Brenna Sit is currently a junior at the University of Mississippi in Chemical Engineering and is also a part of the Center for Manufacturing Excellence. Brenna performed a co-op for ExxonMobil in Baytown, TX during the spring and fall of 2016 where she worked in both the Chemicals and the Refining & Supply divisions of the company.
In the spring she was the intern for the Baytown Chemical Plant Olefins group, and some of her major projects included: optimizing laboratory testing to ensure quality and process control with minimization of cost, creating an environmental tool to estimate the evaporation of liquid pool spills, and redesigning a material balance inventory tool.
This past fall she was the intern for the Energy Management group, which monitors energy usage and maximizes efficiency across the Baytown Refinery, and the Coordination & Product Quality group, which coordinates inventory and manages production. Major projects include: building a heat exchanger database and locating sample points for systems to prevent contamination in the condensate system, creating a break-even value tool to determine production of residuum, optimizing crude ship logistics, and writing a program to generate modeling reports for engineers.
Brenna has always been actively involved with the engineering department. Some of her other activities include: American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Committee for Academics & Professional Development, and Provost Scholar.