UL Lafayette welcomed Chevron drilling professionals today. Dean Newsom, Deep Water Exploration Drilling Engineerin
Congratulations to Mathew Crawford, David Shoemaker, Anh Tran and Paul Robicheaux who placed 1st in the International Chem-E Sports Competition during the annual meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in Orlando, FL. This year’s competition had teams operate a simulated distillation column, using software of the type refinery workers train with. The competitors were given real-life scenarios that could be observed in a plant and an objective to complete within a given timeframe. The competition is open to both academia and industry.
Dhan Lord Fortela and Ashley Mikolajczyk, instructors in the Department of Chemical Engineering, co-advised the team.
Special thanks to Chelsey Martin of Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals for water-intensive industries, who gave our team incredible support.
Other competitors included teams from Cal Poly Pomona; Carnegie Mellon University; Lehigh University; New Jersey Institute of Technology; New Mexico State University; Tulane University; University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Irvine; the United States Military Academy at West Point; the University of South Florida; the University of Tulsa; the University of Virginia; the University of Waterloo and Youngstown State University.
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Pictured from left to right: Anh Tran, Mathew Crawford, top: David Shoemaker, and Paul Robicheaux