Walter Schymik ’51 established the Walter Schymik Undergraduate Research & Internship Endowment in June 2011 to help enrich the educational experience of undergraduate students in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Walter Schymik ’51 graduated from the College of Engineering, now the A. James Clark School of Engineering, with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. After graduation, he spent several years in research and refinery optimization projects in the petroleum industry but spent most of his career working in the field of computers. He contributed to a large research project with one of the world's leading computer science universities later in his career and became an advocate for government and industry sponsored university R&D. He believes in the importance of our nation keeping our focus on continued world leadership and is an advocate for increased cooperation across university disciplines and with industry. In order to express his gratitude and appreciation for his educational experience as an undergraduate chemical engineering student, Mr. Schymik established an endowed fund to enrich the undergraduate experience for future generations of students enrolled in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. <