| Student Profile:
Emily Phipps, an industrial engineering major for Cornelius, North Carolina, is one of three Statler College students selected to attend a major international summit organized by the National Academies of Engineering of the U.S., U.K. and China.
The second Global Grand Challenges Summit in Beijing, China, includes a diverse mix of thought leaders and students who will discuss a series of opportunities believed to be achievable and sustainable to help people and the planet survive. The summit will focus on the themes found in the NAE Grand Challenges report - sustainability, infrastructure, energy, health and joy of living - along with education and security/resilience.
For more information on Phipps and the students joining her at the summit, visit our website.
| Alumni Profile:
Creating a safe work environment is vital to worker’s health and welfare, and safety management graduate Alexis Claassen thinks it all starts with why we work.
Claassen is an environmental health and safety specialist at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings plant in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. When the company initiated Safety 365, a company campaign to end workplace injuries, Claassen was tasked with making the program fit the plant’s team and culture.
“I wanted our team to remember the reasons they should work safe and why they want to go home at the end of the day,” said Claassen, a native of New Kensington, Pennsylvania.
To do so, Claassen asked each employee to write a sentence or phrase about the reasons for wanting to work safe on a dry erase board and take a picture with it. The pictures were then placed around the facility, and each employee was given a copy to attach to their name badge.
Read more about Claassen's safety campaign online.