ScaleUp Sponsors Essay Contest Travel Award for the Annual Student Conference

ScaleUp Sponsors Essay Contest Travel Award for the Annual Student Conference

Under the aegis of AIChE and its ScaleUp Program, ScaleUp corporate sponsors are awarding $500 scholarships which may be used as travel stipends for this year's AIChE Annual Student Conference. To qualify, students must have a declared major in chemical engineering and complete a written essay on one of the following topics as determined by the corporate sponsor:

 

Deadline: 
August 1, 2018
Award Administrator(s): 
Award: 

$500 scholarships which may be used as travel stipends for this year’s AIChE Annual Student Conference.  

Instructions: 

Submit an essay (500 words maximum) in response to one of the below ScaleUp Sponsor essay questions by completing the AIChE ScaleUp Sponsors Essay Contest Form

Essays must be submitted in MSWord format, with the author's name, school, and email address on the first page of the essay. 

 

2018 Essay Topics

 

Chevron:

Process Safety relies on appropriately designing, constructing, operating and maintaining facilities that process or handle potentially hazardous materials or energy to prevent releases of flammable or toxic fluids or energy.  What is the role of process safety for a chemical engineer within the energy industry?

 

Air Products:

TBD

 

Corning:

What future direction or development in chemical engineering do you think will be crucial to improving deficiencies in global clean water, food, or energy for the coming generations, and why?

 

DOW:

As a chemical engineer, you will use your skills to benefit others with innovative solutions to complex problems, create business opportunities through accurate economics analyses of the options, and protect personnel and the community from the inherent hazards of chemistry.  
 
In which of these areas do you think you can have the most impact and why?

 

UOP:

Today’s scientific and technical literature is replete with references to Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning, Deep learning, Big Data, etc.  These information technologies are also starting to gain a foothold in our daily lives.    
 
How will this technology trend impact the chemical engineering profession over the next 15 years?
 

 

Winners will be notified via email in early September.

If you have any questions, contact us at studentchapters@aiche.org

Award Winners

Julia Sawaya
University of California, Berkeley (Chevron Essay Winner)
2017
Benjamin Valley
Wayne State University (Chevron Essay Winner)
2017
Brandon Kim
University of California, Berkeley (Corning Award)
2017
Austin Fehr
University of Tulsa (DOW Essay Winner)
2017
Ali Alkarni
Washington State University (UOP Essay Winner)
2017
Michael Doane
University of Massachusetts, Lowell (UOP Essay Winner)
2017
Maxwell Maritato
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Dow Essay Winner)
2016
Jonah Williams
Rutgers University (UOP Essay Winner)
2016
Mary Holleran
Tulane University (Chevron Essay Winner)
2016
Jordan Montgomery
Arizona State University (Chevron Essay Winner)
2016
Aaron Lindsay
New Mexico State University (UOP Essay Winner)
2015
Aini Palizhati
North Carolina State University (Chevron Essay Winner)
2015
Emmanuelle Wango
Prairie View A&M University (Chevron Essay Winner)
2015
John Hursh
University of Florida (Dow Essay Winner)
2015
Tarynn Huitt
Rowan University (UOP Essay Winner)
2014
Sam Albert
Oregon State University (Chevron Essay Winner)
2014
Joshua Schley
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (Dow Essay Winner)
2014
Michael Richards
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (Chevron Essay Winner)
2014