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Materials students honored as Rossin Junior Fellows

Congratulations to materials students in becoming Rossin Junior Fellows for 2016-2017:

Thomas Farinha ’18
Zhongrui Liu ’18
Cole Tomlinson ’18

Ray Pearson, Director of the Center for Polymer Science and Engineering and interim Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, presented the awards.

Rossin Junior Fellows, undergraduate students with strong academics and a willingness to serve and inspire, serve as mentors and tutors to other students, conduct outreach activities, and give campus tours to incoming students.

Students were awarded in a ceremony on April 15, 2016. The program is a legacy of the engineering college’s benefactor, the late Peter C. Rossin ’48, an entrepreneur in the titanium alloy industry who established, along with his wife Ada, a $25 million endowment in 1998.

Rossin, a WWII veteran, held management positions at several metals companies before founding Dynamet Inc. in 1967. The company, which made titanium alloy products for the aerospace, chemical, medical and petroleum industries, was purchased by Carpenter Technology Corp. in 1997. “I respect what Lehigh has offered to the scientific community and to my career,” Rossin once¬†said. “I feel you owe a debt to society and to the institutions that were fundamental to your success.”

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