Dow Award Means More than Recognition for Chemical Engineering Student

The 36th Dow Award was presented to Jaume Albornà Montserrat during a ceremony April 2 at the company’s facilities in Tarragona, Spain. The event, which was widely covered by the media, was hosted by Jim Fitterling, Dow´s executive vice president for Feedstocks, Performance Plastics and Supply Chain, and Felip Puig i Godes, Minister of Enterprise and Occupation of the Catalan Regional Government.

The award was created in 1978 through collaboration between Dow and Rovira i Virgili University. It rewards human and academic merit, as well as the professional and research projects of students who have just completed higher studies in chemical engineering at the university. Since 2013, the Dow Award also has come with a job opportunity: the winner receives an offer of a chemical engineering-related job within the geographic framework of Dow EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

 “We encourage high-quality education through opportunities such as the one offered by this Dow Award,” Country Leader Anton Valero said during the presentation ceremony. “The aim is ultimately to strengthen our chemical complex and the excellence of our university by opening up to the world as a field of opportunities, because the world is a great opportunity in itself.”