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CHE Graduate Student Recognized for Awards

Erick S. Vasquez, a Ph.D. Graduate Student in Chemical Engineering, has received a number of research and awards since joining MSU in 2009. In 2012, he represented MSU at the 2012 National Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) conference. Most recently Erick was selected to present his research as part of the Excellence in Graduate…

February 12, 2013


Dow Chemical Supports CHE Program

The Dow Chemical Company has provided $6,800 to the Swalm School of Chemical Engineering to support chemical engineering senior design, student organizations, and laboratory operations. We are grateful to Dow for their support.

February 4, 2013


CHE Staff Member Receives Travel Grant

CHE Staff Member Patrisha Pham has received a $1,000 travel grant from the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) to attend the 11th Annual NPA meeting.

January 22, 2013


CHE Students Receive College Scholarships

A total of 39 CHE freshman students have received scholarships for 4 or 8 semesters, at a level between $750 – $1,500 per semester. The grand total of these awards is $310,000. The CHE School is grateful to the donors of these scholarships, which enable us to attract students of the highest quality.

January 8, 2013


Marathon Petroleum Supports CHE

Marathon Petroleum has provided a gift of $2,000 to support faculty and instructional activities in the Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering. We are grateful for this support which allows for us to maintain the high quality of our teaching and research programs.

January 8, 2013


2012 Newsletter Now Online

The 2012 CHE Newsletter is now online – click here to view it and have a great holiday season!  

December 19, 2012


New MDA Awards to CHE Faculty

The Mississippi Development Authority has supported two research projects through KiOR: Step-wise Characterization of KiOR ReCrude (Dr. Keisha Walters, $55,000) Use of Kenaf to Remove Organics from Waters Generated During Bio-Oil Production (Dr. Rafael Hernandez, $40,000)

December 19, 2012


CHE Undergraduate Chosen as Co-Op of the Year

CHE undergraduate student Kelsey LeSaicherre has been chosen as the 2012 Epting/Mathews Co-Op Student of the Year! Kelsey served three co-op terms with Marathon Petroleum Company. Congratulations, Kelsey!  

October 18, 2012


Southern Ionics and Henry Family Support Endowments

The Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering has recently received endowment support in several areas. These are: Southern Ionics Incorporated has provided an initial gift of $300,000 towards a pledge of $1,500,000 to fund the Southern Ionics Chair. A national search is expected to begin in the 2013-2014 academic year. The Hunter W. Henry,…

October 18, 2012


Todd French to Chair Working Group

Dr. Todd French has been selected to chair the 2012-2013 Energy Working Group at Mississippi State University. This group is composed of researchers from several colleges at the university, including several members from chemical engineering.

October 15, 2012