Jade’s 2nd Annual SPE Scholarship
April 25, 2016
Jade Molds is proud to announce the sponsorship of their second annual Society of Plastics Engineers Foundation scholarship. The Jade scholarship is open to US citizens who are enrolled in plastics education programs, from associates through graduate degrees. More information and applications can be found on the SPE Foundation website.
Jade would like to congratulate the 2015 scholarship winner, Victor Batarseh. Victor is pursuing his Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at Drexel University. He gained valuable experience and further knowledge while working at Arkema, Merck, and GlaxoSmithKline. He has been involved in a wide range of projects – from research and development to finished products.
“Working both at the beginning and end of line granted me a new perspective on the world of plastics, and let me see what really drives research is consumer demand for new and improved products.”
A strong trend that Jade has seen in recent years is the passion and emphasis that young people express for developing materials, products, and processes that help improve overall quality of life. Victor is an excellent example of this! At Arkema, he worked on creating new biopolymer-acrylic blends for medical and consumer applications which would make products more renewable. At Merck and GSK he assisted in evaluating the role of plastics in pharmaceutical packaging and manufacturing, helping to advance their goals of greater sustainability and reduced waste. Victor is excited to be participating in the plastics industry during a time of innovation and change.
“My degrees enable me to improve the lives of others, protect the environment, and move industry forward through sustainable processing and product design.”
Contact Gene Havel at SPE Foundation to sponsor scholarships for plastics students: [email protected]