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Platinum Level Sponsors

Chevron

Chevron is one of the world's largest integrated energy companies. Headquartered in San Ramon, California, we conduct business in more than 100 countries. We are engaged in every aspect of the crude oil and natural gas industry, including exploration and production, manufacturing, marketing and transportation, chemicals manufacturing and sales, geothermal, and power generation. We're also investing in renewables and advanced technologies.

Our diverse and highly skilled global workforce consists of approximately 62,000 employees and about 5,000 service station employees.  In 2008, Chevron produced 2.53 million barrels of net oil-equivalent per day. About 75 percent of that volume occurred outside the United States in more than 20 different countries. Chevron had a global refining capacity of more than 2 million barrels of oil per day at the end of 2008.

We recognize that the world needs all the energy we can develop, in every potential form. That's why our employees work daily to find newer, cleaner ways to power the world. 

For more information visit www.chevron.com

Gold Level Sponsors

Air Products

Air Products touches the lives of consumers around the globe in positive ways every day. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. Our aim at Air Products is to develop lasting relationships with our customers and communities based on human qualities: an understanding of their needs, integrity and honesty in the way we do business, and a passion for exceeding expectations.

Air Products was established in 1940 in Detroit, Michigan, on the strength of a simple but then revolutionary idea: the “on-site” concept of producing and selling industrial gases, primarily oxygen. At the time, most oxygen was sold as a highly compressed gas product in cylinders that weighed five times more than the gas itself. Air Products proposed building oxygen gas generating facilities adjacent to large-volume users, thereby reducing distribution costs. The concept of piping the gas directly from the generator to the point of use proved sound and technically solvable. 

For more information visit www.airproducts.com.

AspenTech

Aspen Technology is a leading supplier of software that optimizes process manufacturing in oil & gas, refining, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, engineering and construction.  With integrated aspenONE® solutions, AspenTech customers are better able to increase capacity, improve margins, reduce costs, and become more energy efficient.

AspenTech is #1 in Process Engineering Tools worldwide with the most comprehensive and integrated engineering suite including industry-leading simulators such as Aspen Plus® and Aspen HYSYS®. AspenTech is also a top provider of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Advanced Process Control (APC), and Supply Chain Management (SCM) solutions for petroleum and chemical industries.  Our customers include over 1,500 companies spanning all process segments, in addition to hundreds of universities and research labs.

Founded in 1981, AspenTech grew out of MIT’s Advanced Systems for Process Engineering (ASPEN) project.  Headquartered in Burlington, MA, AspenTech is a diverse company with 26 offices worldwide, over 1,200 employees with expertise in the industries we serve, and a culture of leadership and innovation enabling creative problem-solvers to work on the next generation of industry challenges. 

For more information visit www.aspentech.com.

Bayer Material Science

Bayer MaterialScience LLC, a leading producer of polymers and high-performance plastics in North America, is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business.  With nearly 15,000 employees at 30 production locations worldwide, Bayer MaterialScience’s focus on sustainability is underscored by its  commitment to innovation, product stewardship, corporate management excellence, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

The high-tech polymer materials manufactured by the company are found in products used in daily life, most notably in the automotive, electrical and electronic, construction, medical, sports and leisure sectors. Given the nature of these industries, many of the company’s businesses involve careers heavily geared to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).   To date, approximately 22% of Bayer’s 2,400 U.S. employees have jobs directly related to engineering. 

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Bayer MaterialScience employees are regarded as the company’s most important asset.  As such, the company prides itself on its ongoing training and development programs, designed to help employees remain at the top of their fields.   To attract the best and the brightest professionals, Bayer is committed to maintaining a corporate culture that fosters and acknowledges outstanding achievement.  For more information, visit www.bayerus.com

Corning

Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. We create and make keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, over 150 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive collaborative culture. Our products include glass substrates for LCD flat panel televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telephone and internet communication networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.

For more information about Corning, please visit www.corning.com.

Dow

Dow combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2009, Dow had annual sales of $45 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 214 sites in 37 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.

Dupont

Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in approximately 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.

For more information about DuPont visit www.dupont.com.

Merck

 

Today's Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck is known as MSD outside the United States and Canada. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and consumer care and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to healthcare through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. Merck. Be well.

For more information, visit www.merck.com.

Praxair

With 27,000 employees and operations in more than 30 countries, Praxair is focused on helping our customers become more profitable, efficient and environmentally friendly. A Fortune 300 company with 2009 sales of $9 billion, Praxair supplies atmospheric, process and specialty gases, high-performance coatings, and related services and technologies.

For more than 100 years, Praxair has taken something as fundamental as air and turned it into ways to make food taste better, plants operate more cleanly and efficiently, breathing easier – in short, to make all our lives better. Using our expertise as one of the leading industrial gases companies in the world, we’re developing ever more inventive ways to meet the demands of today’s complex world, while preserving the promise of the future.

By applying innovative thinking and diverse points of view to pressing, real-world problems, our employees are creating the technology, products and services that make a difference to the lives of people everywhere. Just as Praxair serves diverse customers around the world, we work hard to identify, attract, develop and retain qualified individuals from a diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. 

For more information visit www.praxair.com.

UOP

UOP LLC, headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, USA, is a leading international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, process plants, and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. UOP has been delivering cutting-edge technology to these industries for over 90 years.

The company’s roots date back to 1914, when the revolutionary Dubbs thermal cracking process created the technological foundation for today’s modern refining industry. In the ensuing decades, UOP engineers have generated thousands of patents, leading to important advances in process technology, profitability consultation, and equipment design. In addition, our latest proprietary discovery methods for identifying new catalysts and adsorbents are enabling us to bring such products to the marketplace faster than ever before.

UOP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. and is part of Honeywell’s Specialty Materials strategic business group.

For more information visit www.uop.com.

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