As part of the festivities, EHS crowned this year’s homecoming royalty—Alec Farid of MAE, winner of the 2021 Dale Grieb Safety Award. The award recognizes individuals within the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) who have made substantive contributions to improving laboratory and workplace safety within the school. Farid was selected unanimously from a group of nominees reviewed by faculty and staff from SEAS and EHS.
Farid, a graduate student in the Intelligent Robot Motion (IRoM) Lab and volunteer firefighter, was presented with a crown, staff and framed copy of the 2021 award.
“As safety liaison for the IRoM Lab, Alex has dedicated himself to ensuring that lab safety spaces and operating procedures of the robotics systems remain safe and that he and his peers are continuously educating themselves in safe practices,” EHS Senior Laboratory Safety Specialist Meagan Fitzpatrick said in presenting the award.
Farid’s efforts include creating lab-specific safety guides, overseeing annual safety inspections and onboarding new graduate students with important safety training.