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The 2018 Chopey Scholarship

By Dorothy Lozowski, |

Since 1902, Chemical Engineering has been a leading source for practical technology information and news for the chemical process industries (CPI). Additionally, we strive to bring recognition to, and help advance the chemical engineering profession. With that in mind, in 2007, Chemical Engineering established the annual Chopey Scholarship for Chemical Engineering Excellence to offer assistance to a student who is working toward a degree in chemical engineering. The award is named after Nicholas P. Chopey, the magazine’s former Editor-in-Chief, who devoted over 47 years of his professional career to this magazine.


A.C. Carlton

A.C. Carlton

The 2018 award winner

Congratulations to this year’s scholarship winner, A.C. Carlton. Carlton just completed an engineering co-op assignment at Kimberly-Clark in South Carolina where she was part of the Product and Process Improvement Team. This summer, she is working as an intern with Valero at its petroleum refinery in St. Charles, La., and is gaining experience in environmental engineering by working on projects designed to monitor emissions data for EPA compliance. She is enrolled as a junior for the fall semester at the University of Oklahoma and plans to graduate with a degree in chemical engineering in May 2020. Carlton is also a National Merit Scholar and she serves as the president of the oSTEM ( chapter at the University of Oklahoma. We wish her all the best as she continues her education in chemical engineering.


About the scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to current third-year students who are enrolled in a full time undergraduate course of study in chemical engineering at one of the following four-year colleges or universities, which include Chopey’s alma mater and those of our editorial staff: the University at Buffalo, University of Kansas, Columbia University, University of Virginia, Rutgers University and the University of Oklahoma.

The scholarship is a one-time award. The program utilizes standard Scholarship America recipient selection procedures, including the consideration of past academic performance and future potential, leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, and statement of career and educational goals.

More information about the award, including how to apply and how to contribute a donation, can be found at


In this issue

Our July issue presents practical information on a wide variety of topics, including how to maintain the quality of heat transfer fluids in our Cover Story. Flow measurement and control is discussed in our two-part Feature Report, which includes an overview of selection criteria for measuring gas flow, and takes a deep dive into handling flow measurement of hazardous materials. Safety is also the focus of our Environmental Manager article on plant expansions and modifications. There is much more in our Newsfronts and in our regular departments. We hope you enjoy reading.


Dorothy Lozowski, Editorial Director

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