A chemical engineering student from Missouri University of Science and Technology has been named a Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) Scholar. He will spend 10 weeks this summer in an internship with DuPont in Wilmington, Del.
Levi Gildehaus was selected by the SCI America International Group to participate in its internship program after a rigorous application process. Approximately 300 students from around the nation applied for 35 internships.
Gildehaus will start his DuPont internship on June 2, which happens to be his birthday. He will be a part of the crop protection formulations group, where he will work to improve the quantity, quality and sustainability of the world’s food supply. Gildehaus currently interns at Brewer Science Inc. in Rolla, Mo., where he works to bond wafers and various coatings to semiconductors.
“I chose to apply for the society’s DuPont internship because of the hands-on description of the work and the fact that it was more of a chemical engineering position than the other options, which seemed to focus solely on chemistry,” explains Gildehaus, a junior in chemical engineering from Washington, Mo.