CONGRATULATIONS TO Cassie Marker, MATSE'S 2016 SAFETY AWARD WINNER

Cassie Marker Receives the Safety Award from department head Susan Sinnott

Even though Cassie Marker, Ph.D. candidate, is a computational scientist and doesn’t even work in a lab, she volunteered to be the inaugural chair of the newly formed Laboratory Safety Manager (LSM) group for the research groups in the current labs.  Under her leadership, LSM has taken over a variety of roles including writing the Stall Wall Safety newsletters, peer inspections of labs, updating the MatSE safety manual and exam, and other initiatives.  As her nominator said, “Cassie has been a huge asset in keeping safety in mind for the upcoming move back to Steidle.”  She has enthusiastically embraced leadership of LSM and established a strong organization going forward to enhance the safety culture
in MatSE.