Steve grew up in Hudsonville, Michigan, the city of salad. In the summer of 2010 he interned at Boehringer-Ingelheim at their headquarters in Germany, working in a development lab on part of a Hepatitis C formulation. Steve has also done research with Professors VanAntwerp and Wentzheimer on the potential of several woody invasive species for biofuel conversion. He enjoys cycling tours, running and camping with family and friends. After graduation Steve will pursue a Ph.D. in chemical engineering at The Pennsylvania State University.
Eric Michel grew up in Naperville, IL, where he graduated from
Naperville Central High School. While in school Eric had two
internship opportunites at CITGO Lemont Refinery in Lemont, IL where he learned a lot about petroleum refining. After graduation Eric plans to head south. He has accepted a job with CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery in Corpus Christi, TX.
Nate grew up in Springboro, OH, a suburb of Dayton OH. Nate enjoys reading and tinkering with his computer in his free time. In the summer of 2010 Nate did research with Professor Muyskens in the Chemistry Department on the photochemical reactions of fluorinated acetylacetones from a computational standpoint. Nate plans to pursue a Ph.D. in chemical engineering at The Pennsylvania State University
Mark was raised in the rolling green hills of Sussex, NJ. In the summer of 2010 he interned at International Flavor & Fragrances at their creative center in Hazlet, NJ. With IFF, he helped research new fragrance materials for SC Johnson and developed software to interface with the company's chemical database. Mark enjoys traveling, discovering new places and has a passion for computers and technology. After graduating, Mark plans to work with IBM as a process engineer at their East Fishkill semiconductor fabrication plant.
Caleb is a native of Saranac, Michigan where he grew up on a small dairy farm. Caleb has previously worked as a research fellow in the lab of Calvin professor Chad Tatko where he modeled small protein structures using nuclear magnetic resonance. He also spent the last summer working at Siemens Oil & Gas Consulting in Houston, Texas performing process safety analyses of oil refineries. He plans to return to Siemens after graduation as a process safety consultant.