Prevent Accidents with Safety (PAWS) Award
Scott Wendt presented awards to Danielle Kehrig, Bob Lebrell, Olivia Munoz, Alex Reichenadter, and Alex Wright.
PAWS Safety Program Acknowledgements
Under the leadership and vision of Dr. Anton Pintar, the PAWS safety program was initiated during Spring Quarter, 1989.
The name of the program was suggested by Elizabeth A. Vary, a 19880-89 student in the Unit Operations Laboratory. Various aspects of the program were suggested by other students of the Class of 1989.
The program is a combination of features used in the SOAR (Stop, Observe, Act and Report) program at the BASF Corporation and the Praise Positive Program at the Dow Chemical Company.
The program continues to evolve and is supported financially through generous contributions from Professor Emeritus Dr. Anton Pintar.
Kimberly-Clark Communication Award
Laurie Couture-Dorschner presented the award to Alex Bank.
This award recognizes the winner of the Award for Excellence in Communication from the department of chemical engineering for the academic year.
Kimberly-Clark Professional Ethics Award
Laurie Couture-Dorschner presented the award to Olivia Munoz.
This award recognizes a student who has exhibited exemplary ethics and admirable professional conduct during Plant Design and Unit Operations experiences, and throughout their academic career at Michigan Technological University.
Dow Chemical Marriott W. Bredekamp Award
Tim Eisele presented awards to Michelle Hoard, Jonathan Iafrate, Dylan Turpeinen, and Kyle Thompson.
This award recognizes outstanding technical skills in the laboratory, outstanding teamwork and professionalism, effective oral and written communication, and strong adherence to process safety practices as recognized by your peers and supported by the faculty of the department. This award is in memory of Dr. Marriott W. Bredekamp.
UOP Davis W. Hubbard Plant Design Team Award
Tony Rogers presented awards to Paul Langford, Travis Pellosma, Alex Reichanadter, and Cameron Roman.
This award recognizes an outstanding team in Chemical Engineering Plant Design during the academic year. Also, this award recognizes technical ability, consideration of the safety and environmental aspects of process design, outstanding written and oral communication skills, and overall teamwork and professionalism. This is awarded in memory of Dr. David W. Hubbard.
AIChE Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) of the Year
Jacqueline Harms, AIChE Student President, presented the award to Richard Machiela.
AIChE Research Faculty of the Year
Jacqueline Harms, AIChE Student President, presented the award to David Shonnard.
AIChE Teaching Professor of the Year
Jacqueline Harms, AIChE Student President, presented the award to Julia King.
William Colton was the keynote speaker for the 2016 Department of Chemical Engineering awards convocation. Mr. William (Bill) M. Colton is Vice President, Corporate Strategic Planning for Exxon Mobil Corporation. Mr. Colton received his BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1975.