The symposium, now in its 70th year, continues to educate professionals and students in the instrumentation industry. At the symposium, practical technical papers as well as vendor exhibits are presented with a focus on education.
Jiaqi Zhang, Ph.D student at the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center, is a Finalist in the 2014 'Dance Your Ph.D.' contest sponsored by AAAS and Science. Zhang's topic was titled "Carbon Nanofibers' Flammability and Explosion"
The Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center 17th Annual International Symposium held on October 28-30 drew record attendance for its fourth consecutive year. More than 640 participants from industry, government and academia attended the symposium.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Brian Salerno delivered a keynote address at the 2014 International Symposium focusing on the commitment to safety and the importance of managing risk while exploring new technologies.
The 2014 MKOPSC awards were presented at the International Sympoisum. The Merit Award was presented to Dr. Paul Amyotte and the Service Award was presented to Dr. Jack Chosnek. The Lamiya Zahin Memorial Safety Scholarship was presented to Lubna Ahmed and the Honorable Mention recipient was Ravi Chawla.
The 2014 Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Association Service Award was presented to Dr. Mannan. The award is bestowed to a Texas A&M faculty or staff member who has contributed the most to ChEGSA success during the year.