Chemical Engineering Students Win Second Prize in National Competition

September 2011 By

Jonathan Jones, Brittany Quigley and David Quigley, chemical engineering students at the University of Mississippi, recently won second prize in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' 2011 Student Design Competition.

The students won in the Team Category where they were asked to design a Gas to Liquids Plant preliminary design package. They competed against dozens of chemical engineering programs across the nation who put forward one solution to the design problem.

Each year, chemical engineers from a designated company devise and judge a student contest problem that typifies a real chemical engineering design situation. The problem's solution requires a wide range of skills in calculation and evaluation of both technical data and economic factors.

This is the third year that the University of Mississippi participated in the competition. In 2009, the student team won first place nationally.

The School of Engineering and provost sent the department and team letters of congratulations with a mention in the provost's "Points of Pride" report.