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The Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering

Advisory Board

Craig McDonald

Craig McDonald

Craig McDonald
Senior Scientist
Dow AgroSciences

  • M.S. Chemical Engineering – Washington State University – 1989
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering – Washington State University – 1986

Questions for WSU Alumni

What was your favorite CEA class?

Senior Unit Ops Lab—because I met my wife.

Who was your favorite CEA professor?

John Sheppard because he had such great stories.

What is your fondest WSU memory?

So many stories to reminisce about from undergrad and graduate school to go through (design team crash, AIChE student regional conferences, raft trips, bombers, napkin contracts, etc.) but I’d pick winning the 1988 Apple Cup in Pullman to go to the Aloha Bowl.

Who is your Engineering Hero?

George Quarderer, Dow Scientist who said “Two weeks in the lab can save you two hours in the library.”

What tool or gadget do you use most often throughout the day?

My laptop.

What keeps you focused?

Keeping up with my family (all teenagers).

What is your inspiration?

The great people I work with and am networked with.

Why are you on the Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering Advisory Board?

To give back to the university and department that helped shape what I am today.