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Strategies for Addressing ABET Safety Curriculum Requirements

Originally delivered Feb 6, 2013
Source: AIChE
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This webinar discusses the background to ABET safety curriculum requirements as well as strategies that departments have used to address them.

The ABET Program Criteria for Chemical Engineering was changed to require that chemical engineering curricula include consideration of the hazards relevant to chemical, physical, or biological processes appropriate to the programs' educational objectives. Attendees gain an understanding of how various programs have prepared coming generations of chemical engineering graduates in safe engineering practice. These same approaches can also be implemented in an industrial setting to improve worker awareness of safe practices on the job.


Kimberly Ogden

Kimberly Ogden is a Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering and the Director of the Institute for Energy Solutions at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on bioreactor design to solve a variety of problems from production of pharmaceuticals to bioremediation to biofuels. Most recently she is interested in integrated systems to produce fuel, food and specialty products simultaneously.

Dr. Ogden has been passionate about AIChE since being involved as an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania when she had the opportunity to be mentored by faculty who...Read more

Thomas Spicer

Tom Spicer is a professor and the Maurice Barker Chair in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Arkansas. In addition to administrative duties, he teaches courses on chemical process safety and process control. He is a member of the AIChE Safety and Chemical Engineering Education (SACHE) Committee and the AIChE Education and Accreditation Committee. Tom has been a faculty member since 1985 and served as department head from 2001 to 2012. Tom’s primary research interests are in the assessment of hazards from airborne contaminants, particularly those that are...Read more

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