Dormier named chemical engineering student marshal for 2018 spring commencement


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Adam M. Dormier will be the student marshal for the chemical engineering baccalaureate degree program at the College of Engineering’s spring commencement ceremony on May 4. Dormier will receive a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering.

He has chosen Xueyi Zhang, assistant professor of chemical engineering, to be his faculty escort.

College of Engineering student marshals are selected for their outstanding academic achievement and contributions to engineering student life.

In addition to his chemical engineering degree, Dormier will receive a bachelor of science degree in mathematics at the Penn State Eberly College of Science’s spring commencement ceremony on May 5.

Dormier is the son of Jodi Brudno and Edward Dormier of Rockaway, NJ.

A Schreyer Scholar, he completed an undergraduate honors thesis titled “Diverse Local Structures in Simulated Amorphous SiO2.”

His academic honors included the President’s Freshman Award, the President Sparks Award, and the Evan Pugh Scholar Award (senior). He was the recipient of the Schreyer Academic Excellence Scholarship and the McWhirter Undergraduate Scholarship.

While at Penn State, Dormier completed an internship at Ethicon, where he designed a simulation to model polymer synthesis and assisted in laboratory polymerization experiments.

This summer, Dormier will serve as a teaching assistant for a game theory course at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth summer program. He will enroll in Stanford University’s chemical engineering doctorate program in the fall.


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