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Thank you for your substantial contribution to the success of the McDonnell Academy 7th International Symposium!

Our Sponsors provide generous support:

Washington University in Saint Louis logo  Washington University creates an environment to encourage and support an ethos of wide-ranging exploration. Washington University’s faculty and staff strive to enhance the lives and livelihoods of students, the people of the greater St. Louis community, the country, and the world. Over the course of its first 150 years, Washington University has made remarkable progress, growing from a college educating local men and women to an internationally known research university with students and faculty from approximately 110 countries.  Over 35% of undergraduate students are multicultural and international students.


Tsinghua University logo

Tsinghua University is a public research university consistently ranked as one of the best universities in China (recently featured in the top 25 of the QS World University Rankings®). The university currently has 14 schools and 56 departments. It has faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art. The university is known for fostering talent and scientific research, with 149 key research institutes, including 13 state key laboratories. Tsinghua’s campus, located in northwest Beijing, has been featured among the most beautiful in the world.


Risun logo

Risun Group was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Fengtai Advanced Business Park of Beijing’s Zhongguancun Science Park. After 20 years of development, it has become a large enterprise group with 4 production bases(Xingtai, Dingzhou, Tangshan and Cangzhou) and 44 subsidiaries.

Risun Group is the industry leader of coking and coal chemicals in the domestic and international market. Its markets and trade networks are around the world.

Risun Group was designated as one of the key 100-billion-RMB revenue enterprises which are to be preferably supported by the Provincial Government. Risun Group is urging industry restructure and upgrade by implanting three strategies which can build the long-term competitiveness. The first is continuing to consolidate and expand the traditional manufacturing scale and continuing to enlarge and strengthen existed industries; the second is integrating, digesting and absorbing technology worldwide to form high-end manufacturing industries; the third is increasing R&D investment and building independent innovation systems comprehensively.

Select corporations, foundations and individuals serve as sponsors of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy.



St. Louis, MO

Arch Coal
St. Louis, MO

St. Louis, MO

Caleres Company
St. Louis, MO

Charoen Pokphand
Jakarta, Indonesia

China Risun Group (Hong Kong) Ltd
Beijing, China

Corning Incorporated
Corning, NY

St. Louis, MO

Fila Korea
Seoul, South Korea

Mumbai, India

St. Louis, MO

Millipore Sigma
St. Louis, MO

Mirae Asset
Seoul, South Korea

Monsanto Company
St. Louis, MO

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
St. Louis, MO

Peabody Energy
St. Louis, MO

St. Peters, MO


Cabot Corporation Foundation
Boston, MA
(Cabot-Zhang Endowed Lecture Series)

Lee Foundation
(S.T. Lee Endowed Lecture Series)

Taiwan Ministry of Education
Taipei, Taiwan


John F. McDonnell

Cho-Yee & Patricia To
Ann Arbor, MI

Lo Fellowship

Shinichiro Watari Fellowship
Hong Kong