Published: Jun 5, 2007 3:39:45 PM
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The Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) announced that Adam Piper, a graduate student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University, is the winner of the 2007 Dr. John Beno Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship includes a $2,000 cash award and covers all expenses related to attending the 2007 PRIMA Annual Conference, held June 10-13, in Boston.
"We are exceptionally proud of Adam and his accomplishments," said Alice Smith, head of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. "This is the second consecutive year that one of our students had received this award, and I feel that speaks volumes about our outstanding students as well as our high-caliber faculty."
Piper's doctoral efforts focus on attempting to improve wordless safety training for a multi-lingual and multi-cultural workforce by involving the workers themselves in its development. He is advised by Jerry Davis, assistant professor in industrial and systems engineering.
PRIMA is a nonprofit association offering risk-management educational programs, management information, and publications to people involved in public sector risk management.