Class of 2022 Senior Award Recipients

June 1, 2022

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is proud to announce our senior award recipients for the class of 2022.

Trinity Pominville was selected as the recipient of the Western S.C. Section AIChE Scholastic Achievement Award by the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences.  Pominville served the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering as a student ambassador, encouraging prospective students to become tigers with her bubbly and welcoming personality. She is an active member of AIChE, the Society of Women Engineers, the Catholic Student Association and a Grand Challenge Scholar. She is also a recipient of the Intel Society of Women Engineers Undergraduate Scholarship, a Dixon Fellow, the Arthur and Lillie Shands Scholarship, and was named the ChBE Junior of the Year in May of 2021.

Kara Bane was selected by the ChBE faculty as the Top Senior for the Class of 2022. During her time at Clemson, Bane completed three co-op rotations with BASF Seneca, a summer internship with Milliken Chemical, and served as the Vice President for Clemson University’s chapter of AIChE.  She also made the Clemson University President’s List each semester and received the 2021 Western SC AIChE Clemson Scholarship. During her free time, Kara enjoys playing soccer, going on long walks with her dog, and spending time at the local restaurants with her friends.  Following her graduation, Bane will be moving to Houston, TX to work for Siemens Energy in their Engineering Management Acceleration Program.  She is very excited for this next chapter of her life and will always be grateful to the ChBE faculty and fellow students for making her time at Clemson the best it could possibly be.

Chlo Forenzo tied with Elijah Taylor (pictured separately) as the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Researcher. Forenzo joined the Larsen Lab in the Fall of 2020 as a junior. Since that time, Chlo has become a leader within her research team. Her project focused on delivering gene-editing tool, Cas9 ribonucleoprotein using polymer-based nanoparticle delivery systems. In these efforts, Chlo was selected to give an oral presentation at the 2021 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. This honor is typically reserved for top-performing graduate students and the highest quality undergraduate students. Chlo has decided to continue her research here at Clemson University in the Ph.D. program, working under the advisement of Dr. Larsen.