College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering organized students to go to Rudong, Jiangsu for professional internships

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To cultivate high-quality and highly skilled applied talents, strengthen students' understanding of enterprise and industry development, and enhance their practical experience and capabilities, the College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering organized students to undertake professional internships in the Yangkou Chemical Industry Park in Rudong County, Jiangsu Province from July 10th to July 28th. A total of 43 undergraduate students from the 2020 cohort majoring in Functional Materials, Applied Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering and Technology participated in the internship, led by Professor Huang Guosheng, the director of the Institute of Applied Chemistry at the college.


On the morning of July 10th, the internship team visited the Yangkou Chemical Industry Park Exhibition Hall in Rudong County, Jiangsu. The park is positioned as an industrial zone that integrates fine chemical industry with supporting industries, featuring a well-established logistics system, close collaboration between industry, academia, and research, and a highly interconnected industrial chain, with a focus on new materials and fine chemical industries. During the visit to the exhibition hall, the students gained a detailed understanding of the park's industrial layout and development scale through guided tours and explanations from the staff, providing them with a more comprehensive insight into the future prospects of the fine chemical industry.


From July 11th to 14th, at the Chemical Safety Skills Training Base in the industrial park, the leading teachers provided systematic explanations, taking into account the conditions of the training base, covering topics such as the process flow, reaction principles, and equipment operation involved in chemical production. Students had the opportunity to fully learn about the critical aspects to be aware of in actual production.


On the afternoon of July 14th, the internship team visited the first offshore wind power base in the country, located in Xiaoyangkou, Nantong, Jiangsu Province, to learn how the local area utilizes abundant offshore wind energy resources. Nantong has a long coastline with abundant and stable wind resources, making it highly suitable for wind power development. According to the person in charge of the Xiaoyangkou Offshore Wind Power Base project, wind turbine blades are large and transportation can be challenging. However, at the Xiaoyangkou Offshore Wind Power Base, after a brief transport, wind turbine components can be easily loaded onto ships using gantry cranes, greatly improving transportation efficiency and saving time.


Starting from July 17th, the internship team was divided into three groups, each entering one of the following companies for their internship: Jiangsu Jiujiumiao Technology Co., Ltd., Nantong Gaomeng New Materials Co., Ltd., and Jiangsu Kuaida Agricultural Chemical Co., Ltd. The internship groups delved into the production lines, engaged in discussions with production managers, and learned about the production processes of the company's main products, including lithium hexafluorophosphate, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers, high-performance composite polyurethane adhesives, and some agricultural pesticide products.Additionally, the internship groups conducted internships in the research and development departments and quality inspection departments of these companies, gaining in-depth insights into the company's research and development models and product quality management systems. During the internship, the human resources department representatives of these companies provided detailed introductions regarding the company's profile, talent requirements, employee benefits, and future development plans to the students.




On the afternoon of July 25th, under the organization of Jiangsu Jiujiujiu Technology Co., Ltd., the internship team visited the Xiaoyangkou plant area and the construction site of Dayangkou by Jiuzhou Interstellar Technology Co., Ltd. The company specializes in the research, development, production, and sales of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers, which have a wide range of applications. It is worth noting that the Jiuzhou Interstellar Ultra-high Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fiber Project is invested and constructed by Jiangsu Jiujiumiao Technology Co., Ltd. Once completed, it will have an annual production capacity of 20,000 tons of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers, making it the world's largest production base for ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers.


During the internship, the faculty and students also visited the SuZhong Four-Region Anti-'Qingxiang' Struggle Exhibition Hall. In the spring of 1943, following the 'Qingxiang' campaign in southern Jiangsu, the Japanese invaders began to implement the 'Qingxiang' campaign in the SuZhong region, including Nantong, Rugao, Haimen, and Qidong. Under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, the local people engaged in a life-and-death struggle against the Japanese invaders, marking the beginning of the anti-'Qingxiang' struggle. Inside the SuZhong Four-Region Anti-'Qingxiang' Struggle Exhibition Hall in Yangkou Town, Rudong County, they relived those tumultuous times through a combination of historical materials and audio-visual presentations.


Chen Xiaoying, a student majoring in functional materials, said, 'What impressed me the most was the internship in the production department of the company. Learning how to set up equipment, make full use of raw materials, and cleverly handle waste materials taught me things that I couldn't see in the laboratory.' Through this professional internship, the students gained a deeper understanding of practical applications in their field, developed their ability to relate theory to practice, analyze problems, and find solutions. It enhanced their practical skills and laid a solid foundation for their future academic studies and careers.