Each fall semester ushers in new students, new classes, new things to learn, and this year the first of its kind student boot camp. The weekend of October 11th, a Student Process Safety boot camp was co- sponsored by Chemours and Syngenta along with CCPS at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. This was a highly anticipated event by both faculty and students. This was the first Process Safety Student Boot Camp hosted at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) as part of the Doing a World of Good campaign and All for Good: Engineering for Inclusion. The purpose of the Student Process Safety Boot Camp is to provide an introduction to engineering students on how leading companies across a variety of chemical industry sectors manage process safety to prevent catastrophic accidents involving toxic, highly reactive and flammable materials
There were over 35 undergraduates in attendance primarily from chemical engineering as well as industrial engineering and chemistry. According to Bob Rosen who has led countless boot camps for AIChE, “this group of students was the most engaged of all the boot camps he has taught”! Students were eager to share process-safety related examples from their work experiences contributing to the group learning. Elliot Wolf, a Global Process Safety Leader from Chemours, who was in attendance shared “It was clear from this outreach that many of the students are seeking careers that will contribute to a safer and more sustainable world.” All of us at AIChE and CCPS are thrilled to hear this since that is a major priority of our Doing a World of Good campaign and All for Good!
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 email@example.com. Learn more about Safety and Ethical Practice, a core campaign priority to accelerate process safety education and better prepare graduates for the workforce.