Charlie Chirino receives William A. Brookshire IMPACT Scholarship

Undergraduate student Charlie Chirino was named a 2015-16 William A. Brookshire IMPACT scholar by the University of Houston Foundation. Dr. William A. Brookshire received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston in 1957. He then enrolled in graduate program at LSU, where he earned his Masters of Science and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 1959 and 1961 respectively. Brookshire is co-founder and chairman of the board of S & B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd., a privately owned company based in Houston, Texas, but with offices all around the world.

The William A. Brookshire IMPACT scholarship rewards full-time students who can demonstrate that they are self-sufficient and are earning nearly 100% of incurred cost of attending school through concurrent employment. A small fraction of this cost is covered through Charlie's research on dehydrogenation reactions using hydrogen storage materials. Congratulations Charlie!