Academic Forum

Academic Forum/ABET Workshop | Sunday, June 3 | 8:00AM - 2:30PM

The Forum is open to all Academics Practice Specialty Members or full-time occupational safety and health academicians and researchers. The forum offers a great opportunity to stimulate the exchange of ideas concerning OSH education practices. The ABET workshop will be held in the afternoon.


8:00-8:10AM Opening Remarks
Lu Yuan, Sc.D., CSP and Helmut W Paschold, Ph.D., CSP, CIH
8:10-9:15am New Council on Academic Affairs
Research Agenda for OSH
ABET & Model Learning Outcomes

James D Smith, M.S., CSP
9:15-9:30am Short Break
9:30-10:10am Student's Research at UCM: A Great Practice to Prepare Students for EHS Career
Miaozong Wu, Ph.D., ARM, and John Zey, CIH
10:10-10:50am Standards, Laws, Best Practices or What?
Mark Friend, Ed.D., CSP
10:50-11:30am From Acceptance to Dissertation Defense: Knowledge Gained and Lessons Learned in IUP's New Safety Science PhD Hybrid Program
Jan Wachter, CSP, CIH, Sc.D.
1130-11:40am Short Break
11:40am-12:20pm Choosing a Career Path - Why Not Safety and Health? Identifying Factors that Influence Students' Choices - Parts 1 & 2
Michael O'Toole, Ph.D., SMS and Kimberly Szathmary, Ph.D.
12:20-1:00pm Active Learning Lab on Safe Distance between a Machine Guard Gap and Point of Operation
Roger Jensen, P.E., CSP, CPE
1:00-2:15pm ABET Workshop- ABET Process of and Changes to Accreditation
Amanda Reid and Hamid Fonooni, Ph.D., CPE
*ABET will provide lunch for workshop Attendees
2:15-2:30pm Closing Remarks
Helmut W Paschold, Ph.D., CSP, CIH

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