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Megan Cater Successful IChemE / IIChE International Exchange Candidate


28 October 2010

Eight student chemical engineers have been given the opportunity to participate in a free international exchange programme, courtesy of IChemE and the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE). The biennial scheme, which is jointly funded by both institutions, sees four IChemE student members spend a week in India and four Indian chemical engineering students visit the UK.

Megan Cater, a School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 4th year student, was one of 4 students selected from IChemE to participate in the exchange. Students visited the Jocil plant which specialises in the manufacture of soap and places strong values on sustainable energy through its biomass cogeneration power plant and wind farm.

Neil Atkinson, Director of International Development for IChemE welcomed the joint exchange programme and highlighted the impact it will have on their professional development "It is vital for today's young chemical engineers to understand the truly global nature of the process industries. Prospective employers will want new recruits to appreciate the challenges of working for diverse, multi-site companies and the eight students on this exchange programme will get a direct chance to experience this." (source IChemE)

For more information please see the complete news article on theIChemE website.