UT Tyler Names New Jasper Department of Chemical Engineering

Originally posted by UT Tyler
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The University of Texas at Tyler announced today a multimillion dollar gift to the University to endow and name the new Jasper Department of Chemical Engineering. The gift is the largest in the history of UT Tyler’s College of Engineering.

“We are deeply grateful for the generosity of the Jasper family in joining with the University to launch a whole new area of study in our College of Engineering,” said Dr. Michael Tidwell, UT Tyler president. “As a leader in the hydrocarbon industry, Jasper Ventures is the perfect partner for us as we build a world-class chemical engineering program.”

The gift will establish the Jasper Endowed Scholarship Fund for chemical engineering students and the Jasper Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering. It will also provide funds for the chemical engineering lab setup and an endowment for special discretionary projects at the direction of the college dean.

“Jon Jasper has left a really big mark on the oil and gas industry in the field of gas processing, which will be positively affecting the industry for a long time. The Jasper family is excited that his legacy will also live on at UT Tyler and with the many students who will earn a degree in this new department,” said Brent Jasper, president of Jasper Ventures, Inc. “East Texas has a long, significant connection to the petroleum industry,” said Dr. Javier Kypuros, dean of UT Tyler’s College of Engineering. “This gift and this new department furthers our college’s ability to provide engineering graduates that fill the career demands of our native industries.”

With programs of study in chemical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and construction management, UT Tyler’s College of Engineering is East Texas’ only comprehensive engineering school. Nearly 1,000 engineering students attend classes on UT Tyler’s campuses in Tyler and Houston. The College of Engineering is a U.S. News and World Report TOP 100 Best Undergraduate Engineering Program.

A member of the prestigious UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler focuses on student success and innovative research in the more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered. Committed to promoting the success of its 10,000 students, UT Tyler has facilities in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

The owners of Jasper Ventures, Inc. have been delivering high quality, energy-efficient, costeffective solutions to the midstream market since 1992 as Engineering, Procurement & Construction, Inc. (EPC). As a company that has been serving the hydrocarbon industry for years, Jasper Ventures’ primary focus has been the design and fabrication of modular gas treating and processing facilities. Additionally, Jasper Ventures’ companies provide solutions for engineering and designing brand-new turnkey facilities, plant installation services, operating cryogenic gas processing plants, and temporary leasing solutions. Jasper Ventures companies are tied together with one mission – creating unparalleled value for its employees, clients and communities.