January 29, 2015 CE – Professional Responsibility

Continuing Education – Evening Lecture
An Engineer’s Professional Responsibility

Speaker: Deb Grubbe, PE, CEng.

Thursday, January 29, 2015
5.15pm-5.45pm – Networking & Dinner
5.45pm-6.30pm – Presentation
6.30pm-6.45pm – Q&A Session & Closing Remarks

Ashford Boardroom
KBR Inc.
242 Chapman Road
Newark, DE 19702

$15 KBR Employees
$35 Non-members & Guests
$30 Members
$10 Students

Dinner will be provided with registration.

PDH Credit: 1 credit

Abstract of Talk:
One engineer, with one mistake, can kill more people than any other professional. An engineer, in the execution of his or her professional responsibility, may sometimes inadvertently create a situation that increases both liability and injury potential to the very public the profession works hard to protect. Ms. Grubbe will share some unique perspectives by addressing a few case studies from her upcoming eBook on the subject.

About the Speaker:
Deborah Grubbe is Owner and President of Operations and Safety Solutions, LLC, a consultancy that supports clients in the chemical, oil and gas and construction industries.  She is the former Vice President of Group Safety for BP plc, which had its two safest years ever during her tenure.  Deborah was trained in the characteristics of safe operations during her 27 year career at DuPont, where she held corporate director positions in operations, engineering and safety.  She has co-authored an electronic book on Process Safety Management and is currently working on an eBook that uses case studies of disasters to outline examples of an engineer’s professional responsibility.

Deborah recently concluded 9 years as a member of the NASA Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, and was a consultant on safety culture to the Columbia Shuttle Accident Investigation Board.  She currently sits on the Purdue University College of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council, and also works with the Advisory Council for the Advanced Safety and Engineering Management Masters’ Program at the University of Alabama – Birmingham.  She is an Emeritus member of the Center for Chemical Process Safety, and has worked with the National Academy of Sciences to support the Demilitarization of the US Chemical Weapons Stockpile.  Deborah is the current vice Chair of the AIChE Leadership and Professional Development Committee, and is a past member of the DAPE and the NCEES.  In 2002, she received the Purdue Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, and was named “Engineer of the Year” in the State of Delaware.  In May, 2010, Deborah was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Purdue University.   In 2013, she was elected to the US National Academy of Construction.

Deborah obtained a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with Highest Distinction from Purdue University.  She received a Winston Churchill Fellowship to attend Cambridge University in England, where she also studied Chemical Engineering.  Deborah is a registered professional engineer in Delaware, and is a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom.  She is a Fellow of both the AIChE and the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

Registration is closed, as capacity has been reached.

Please contact Laura-Ann Chin (Mobile: 520-275-4152 or Laura-Ann.Chin@jacobs.com) should you have any further questions.