Maryland, College Park North Potomac, Md.
Jennifer Harmon California State University, Fresno Visalia, Calif.
Sally Ingham Vanderbilt University Lincoln, Neb.
David Jeffcoat Clemson University Irmo, S.C.
Stephanie Jou Rutgers University Florham Park, N.J.
Nathan Konopliv University of California, San Diego Altadena, Calif.
Maxwell Kushner Lenhoff Yale University Long Beach, Calif.
Hattie Larson Florida State University Kingwood, Texas
Stewart Mallory University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, Hawaii
Arielle Mensch Saint John Fisher College Waverly, N.Y.
Robert Morrow SUNY at Buffalo Watertown, N.Y.
Molly O’Driscoll Villanova University Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
Thomas Pinkard The Pennsylvania State University Shillington, Pa.
Frederick Seidl Santa Clara University Cupertino, Calif.
Joseph Selinger Carnegie Mellon University Hudson, Ohio
Erica Tam Rice University Pleasanton, Calif.
Angela Troxell Florida Institute of Technology Lakeland, Fla.
Andrew Wagner University of Minnesota Apple Valley, Minn.
Yong Wu University of Virginia   Falls Church, Va.

 

SCI-member companies participating include Air Liquide, Air Products, Arch Chemicals, Chemtura, Chevron Phillips, Dow Chemical, Dow Corning, DuPont, Eastman Chemical, ExxonMobil, Honeywell UOP, International Specialty Products, LANXESS, Milliken & Company, Nalco, and W. R. Grace.         

Each company makes 10-week summer internships available in their research laboratories or manufacturing plants. Students apply through the ACS in a national competition. Panels of volunteer chemists and engineers review qualifications and recommendations to make final selections.  

This year, more than 250 students with an average GPA of 3.85 applied for the program. Scholars receive a certificate of recognition and a stipend to supplement their internship salary. They are encouraged to nominate a high school science teacher who sparked their interest in chemistry. Teachers are recognized for their outstanding ability in the classroom and receive a stipend to further their activities.

“I think this program is amazing. One thing that was great was that I learned what job opportunities were out there,” said Joseph Mosley, a 2010 SCI Scholar.

 

About the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI)
SCI America International Group, launched in 1894, is part of the Society of Chemical Industry’s international organization. It provides a unique networking forum for chemical industry leaders, industrial scientists and technologists to exchange new business ideas and best practices. It celebrates achievement to promote public awareness of the contributions of industrial chemistry and inspire students to enter technical careers.

SCI America Section also offers its members the opportunity to become part of an international network of industry thought leaders and researchers. Through specialized conferences, e-events, and publications, it helps foster best practices in fields as diverse as fine and commodity chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, agriculture, and environmental protection.

SCI America events are managed by the Chemical Heritage Foundation.    

Program Contact:
Ron Reynolds
215-873-8244
rreynolds@chemheritage.org

CHF Press Contact:
Neil Gussman
215-873-8262
717-314-2494
neilg@chemheritage.org
 

About the American Chemical Society (ACS)

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 163,000 members, the ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio. For more information, please go to www.acs.org.

About the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

AIChE, founded in 1908, is a professional association of 40,000 chemical engineers in 92 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities, and government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. For more information, please go to www.aiche.org

AIChE Press Contact:
Steve Smith
646 495-1360
steps@aiche.org

 

Need Meeting Space?

CHF’s state-of-the-art conference center is in Philadelphia’s beautiful historic district.

 

Upcoming Events

Meet us in person at one of these events:

Distillations

Listen to the latest episodes of CHF’s award-winning science podcast.