Four Chemical Engineering students receive scholarships; will compete for an internship placement at Honeywell UOP’s Research and Development Center near Chicago, U.S.A
CAIRO, Egypt, Dec. 15, 2017 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has awarded scholarships to four students from the chemical engineering department of Cairo University, as part of its commitment to developing young engineering talent in Egypt. The announcement was made at an event hosted by Cairo University’s faculty of engineering, and attended by Khaled Hashem, president for Honeywell in Egypt and Libya; Jim Rekoske, vice president and chief technology officer at UOP; Prof. Dr. El Khosht, president of Cairo University; Prof. Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Tag Eldin, dean of Cairo University’s faculty of engineering; and Prof. Dr. Ehab Fouad Abadir, head of the university’s chemical engineering department.
As part of the scholarship program, the four students — Nada Mohamed Baha’a El Din Zaghloul, Ahmed Hesham Yousry, Alaa Ashraf and Hossam Mohamed — each were awarded US$1,000 by Honeywell UOP. The students were among 14 candidates from the university who went through a campus interview process led by Honeywell UOP, with criteria developed in concert with the faculty.
“The Honeywell UOP scholarship program is part of Honeywell’s investment in building the engineering talent in Egypt, and in recognition of the excellent academic potential here,” Rekoske said. “This program is a result of our ongoing collaboration with Cairo University, and we’re looking forward to continuing this relationship for years to come.”
In addition, one of the four students will be selected to attend a seven-week internship program at the Honeywell UOP Research and Development Center located near Chicago next year. This is the second year that Honeywell has sponsored this scholarship program with an internship.
“The recognition we earned through the Honeywell UOP scholarship program is a testament to the education we have received at Cairo University,” said recipient Nada Zaghloul. “This internship is an invaluable opportunity to advance my career, and I look forward to developing my skills so I can contribute to the growth of Egypt’s oil and gas sector.”
Honeywell has a 50-year track record of working on many of Egypt’s most significant energy and infrastructure projects. The company’s vast technology portfolio spans refining and petrochemical technologies, catalysts, process and control systems, renewable fuels and chemicals and specialty materials. It also includes industrial safety equipment, fire, gas and smoke detection products, home and industrial security, scanning and warehouse logistics solutions, cockpit controls, mechanical components and connectivity systems for aircraft, automotive turbochargers, and building management systems.
Honeywell UOP (www.uop.com) is a leading international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment, and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. Honeywell UOP is part of Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group, which also includes Honeywell Process Solutions (www.honeywellprocess.com), a pioneer in automation control, instrumentation and services for the oil and gas, refining, petrochemical, chemical and other industries.
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