Spring Season brings Process Safety to Students at University of Michigan and the Colorado School of Mines

This spring 60 chemical engineering undergraduates from the University of Michigan and the Colorado School of Mines both recently hosted two-day Process Safety Boot Camps for students on their campuses. These Mini-Process Safety Boot Camps provide students with an overview of basic concepts in process safety extending beyond the classroom and help prepare students for their careers in industry. This is part of a global effort to accelerate undergraduate process safety learning, a core priority of our Doing a World of Good campaign.

“The course helped emphasize the importance of process safety as lives are on the line. Keep up the work!”

 

The Student Boot Camps are generously funded by Founders’ Circle members: Dow, Chevron, LyondellBasell, BASF, Chemours, DuPont, Eastman, and Univar, along with over 100 other corporate supporters.

 

University of Michigan



On March 24-25, 2018 thirty energetic University of Michigan undergraduate chemical engineering students joined us for a Student Process Safety Workshop. The course was led by John Herber and Frank Renshaw who were also accompanied by five industry representatives including Dow retirees Ken First and Jeff Fox, along with Joel Young, Gosia Myslinska, and Amanda Taylor from BASF.




Below are some student experiences and feedback to the boot camps:

“I learned a lot of things I never used to consider.”

“All the safety experts that came and their stories were the highlight. Great stuff and very cool to see how courses are applied in the real world.”

 

Colorado School of Mines



At the Colorado School of Mines’ boot camp, thirty students spent two days in April gaining valuable instruction on ways companies manage process safety to prevent catastrophic accidents involving toxic, highly reactive, and flammable materials. The program was run by Scott Berger and Frank Renshaw, CCPS staff consultants. This exciting and invaluable opportunity was at no cost to the university and or Student Chapter.



Below are some student experiences and feedback to the boot camps:

“The course was very enjoyable. It helped emphasize the importance of process safety as lives are on the line. Keep up the work!”

“Definitely informative and much more in depth than I’ve had before.”

“This course was really eye opening and made me respect process safety much more. The case studies are an integral part. It has changed how I will view potential employers in the future.”

 

Doing a World of Good Through Safety and Ethical Practice

The Undergraduate Process Safety Learning Initiative is a major global effort and core campaign priority to accelerate process safety education and better prepare graduates for the workforce.

To learn more on how your University or company can get involved, please contact, Lisa Lanzkowsky at lisal@aiche.org

Learn more about Safety and Ethical Practice, a core campaign priority to accelerate process safety education and better prepare graduates for the workforce.