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Two Grove School students are SCI Scholars

SCI Scholars Isamar Garrido Rodriguez and Patrick Tuttle
SCI Scholars Isamar Garrido Rodriguez and Patrick Tuttle.

The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering students Isamar Garrido Rodriguez and Patrick Tuttle are 2017 Society of Chemical Industry Scholars. The SCI Program provides each chemical engineering major with industry experience through a 10-week summer internship and a work stipend.

“Being introduced to the SCI Program provided me with the opportunity to apply to companies I would not have direct access to.  Like most degrees, internships are a mandatory requirement for most jobs nowadays; gaining industry experience, especially at a Fortune 500 company, is invaluable for future perspective jobs,” said Tuttle, a U.S. Navy veteran.

Tuttle will intern at Dow Chemical in Midland, Michigan, and is assigned to the Chlorpyrifos Manufacturing Department, while Rodriguez will intern at Great Lake Solutions of Chemtura in El Dorado, Arkansas. She will use data analysis tools and methodology to develop continuous improvement plans and plant equipment.

“I have participated in research for more than two years, and I wanted to see how different research is from industry experience,” said the Bronx resident who is currently conducting research on sorption-enhanced catalysis for methane reforming.  “This internship will help me decide between going straight for my PhD upon graduation or getting an industry career.”

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