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ScaleUp Sponsors Essay Contest

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:


Award details

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

DeadlineAugust 1, 2020
AdministratorsStudent Chapters Committee
Nomination 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. 


2020 Essay Topics


Diversity and inclusion (D&I) are core values for Chevron.  We learn from and respect the cultures in which we operate and we have an inclusive work environment that values the uniqueness and diversity of individual talents, experiences and ideas.  How do you embrace D&I in your college experiences?  How will you promote D&I in the workplace as a professional chemical engineer?

Honeywell UOP:

The chemical processing industries continue to innovate and develop more sustainable products. For example, advances are being driven in Decarbonization and Plastics Recycling in recent years. Simultaneously, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are rapidly changing the way we ideate, invent and develop products in many industries. How can AI and ML be used more effectively by chemical engineers to pivot towards a more sustainable future?


Winners will be notified via email in early September.

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SponsorsChevron Corporation, Honeywell UOP

Award Winners

  • Julia Sanger
    Bucknell University

  • Richa Ghosh
    University of California, Los Angeles

  • Varun Desai
    National University of Singapore

  • Michael Doane
    University of Massachusetts Lowell (UOP Essay Winner)

  • Megan Grossman
    Bucknell University (Dow Essay Winner)

  • Avery Rosh
    Bucknell University (Corning Essay Winner)

  • Jefferson Quiroz
    Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Medellín (Chevron Essay Winner)

  • David Gardner
    Howard University (Chevron Essay Winner)

  • Wyckliffe Aluga
    University of California, Berkeley (Air Products Essay Winner)

  • Julia Sawaya
    University of California, Berkeley (Chevron Essay Winner)