BEACHWOOD, Ohio, April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE: OMN), through its charitable Foundation, recently presented a $50,000 grant to Rice University's Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CHBE) program. This follows a $30,000 grant to the University's CHBE department last fall.
These gifts will enhance student experiences in oil & gas science and engineering research and education. They will provide undergraduate summer fellowships in research laboratories, augment undergraduate education in chemical engineering laboratories, and sponsor graduate student fellowships in research areas such as oil recovery, industrial water treatment and reuse, asphaltene deposition control, and surface-active chemicals. These are all areas of interest to the oil & gas business of OMNOVA and its major customers.
"We are delighted to play a part in preparing students at Rice University for exciting and challenging careers in the oil & gas industry," said Jeff Chaapel, General Manager, OMNOVA Oil & Gas. "Rice's reputation as a premier science and engineering research institution draws motivated and talented students from around the world. It's just the type of program we at OMNOVA Oil & Gas want to support."
OMNOVA Solutions Inc. is a global innovator of performance-enhancing chemistries and surfaces used in products for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential applications. As a strategic business-to-business supplier, OMNOVA provides The Science in Better Brands, with emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and functional and decorative surfaces that deliver critical performance attributes to top brand name, end-use products sold around the world. OMNOVA's sales for the last 12 months ended February 28, 2017, were $760 million. The Company has a global workforce of approximately 1,950. Visit OMNOVA Solutions on the internet at www.omnova.com.
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