February 26, 2009

As part of DuPont’s long-standing relationship with Louisiana State University (LSU), DuPont announced its plans to once again sponsor scholarships in the Gordon A. & Mary Cain Department of Chemical Engineering (ChE) and the Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department.

Department Chair Dr. Kalliat T. Valsaraj was on hand to receive the check for $1,000 for ChE scholarship. Dr. Dimitris E. Nikitopoulos accepted a check for three ME scholarships. Checks were presented by Technology Manager, Mari Talavera, DuPont Chemical Solutions’ Pontchartrain Plant in LaPlace. Scholarship recipients must be in line to receive a degree in ChE or ME, have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 (in a 4.0 scale), be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and must have demonstrated strengths in technical, interpersonal, and leadership skills.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company founded in 1802 and operating in more than 70 countries. It offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food, building and construction, communications, and transportation.

Article by Brenda Tate, LSU College of Engineering, 225-578-4986, btate8@lsu.edu

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