More than 150 students, alumni, and faculty gathered in March for a two-day chemical and biomolecular engineering symposium at Acopian Engineering Center. The event began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new state-of-the-art distillation column and comments by Steve Pryor ’71 (below), president of ExxonMobil Chemical and vice president of Lafayette’s Board of Trustees.
Seth Gottlund ’14 and Christina Cucinotta ’14, chemical engineering majors, helped organize the event, which included panel discussions, tours of the lab facilities, and a student poster session.
Gottlund, who worked on the distillation column, began a position at Air Products & Chemicals in Texas after graduation. Cucinotta, who completed her chemical engineering degree, will complete an A.B. degree in international studies next year.
Other speakers included David Shriner-Cahn ’75, founder and president of TEND Strategic Partners; Paul Greene ’84, vice president of O’Brien & Gere; Tony Fernandez ’81, executive vice president and chief supply chain officer, Pinnacle Foods; and Dan Connolly ’02, project leader, Dow Coating Materials.
Photos by Chuck Zovko