Stand, Serve, Smile……Succeed | AIChE

Stand, Serve, Smile……Succeed

The Women’s Initiatives Committee (WIC) luncheon will feature keynote speaker Deborah Grubbe. Grubbe was Vice President of Group Safety at BP, and held corporate director roles in safety, operations and engineering at DuPont.  Now running a global consultancy, Deborah was a member of the NASA Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel for 9 years, and consulted in safety culture with the Columbia Shuttle Accident Investigation Board.  She currently works around the world helping corporations address their occupational safety, operational and process safety issues.  She is an Emeritus Member of the Center for Chemical Process Safety, a former AIChE Board Member, and is the past Chair of the Institute for Sustainability.  Deborah is currently working with AIChE to help decide how the Institute can best support ethics in chemical engineering practice, and has co-authored an eBook and instructs on Process Safety and a Safety Orientation for undergraduates.  Deborah obtained a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and attended the University of Cambridge on a Churchill Fellowship.  She is a registered PE in Delaware, a chartered engineer in the UK, and is a Fellow of both the AIChE and the IChemE.  She was named Engineer of the Year in Delaware in 2002, and was the first woman to receive an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Purdue University for being a leader in safety in the process industries and for her work in supporting faculty diversity at the University.  In 2013 she was inducted into the National Academy of Construction.

This luncheon is priced at $20 and advanced registration is required.

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