Trine team wins competition at
chemical engineering conference

ANGOLA, Ind. – A group of Trine University students recently won a competition during the North Central Regional Student Conference of  the American Institute of Chemical Engineers at the University of Cincinnati.

On March 23, Trine students beat eight teams to take first place in Chemical Engineering Jeopardy. They competed against teams from McMaster University, Miami University, Purdue University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, University of Akron, University of Illinois, University of Michigan and University of Minnesota.

Trine students on the winning team were:

Nick Kelsey, a Peru, Ill., junior majoring in chemical engineering;

Antonio Lee, a Fort Wayne senior majoring in chemical engineering;

Robert Mauck, an Elkhart senior majoring in chemical engineering;

Tim Stein, a New Haven junior majoring in chemical engineering;

Zach Titkemeier, a Luckey, Ohio, sophomore majoring in chemical engineering;

Ben Witter, a Naples, Fla., junior majoring in chemical engineering.

A. Allen Hersel, Ph.D., an associate professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, traveled with the team.