Voices: From the Editor

Rethink College Chemistry Labs

Engineering schools can use them to bolster understanding of process safety

By Mark Rosenzweig, Editor in Chief
Nov 13, 2019

Chemical engineering students generally don’t get a good grounding about real-world equipment and processes while in college, as I’ve repeatedly noted — e.g., in “Young Engineers Need Our Help.” A similar lack of appreciation for actual industrial practices certainly also applies to process safety, as Trish Kerin, director of the IChemE Safety Centre (ISC), Melbourne, Australia, stressed during a presentation at the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center International Symposium in late October.

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