Harry West Service Award
The Harry H. West Memorial Service Award was established by the Steering Committee to honor and recognize individuals who have contributed directly to the success of the Center and have played a significant role in advancing the mission of the Center.
Trevor Kletz Merit Award
The Trevor Kletz Merit Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of education, research, or service activities related to process safety concepts and/or technologies. The contributions or accomplishments leading to the annual Merit Award need not be associated with the Center but must fit within the central theme of the Center, i.e., Making Safety Second Nature. In establishing the Merit Award, the Steering Committee underscores the importance of promoting and recognizing significant contributions and accomplishments of practitioners and researchers worldwide.
Lamiya Zahin Memorial Safety Scholarship
On July 31, 2004, an explosion and fire occurred in a university apartment on the Texas A&M University campus. Four members of the family of Saquib Ejaz, a chemical engineering graduate student — were critically injured and hospitalized. Saquib’s mother and his four-year old daughter, Lamiya Zahin subsequently died from injuries sustained in the fire.
In fond and loving memory of Lamiya, the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center have established the Lamiya Zahin Memorial Safety Scholarship. Graduate students are encouraged to apply for the $1,000 scholarship by writing a 1000-word essay on “Safety Innovations in Research Projects”.