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Chemical Engineering Student Awarded FutureFuel Scholarship 2022


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Lashae Hall

Lashae Hall, a Chemical Engineering student at the College of Engineering, has been awarded the 2022 FutureFuel Scholarship. The Terry Martin Endowed Outstanding Intern Award, sponsored by FutureFuel Chemical Company, is a $1,000 scholarship offered annually to an intern or exceptional trainees.

Hall spent this summer as a wastewater engineering intern at the Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment’s Office of Water Quality.

“I was able to complete a project including over 100 water sources across Arkansas and their flow data, from which I had to interpret, categorize and summarize the average and predicted amounts of certain minerals in each category “Hall said. “I am also involved in drafting permits, as well as site inspections, which involve monitoring and evaluating minerals, nutrients and other water content for different watercourses across the country. ‘Arkansas in order to compare them to the regulatory stipulations.”

Hall said she was also able to attend the Environmental Protection AgencyAir Sensor Lending Pilot Programs: Successes, New Resources, and Lessons Learned” to expand his knowledge of air quality occurrences in industry.

“This internship had a huge impact on my career choice as well as my professional network. As the recipient of this scholarship, I am very grateful to the FutureFuel Chemical Company for investing in my education and celebrating my accomplishments at the as I progress in my career,” she said.

The scholarship was established in 2014 by FutureFuel in recognition of Terry Martin, Acting Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Martin provided services and mentorship to students in the Department of Electrical Engineering and the College of Engineering during his tenure as a faculty member, Deputy Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, and Senior Associate Dean for Academics.

The scholarship is open to College of Engineering students who have completed a full-time or part-time internship during the academic year. Preference is given to majors in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Computer Science.