PhD Student, Chemical Engineering, 2012
“The TU community offers you a lot more than a great education,” Christina said. “TU has paid for me to compete in international competitions, has fostered my growth as a leader, and has given me the opportunity to gain real-world job experience while getting my degree."
Christina Bishop, a Tulsa native, was thrilled to find a great chemical engineering program in her own backyard. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on the characterization of polymer electrolytes for use in nanobatteries. She’s also active in the campus community, and took on the challenge of serving as president of the TU Graduate Student Association while holding a part-time engineering position at Honeywell.
While Christina's PhD will come from the Chemical Engineering department, her research is through the Chemistry department. Because of TU's small size, interdisciplinary projects are encouraged, making for more well-rounded students.
As an undergraduate at TU, Christina and her friends competed in several competitions, including Comedy Central Battlebots and a first-place finish in the first annual World Chemical Engineering Car Competition.