3M's 2018 Scholarships Awarded at AIHce

This is the 32nd year for these key IH scholarships.

PHILADELPHIA — The 3M Personal Safety Division’s Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship Award program rolls on. On May 21, for the 32nd year, 3M awarded scholarships to three outstanding IH students in or entering graduate programs. Each recipient received a $5,000 scholarship.

Next year’s AIHce EXP conference will be in St. Paul, Minn.-based 3M’s backyard – Minneapolis, Minn.

During the scholarship program’s existence, 105 of them have been awarded, and the recipients have represented approximately 30 educational institutions.

The three recipients this year are:

  • Lauren Cox, who is starting her MS program in June at Murray State University. She has a BS in Occupational Health and Safety at MSU and has a safety internship this summer in Houston. She had an HSE internship in Houston for BHP in 2017.
  • Charlene Nguyen, a Ph.D. candidate in industrial hygiene at UCLA. She earned her MS degree in IH at UCLA and her BS degree in global health at USC. She is an air quality inspector for the South Coast Air Quality Management District and is interested in workers’ safety and health in emerging workplaces and small businesses, including nail salons.
  • Kyle Root, a Ph.D. candidate at Colorado State University. He received his MS in industrial hygiene there and also his BS in environmental health there.

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