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Corporate Partners

Abbott Laboratories

  • Corporate partner for graduate and undergraduate symposiums
  • Provides judges for oral and poster presentations
  • Offers tours of their facilities for students
  • Donated $60,000 to Dr. Richard Braatz in February 2011 to support his laboratories, the latest in a series of donations



ADM

  • Corporate partner for graduate and undergraduate symposiums
  • Provides judges for oral and poster presentations





BP

  • Funded stipends for graduate fellowships in the internship semesters of the Tsinghua Program (a partnership between Tsinghua University in China and the University of Illinois)
  • Donated $35,000 for the new curriculum program that includes a team-based design project for students in every grade level
  • Donated $49,500 a year over several years, totaling $150,000 for an experiment upgrade to the distillation column to allow students to use equipment similar to what exists in industry



CITGO

  • Donated $5,000 for scholarships for academic year 2010-11






Diageo Global Supply

  • Donated unit operation funds for an experiment in 2009






The Dow Chemical Company

  • Corporate partner for graduate and undergraduate symposiums
  • Provides judges for oral and poster presentations
  • In December 2012 more than $13M was pledged to the department to support graduate student fellowships, enhance the start-up packages of junior faculty hires, and sponsor three research projects
  • Donated $8,000 for academic year 2010-11, to support student organizations, scholarships and the new curriculum program, adding a team-based design project to core classes for students in every grade level
  • Dr. William (Bill) Banholzer, executive vice president of ventures, new business development and licensing and chief technology officer at Dow Chemical Company, gave the Samuel W. Parr Lecture on Sept. 8, 2011, titled “The Future of Fuels and Feedstocks: Addressing Hype, Limitations and Research Strategies.” Banholzer also spoke in May 2009 at the Alumni Symposium.

ExxonMobil

  • D.M. (Denny) Houston, executive vice president of ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company, presented a seminar to students on resume and interview tips and how to prepare and dress for an interview





Kraft Foods

  • Funded stipends for graduate fellowships in the internship semesters of the Tsinghua Program (a partnership between Tsinghua University in China and the University of Illinois)





PepsiCo

  • Funded stipends for graduate fellowships in the internship semesters of the Tsinghua Program (a partnership between Tsinghua University in China and the University of Illinois)