The Department of Chemical Engineering is building the Valero Experiential Learning Laboratory with a $ 1 million gift from Valero Energy Corporation, a San Antonio-based Fortune 50 Company. The new laboratory will be located in the old Petroleum Engineering building and will nearly double the space of the current laboratory, which has been housed in the basement of the ChE building for the last fifty years. The gift will ensure that ChE undergraudates have access to world-class learning facilities. In addition to showcasing small-scale and benchtop experiments, several new experiments are planned, including a process control trainer and reaction engineering equipment. The new laboratory will also contain separate areas for materials and bioengineering experiments. The investment by Valero is a testament to the quality of the graduates from chemical engineering at Texas Tech. The result of the investment will be even better engineers who, in the long tradition of Texas Tech, are practical, innovative, and prepared to be future leaders. Read more at http://today.ttu.edu/posts/2017/08/valero-gift
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