For the second time in less than 5 years, ASSP’s Illinois State University Student Section has been named Outstanding Student Section of the Year. Part of our Central Illinois Chapter, the section was strong in three critical requirements of the award: professional development, research (specifically for research on machine guarding for agricultural harvest equipment), and campus and community involvement.
"The quality of research and student involvement conducted by the smaller group of ASSP student members was outstanding," says the award committee. The section sponsored community events such as the Bright Horizons Safety Day in October 2018, for which members conducted home and school safety training lessons in Bloomington, IL. Other activities included hosting various training opportunities, decorating trees for a fundraiser and auction, giving out coffee at the university’s homecoming, and hosting free CPR certification at the university.
The section will receive $6,000 to fund scholarships and research. Other qualifying student sections will receive a $500 stipend from our Society.