Yesterday, I spent the day in chemical process safety talks, hosted by the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), and ADM. They have been excellent, and I am glad that I came here for them. It really gets me thinking about how to improve our lab safety, as well as how to add more chemical process safety to our curriculum.
We started out in the morning by listening to talks, then broke for lunch. I did some networking with other chemical engineering instructors and professors, as well as with the CCPS folks.
After lunch, we toured ADM’s research facilities, and had a brainstorming exercise about what else we needed to know about a certain aspect of chemical process safety. We then toured their pilot scale plant.
In the evening, we had dinner at a culinary school (it was excellent, they all pass, in my opinion) and talked about our various schools.
In the late evening, JoAnna and I went for a walk and saw the International Space Station (ISS) again overhead. This time, it was bright enough (and still light enough outside) that I was able to take a photograph with my phone.
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