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UK Engineering Student Listed Among
Top Co-op Participants

By George Lewis

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David Christian

Christian, of Elizabethtown, worked at DuPont Washington Works, Parkersburg, W. Va., in the polymer research division on projects involving process and product development. The legal staff at DuPont is investigating a patent disclosure covering the intellectual property that Christian’s team generated in extrusion process modification. One of his larger projects involved developing a scope of work for an in-house product migration. During his third co-op tour, David developed physical testing methods for approval of raw material change to an in-house source. The CEO of DuPont labeled this project as “top priority.”

 

March 19, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- David Christian, a senior chemical engineering student in the University of Kentucky College of Engineering, is listed among the nation’s top three engineering co-op students by the National Cooperative Educational Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

Engineering Cooperative Education is a structured educational strategy combining classroom learning with productive work experience in a field related to a student's academic and career goals. Engineering students are employed in full time, paid positions by industry, business and government organizations across the country for alternating periods of study and work.

Christian, of Elizabethtown, worked at DuPont Washington Works, Parkersburg, W. Va., in the polymer research division on projects involving process and product development. The legal staff at DuPont is investigating a patent disclosure covering the intellectual property that Christian’s team generated in extrusion process modification. One of his larger projects involved developing a scope of work for an in-house product migration. During his third co-op tour, David developed physical testing methods for approval of raw material change to an in-house source. The CEO of DuPont labeled this project as “top priority.”

Christian, who has a 3.97 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, is a recipient of a UK Presidential Scholarship. He made the dean’s list for seven semesters and is a member of Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, Omega Chi Epsilon Chemical Engineering Honor Society, Golden Key National Honor Society, and Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society. Christian said his experience with DuPont motivated him to continue his education in pursuit of a doctorate.


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