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FOSSI Scholar and Sponsor Photos

Below are some recent photos of FOSSI Scholars with representatives of sponsoring companies. We'll be adding more photos as the FOSSI program continues.

BASF
Michael Heinz, Chairman & CEO of BASF, got to know some BASF FOSSI scholars who will be joining BASF’s summer 2024 internship program.
Chemours
Brian Ibezim, electrical engineering major at Tennessee State University, with Chris Hickey, Chemours, during his Summer 2024 internship at the Chemours Belle Plant in West Virginia.
ExxonMobil
During his internship with ExxonMobil, George Rivers (Virginia State University) spent time with mentor Richard Lee (Global Recruiting Manager at ExxonMobil) and made a new friend!
Chemours
Chemours FOSSI scholar and summer intern, James Howell, Tennessee State (pictured on the far right), at “Intern Delaware,” which provides programming for interns in the state.
Chemours
Najwa Corum, Early Career Program Leader, Chemours catches up with 2023 FOSSI scholar Chance Williams (Alabama A&M University) at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) 50th Convention in Atlanta, GA.
FOSSI Roundtable
FOSSI scholars Carol Akpan (Prairie View A&M University) and Liyah Wilson (North Carolina A&T State University) share their thoughts with Bruce Chinn, CEO, Chevron Phillips Chemical, and other FOSSI sponsors during a roundtable discussion at the 2024 AIChE Spring Meeting in New Orleans.
DuPont
FOSSI Scholars pose with DuPont water bottles at DuPont headquarters in Wilmington, DE, after their 2023 Summer internship.
Eastman
NCA&T University FOSSI scholars spent the day with Eastman Chemical Company, enjoying lunch, networking, and tours of their Fieldale Plant and Performance Films Packaging Facility in Virginia.
Dow & AIChE
FOSSI scholars Carol Akpan (Prairie View A&M University) and Liyah Wilson (North Carolina A&T State University) join Taesia Shello (Dow) and Adrienne Blanks (AIChE) for dinner in the French Quarter ahead of the FOSSI roundtable discussion at the 2024 AIChE Spring Meeting.
SABIC
FOSSI Scholars attended the 2023 FOSSI Summer Summit hosted by SABIC. From L to R: Brandis Nathan, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU); Charlton Cranford, PVAMU; Ja’Rae Raymond, Texas Southern University; and Melea Earley, Howard University.
The AIChE 2024 Spring Meeting
FOSSI scholars Carol Akpan (Prairie View A&M University) and Liyah Wilson (North Carolina A&T State University) enjoy lunch with FOSSI sponsors at the AIChE Spring Meeting in New Orleans.
BASF
BASF Representatives with FOSSI Scholars Jonathan Richards, Ambrose Kee, and Indya Griffin, for a day at North Carolina A&T.
ExxonMobil
Jayla Roashe (Prairie View A&M University) and Trevor Melton (North Carolina A&T State University) participated with 21 other top engineering students in the in the 10th annual ExxonMobil Future Leaders Academy.
Honeywell
Honeywell’s Erin Mead visits their FOSSI Scholars, Kaiden Drain and Alexandra Martin, at Grambling State University.
NYSE
FOSSI Scholars cheer and express their excitement for FOSSI before attending the Closing Bell ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange.
DuPont
DuPont representatives at HBCUWeek in Wilmington, DE, with FOSSI scholar Tyra Ravenell (Alabama A&M).
White House Initiative on HBCUs
FOSSI Scholar Timothy Ford (Howard University), Dr. Kimberly Wise White (ACC), Dr. Tony Allen (Delaware State University) and Bruce Chinn (Chevron Phillips Chemical) participated in a panel at the 2023 National HBCU Week Conference sponsored by the White House's EDI Initiative.
DuPont
Daryl Roberts, DuPont’s Chief Operations & Engineering Officer with FOSSI team and scholars at DuPont Headquarters in Wilmington, DE.
HBCU Week College Fair
FOSSI Sponsors DuPont, AdvanSix, BASF, and Chemours join AIChE Representatives at the FOSSI booth during the HBCU Week College Fair in Wilmington, DE.
DuPont
FOSSI Interns & DuPont coordinators at DuPont Headquarters in Wilmington, DE.
FOSSI Scholars & Sponsors at NYSE
After enjoying lunch, FOSSI Scholars take a group photo with sponsors outside of the New York Stock Exchange, before helping to ring the Closing Bell® on Thursday, December 7th, 2023.
Chevron Phillips Chemical
Prairie View FOSSI scholars, Mar’quis Butler and Nadia Higgins with their mentor at Chevron Phillips Chemical, Vander Breland.
AIChE & Dow
After touring NYSE earlier in the day, FOSSI scholars attend the 2023 AIChE Gala with FOSSI sponsors, Jim Fitterling, Dow Chairman and CEO, and FOSSI Advisory Board Chairman; and John Sampson, Senior Vice President, Operations, Manufacturing and Engineering, Dow.
Eastman
NCA&T University FOSSI scholars spent the day with Eastman Chemical Company, enjoying lunch, networking, and tours of their Fieldale Plant and Performance Films Packaging Facility in Virginia.
ExxonMobil
Prairie View FOSSI Scholar, Khyla Baker, at Prairie View with Taffney Battle and Eryka Johnson of ExxonMobil.
SABIC
At the 2023 FOSSI Summit, FOSSI Scholars listened to Mike McGrew, SABIC, provide instructions for LOTO training.
AIChE
Prairie View FOSSI Scholar, Carol Akkpan, and Lisa Lanzkowsky, AIChE, at Prairie View A&M University.
PPG
FOSSI Scholar Jada Horton of North Carolina A&T State University, Celebrates National Intern Day with PPG.
FOSSI Scholars & Sponsors at NYSE
FOSSI Scholars pose with FOSSI sponsors on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange before the Closing Bell® ceremony on Thursday, December 7th, 2023.
Arkema
Prairie View FOSSI scholar Taijzhane Hanson (middle) enjoys time with two members of her sponsor company, Arkema, during FOSSI's Prairie View A&M University visit in September 2023. There were over 40 FOSSI sponsor company members and 35+ FOSSI scholars.
Quaker Houghton
2022 FOSSI Scholar, Cianni Wallace (far left) participated in a volunteer event, Cradles to Crayons, with other interns and volunteers during her internship with Quaker Houghton.
SABIC
FOSSI Scholars Melea Earley, Howard University, and Ja’Rae Raymond, Texas Southern University, participated in Operation Clean Sweep at the SABIC FOSSI Summit.
Cabot
FOSSI Scholars Ryan Johnson and Walter Howell meet up with Cabot’s Bridget Ray-Canada (middle) on campus at Tennessee State University.
Quaker Houghton
2022 FOSSI Scholar Cianni Wallace, a sophomore majoring in Sustainability at Howard University, had the opportunity to join her sponsor, Quaker Houghton, for an amazing eight-week internship in Philadelphia this summer.
DuPont
FOSSI interns & DuPont early career employees at Wilmington Riverfront Networking Event in 2023.
PPG
FOSSI Scholar Jada Horton of North Carolina A&T State University, attends a Pirates Game during her Summer 2023 Internship at PPG.
Pfizer
During her internship at Pfizer, FOSSI Scholar Korin Murray, a rising junior at North Carolina A&T University, had the privilege of working with Sharee Adams-Hall, a Senior Scientist for Biotherapeutics Pharmaceutical Sciences in Pfizer’s Analytical Research and Development area.
DuPont
While visiting the Atlanta area, DuPont’s Aerialle Willis provided a well-deserved break during midterms to FOSSI scholars Ava Flanigan (Spelman), Surrell Taylor (Morehouse) and Maurice Lewis (Morehouse).
AdvanSix
(L to R: Dieunette Adusei-Peasah, Virginia State; Jaden Johnson, Norfolk State; Jaimon Washington, Howard University; Nahla Abdul-Hadi, Delaware State; Kendall Cousins, Howard University) After three FOSSI scholars finished their internship at Advansix, they joined two other scholars to participate in “FOSSI Week”.
Pfizer
FOSSI scholars, Korin Murray (North Carolina A&T University), and Cidney Hart (Norfolk State University) spent the summer interning at Pfizer’s Chesterfield site in St. Louis, Missouri. They saw first-hand how the pharmaceutical business works and the potential of pharmaceutical science and lab research to revolutionize global healthcare.
Univar Solutions
2022 FOSSI scholar Saiyd Harvin, with his mentor, Darryl Barbee, Regional Sales Manager (R), and Tim Spehar, General Manager (L), both of Univar Solutions. They gave Saiyd a behind-the-scenes look at STEM in action.
Cabot
2022 Cabot FOSSI Scholar, Udochi Osuji (North Carolina A&T University), settles into his summer internship at the Cabot Atlanta Business Center.
AdvanSix
FOSSI scholar Jaden Johnson (Norfolk State) gets an inside look at AdvanSix’s Technology Center.
Solvay
FOSSI scholars attend a three-day forum at Solvay's Alpharetta campus.
ExxonMobil
2022 FOSSI scholar Khyla Baker, Prairie View A&M University, had the exciting opportunity to join her mentor Michelle Salim and other members of the ExxonMobil team at the 2023 ACC Innovation & Circularity Summit in Orlando.
Solvay
Mike Finelli, President of Solvay Growth Initiatives and Chief North America Officer, Solvay team members, and FOSSI scholars celebrate their time together at Solvay’s Alpharetta, GA facility.
Univar Solutions
2022 FOSSI scholar Saiyd Harvin at one of Univar Solutions' plants located in Twinsburg, OH, for a behind-the-scenes look at STEM in action. Here, he is pictured with Tim Spehar, General Manager, Univar Solutions.
ACC & SABIC
FOSSI Scholars Jaylen Williams (Tuskegee University) and Kamari Shaw (Tennessee State University) Join ACC and SABIC at the Responsible Care & Sustainability Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
DuPont, ACC, Chemours, AdvanSix
At the 2022 HBCU Week College Fair in Wilmington, DE, DuPont FOSSI Scholars Maurice Lewis (Morehouse College) and Aliyah Smith (Virginia State University) participated in a panel discussion with Chester Hutcherson III (DuPont); Dr. Kimberly Wise White (ACC); Najwa Corum (Chemours); and Zolla Kyle (AdvanSix).
SABIC
Texas Southern University FOSSI Scholars, Ja'Rae Raymond and Lauren Myers, Meet SABIC Representatives, Shelby Nowlin and Adedeji Adeniyi, at an on-campus information session on Supply Chain.
ADM
2021 FOSSI Scholar, Nadia Higgins, with Jordan Watson, ADM’s University Relation’s Leader at Prairie View A&M University.
Solvay
2022 FOSSI scholar Nya Evans, Bioengineering, North Carolina A&T State University; and David Anderson, Vice President, Global Customer Quality & Supply Chain Excellence, at the Solvay FOSSI Forum
Evonik
Evonik’s JaMical Bonner took their scholars, Thomas Bronaugh Jr., and George Griffiths, to dinner at the Grille on Main in Huntsville, AL.
Univar Solutions
2022 FOSSI scholar Saiyd Harvin, Wilberforce University, with his mentor, Darryl Barbee, Regional Sales Manager, Univar Solutions. He stopped by one of Univar Solutions' plants located in Twinsburg, OH to see STEM in action.
Solvay
2021 FOSSI scholar Jalen Saunders, Chemistry, Delaware State University; and David Anderson, Vice President, Global Customer Quality & Supply Chain Excellence, at the Solvay FOSSI Forum
Eastman
Eastman hosted 18 North Carolina A&T University FOSSI scholars for the day at their Eastman Performance Films Plant in Martinsville, VA.
Wacker
Wacker invited 2022 FOSSI Scholar, Semyiah Lundy, to their headquarters in Ann Arbor, over the Thanksgiving break
Dow & AIChE
North Carolina A&T State FOSSI Scholars Kaila White, Korin Murray, Courtney Young (Howard), and Emmanuel Durojaiye (Morgan State) With Dow executives Corey Valente, Billy Bardin, Alveda Williams, and AIChE Executive Director & CEO, Darlene Schuster, at the 2022 AIChE Gala in New York
Solvay
Mike Finelli, President of Solvay Growth Initiatives and Chief North America Officer talks with FOSSI scholars about calculated risks and doing your homework.
Chemours
Mark Vergnano and Najwa Corum (Chemours) with FOSSI Scholar Neranti Gary at Howard University
ACC & AIChE
2021 FOSSI scholars, Jahsere Rush (Howard University) and Jalen Saunders (Delaware State University) join FOSSI team members at the HBCU Week Foundation 2022 Gala in Wilmington, DE.
DOW
2021 FOSSI scholar, Korin Murray, participated in an internship with her FOSSI sponsor, Dow Chemical, in Midland, Michigan.
AdvanSix
Kelly Slieter, Zola Kyle and Patricia Branch (AdvanSix) with FOSSI scholars Kendall Cousins and Jaimon Washington at Howard University
AIChE
FOSSI Scholars Kaila White, Korin Murray (North Carolina A&T), Courtney Young (Howard), and Emmanuel Durojaiye (Morgan State), at the AIChE Gala in New York City, with former AIChE Foundation President Christine Grant and Gala Honoree Dr. Paula Hammond.
Solvay Chemicals, Inc.
2021 FOSSI Scholar, Tondrae Garrett met up for dinner with mentor David Anderson
AdvanSix
Scholars from NC A&T State, Hampton, and Virginia State visited AdvanSix for team dinners, facility tours, and more.
AdvanSix
Scholars from NC A&T State, Hampton, and Virginia State visited AdvanSix for team dinners, facility tours, and more.
MERCK
2021 FOSSI scholar, Tabia Lee, completed her summer 2022 internship with Merck at the West Point site.
Bayer
FOSSI Scholar Jada Horton, North Carolina A&T State University, With Bayer executives at the 2022 AIChE Gala in New York.
ExxonMobil
Scholar George Rivers of Virginia State with Mike Zamora of ExxonMobil.
Bayer
Brittani Stepter (Bayer) with FOSS Scholar Jada Horton at Howard University.
Deloitte
Scholars Keliy Haynes (Bethune-Cookman University) and Kaila White (NC A&T State) during a Day at Deloitte in Atlanta.
SABIC
2022 FOSSI scholar Jalen O’Neal Williams joined SABIC at a community celebration for the 35th anniversary of SABIC’s plant.
Chemours
Bill Raiford, Chemours, visits FOSSI Scholar, Ryan Johnson, at TSU.
W.R. Grace
Stephanie Wheeler, Courtney Spain Sowah, Carly Tilson and Terry Puglisi and (W.R. Grace) with FOSSI Scholar Jaydn Decuir at Howard University
ExxonMobil
FOSSI Scholars, George Rivers (Virginia State University), and Gabrielle Wood (Howard University), attended the 2021 ExxonMobil Future Leaders Academy (FLA) in Houston and met with Karen McKee, President, ExxonMobil Product Solutions.
ACC, AIChE, Dow
Kimberly White (ACC), FOSSI Scholar Karis Lewis (Howard University) and Lisa Lanzkowsky (AIChE) with Dow Chairman & CEO Jim Fitterling, at the 2022 CME STEM Leadership Awards Lunch in New York City.
Celanese
The FOSSI ornament displayed on the NYSE tree on Wall Street in December 2022.
Chevron
Sakhile Ross (Chevron) with FOSSI Scholars Malia Mitchell and David Toler at Howard. University
Cabot Corporation
Cabot hosted a Virtual Meet & Greet with FOSSI Scholars.