The University of Wyoming has named Professor John Kaszuba as the recipient of the John and Jane Wold Centennial Chair in Energy.
“Professor Kaszuba epitomizes the spirit and intent of the Wold Chair, and is an inspirational colleague, mentor and researcher who impacts the state in profound ways,” Interim Provost Anne Alexander says. “Part of making advancements in any field is not only partaking in and spearheading groundbreaking research and discoveries, but also in sharing that knowledge and training the next generation of Wyoming energy leaders for the future. John’s work and his appointment to this position recognize and embrace a fundamental mission of a land-grant institution, and have lasting impacts for our state.”
The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) has a long and significant relationship with the Wold Family. Peter Wold was the founder, co-director and served as the first Chair of EORI. The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute enjoys the continued support of The Wold Companies which have been strong advocates of the EORI for many years. The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute congratulates and endorses the selection of John Kaszuba to lead the John and Jane Wold Centennial Chair in Energy. EORI anticipates collaboration with Professor Kaszuba and hopes to assist in his efforts to lead the chair and help advance Wyoming’s energy future.
The Wold Chair is the first fully funded endowed academic chair at the University of Wyoming and promotes charitable, scientific and educational programs. The mission of the Wold Chair is to advance energy-related research and teaching for the benefit of Wyoming, with a focus on recipients who demonstrate a dedication to student instruction.
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