ARCHIVE July, 2013

July 2013 Newsletter Available

The July 2013 Newsletter is now available at this location.

Mark Bricka Receives USDA Funding

Dr. Mark Bricka has received $130,000 from the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture through the Sun Grant program for a project titled: “Biomass Gasification: Development and Evaluation of a Cost Effective Bimetallic Clay Catalyst for Woody Biomass Syngas Tar Destruction.” Congratulations, Dr. Bricka!

Meeks Family Supports AIChE Student Chapter

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Meeks has established a gift to provide $1,000 to the AIChE Student Chapter Endowment and also $4,000 to the Bynum L. Meeks Endowed Scholarship in the College of Forest Resources. Mr. Meeks is a 1987 graduate of the Chemical Engineering program at Mississippi State University.

CHE Alumna Highlighted by SME

CHE alumna Lauren Welch was recognized by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers as one of “30 under 30.” Congratulations, Lauren! The story is available here: http://www.sme.org/welch/  

Matching Gifts Close Out Fiscal Year

The Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering has received matching corporate gifts: BHP Billiton Petroleum – $3,000 Entergy Corporation – $1,960 Dow Chemical USA – $1,000 These gifts are for the Chemical Engineering Advancement Fund – used to support improvements in our educational programs. We are grateful to our alumni and corporate sponsors for […]

Dr. Rebecca Toghiani Granted Emerita Status

Dr. Rebecca Toghiani, who recently retired from the Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering, has been granted the status of Professor Emerita of Chemical Engineering. Emeritus/Emerita faculty status is an honorary rank awarded to a retired faculty member who has served the university with distinction. Congratulations, Dr. R!