Navigation Links
Bayer Foundation Grant Creates Graduate Engineering Fellowship at University of Houston
Date:10/18/2007

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bayer Foundation announced today it has awarded a $90,000 grant to the University of Houston's Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (UH CHBE) to establish the Bayer Graduate Fellowship Program.

The fellowship, which is competitive with other prestigious fellowships from the National Science Foundation and elsewhere, will be awarded over a three-year period to a graduate student pursuing a doctoral degree in chemical engineering. The recipient will be identified from a pool of second year students seeking to complete his/her studies.

"We are extremely pleased to make this gift to the University of Houston, an institution whose chemical and biomolecular engineering department is consistently placed among the top echelon in the United States for the quality of its faculty, their scholarship and research projects, as well as the quality and number of Ph.D. engineering students it graduates each year," said Willy Scherf, President and CEO, Bayer Corporate and Business Services LLC.

According to UH's CHBE, the department graduates nearly one Ph.D. student per year per faculty member. Presently, there are 14 full-time faculty members in the department.

"As a leading producer of polymers and high-performance plastics, we at Bayer MaterialScience are also impressed with the department's particular strengths in the areas of chemical reaction engineering, process engineering and control, and mathematical modeling," said Gregory S. Babe, President and CEO, Bayer MaterialScience LLC. "We are very aware of the fact that the growth of biotechnology and materials, including polymeric and bio- or plant-based materials, is producing a new group of graduates highly skilled in specialty products spanning polymers and biomaterials and that many of these graduates are coming out the University of Houston CHBE program."

Both Bayer MaterialScience and Bayer Corporate and Business Services (BCBS) share a facility in Baytown, Texas.

"We are extremely grateful to the Bayer Foundation for this grant," said Mike Harold, chairman of the CHBE Department. "The University of Houston Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is committed to producing doctoral students who have been educated in the fundamentals of our field and who have used that knowledge to carry out pioneering research. By establishing this fellowship, Bayer is helping us further this commitment."

About The Bayer Foundation

The Bayer Foundation is an endowed 501(c)(3) entity and is the primary source of Bayer Corporation's philanthropy in the United States. With a programmatic focus on civic and social service programs, education and workforce development, arts and culture, and health and human services, the Bayer Foundation creates and supports partnerships that improve communities in which Bayer employees live and work.

About Bayer Corporation

Bayer Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, is a subsidiary of Bayer AG, an international health care, nutrition and innovative materials group based in Leverkusen, Germany. In North America, Bayer had 2006 net sales of 7.8 billion euros and employed 17,200 at year end. Bayer's three subgroups, Bayer HealthCare, Bayer CropScience and Bayer MaterialScience, improve people's lives through a broad range of essential products that help prevent and treat diseases; protect crops and enhance yields; and advance automobile safety and durability. In addition, Bayer Corporate and Business Services provides business-critical services and market-competitive solutions to Bayer subgroups in the North American Region.

About University of Houston

The University of Houston, Texas' premier metropolitan research and teaching institution, is home to more than 40 research centers and institutes and sponsors more than 300 partnerships with corporate, civic and governmental entities. UH, the most diverse research university in the country, stands at the forefront of education, research and service with more than 35,000 students.

About University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

UH Cullen College of Engineering has produced five U.S. astronauts, ten members of the National Academy of Engineering, and degree programs that have ranked high nationally. With more than 2,600 students, the college offers accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees in biomedical, chemical, civil and environmental, electrical and computer, industrial, and mechanical engineering. It also offers specialized programs in aerospace, materials, petroleum engineering and telecommunications.

Find more information at http://www.BayerUS.com.

Forward-Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in our annual and interim reports filed with the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Bayer Corporation
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Bayer Voluntarily Withdraws BAYCOL - A Drug Associated With 50 Deaths
2. Bayer Wins Positive Response For Marketing Its Cancer Drug
3. Genomatix Licensed By Bayer Healthcare
4. Bayer to Market Biocon Insulin in China
5. Test for Esophageal Reflux Licensed to Bayer by University
6. Bayer and Onyx Submit Supplemental New Drug Application for Nexavar to Treat Liver Cancer
7. Dow Acquires Wolff Walsrode from Bayer
8. Woodruff Foundation Grant To Support Doctorate Of Nursing Practice Program
9. Kalam To Lay Foundation Of Vellore Research Center
10. Nippon Foundation To Help Leprosy Patients
11. Parents Launch SV40 Cancer Foundation In Memory of Son
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... As health professionals work to ... “patient engagement.” The patient is doing more than filling out a survey; in many ... is an increasing emphasis in health care and research on the importance of active ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The International Association of Eating ... excellence for the field of eating disorders, announces the opening of early registration ... Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. , The annual ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the ... national organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps ... provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of ... collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event ... wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, ... week that explains one of the most popular and least understood books in the ... cryptic and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/23/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017 Janssen Biotech, Inc. ... response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... of sirukumab for the treatment of moderately to severely ... additional clinical data are needed to further evaluate the ... severely active RA. ...
(Date:9/19/2017)...   ZirMed Inc ., a recognized leader in cloud-based ... has been ranked #1 by its users for the seventh ... User Survey. ZirMed was recognized as the top-ranked end-to-end revenue ... centers over 200 beds and holds one of the longest ... history. ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... NEW YORK , Sept. 12, 2017   EcoVadis , the ... chains, has published the first annual edition of its Global CSR Risk ... 20,400 companies evaluated by EcoVadis, based on Scorecard Ratings that analyzed nearly ... ... Performance Index ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: