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Bayer Graduate Fellowship

Bayer logoThe Chemistry and Chemical Engineering departments have received a $583,000 grant from the Bayer Foundation for graduate fellowships over the next five years. These funds will be used to support two Ph.D. students doing interdisciplinary research in chemical engineering and chemistry, particularly in the areas of polymer characterization and computational chemistry and modeling, and one Ph.D. student doing research in process systems engineering.

These innovative fellowships enable students to gain experience in interdisciplinary collaboration which has rapidly become a priority within the chemical industry. Bayer Graduate Fellows will participate in summer internships where they can best prepare for the expectations of industrial research. The Bayer Fellows will also be co-advised by a chemist and a chemical engineer to further facilitate learning about communication and collaboration in an interdisciplinary team.

Both departments will use these fellowships to recruit the best and brightest students and, as much as possible, to attract competitive students who are underrepresented in the university and the chemical industry. The departments will jointly select the best candidates early in Spring 2003 from those admitted for 2002-2003 and those who may be accepted before the decision date. More information is available on this web site. Interested students should contact Rea Freeland, Associate Head, at rf51@andrew.cmu.edu or (412) 268-7981.

November 2002