Student Applies Technical and Collaborative Skills during Summer Internship at Dow
Jessica Ewbank, a PhD candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, spent the summer of 2014 working in the hydrocarbons division at the Freeport, TX operations of Dow Chemical. During the internship she worked on proprietary ethylene epoxidation chemistry and applied catalyst testing and characterization skills acquired during her thesis work at RBI.
“In addition to technical skills, the internship required a great deal of teamwork,” she commented. “I am fortunate to have worked in RBI’s collaborative environment to adequately prepare me for this task. Further, the insight I gained to conducting industrial research will be of tremendous value in completing my PhD.”
She expects to complete her degree this winter. Professor Carsten Sievers is her advisor.