AIChE Gala Spotlights Excellence in Chemical Process Safety

American Institute of Chemical Engineers' (AIChE's) 2015 Gala: Leading the Way to a Safer World.

CEOs of ExxonMobil, Dow, Eastman Chemical to be honored Nov. 3 in New York City at fundraiser supporting global undergraduate safety education

The event, which will raise funds for a new global Undergraduate Process Safety Learning Initiative, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York City.

The new training program is being designed to ensure that chemical engineering graduates around the world are equipped with process safety knowledge when they enter the workforce. Accelerating undergraduate process safety education is also a core initiative of the AIChE Foundation's "Doing a World of Good" campaign, which promotes chemical engineering's positive impact on society.

The 2015 Gala coincides with the 30th anniversary of AIChE's Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), which has led efforts to share process safety best practices at companies around the globe.

In announcing the gala and its honorees, AIChE Executive Director June Wispelwey said, "The advances in chemical process safety — made through CCPS and the work of countless chemical engineers working at CCPS member companies — are among our profession's most important legacies. The Institute is delighted to host this year's gala, which highlights the exemplary work of our honorees, all of whom are setting standards of excellence for process safety culture in their organizations."

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