Process Safety Center's annual symposium set for Oct. 23-25

The 2012 Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center International Symposium will be Oct. 23-25 at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Center in College Station.

This symposium will mark the 15th in a series of successful symposia and also celebrates the 90th birthday of Dr. Trevor Kletz in recognition of his continuing contribution to process safety awareness and research. 

The Frank P. Lees Memorial Lecture speaker is Nancy Leveson, professor of aeronautics and astronautics and of engineering systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering. Leveson conducts research on the topics of system safety, software safety, software and system engineering, and human-computer interaction. She consults extensively in many industries on the ways to prevent accidents.

Other keynote speakers include Larry Stanton, director of emergency management for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, who will be presenting “Chemical Plant Safety & Security: Managing Risk in the 21st Century”; and Dr. Steve Flynn, vice president of health, safety, security and environment for BP Global, who will presenting the lecture, “Learning from Deepwater Horizon: Applying the Learnings.”

Online registration is available at http://psc.tamu.edu/symposia/2012-sym/registration-information. Registration is free to Texas A&M Employees and Students. For more information contact donnas@tamu.edu or 979/845-5981.

The Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center is jointly operated by the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engneering at Texas A&M and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station.