09-16-16 ISASH News: Agricultural safety group to offer scholarships…

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2016 ISASH scholarship recipients, from left:  Charlene Chen, PhD, Purdue; Andrea Costin, MPH, Ohio State; Josie Ehlers, PhD, Nebraska; Salah Issa, PhD, Purdue; Sai Ramaswamy, PhD, Iowa State; Megan Roberts, PhD, Texas Tech/Texas A&M; Saxon Ryan, PhD, Iowa State; Emily Trenkamp, MS, Iowa; and Martha Wells, PhD, Nebraska. Not pictured: Darrin Thompson, PhD, U Iowa.

2016 ISASH scholarship recipients, from left: Charlene Chen, PhD, Purdue; Andrea Costin, MPH, Ohio State; Josie Ehlers, PhD, Nebraska; Salah Issa, PhD, Purdue; Sai Ramaswamy, PhD, Iowa State; Megan Roberts, PhD, Texas Tech/Texas A&M; Saxon Ryan, PhD, Iowa State; Emily Trenkamp, MS, Iowa; and Martha Wells, PhD, Nebraska. Not pictured: Darrin Thompson, PhD, U Iowa.

Agricultural safety group to offer student scholarships

The International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) is supporting the next generation of safety and health professionals by offering 10 scholarships in the amount of $500 each to attend its June 2017 conference in Logan, Utah. 

The announcement of scholarships by the U.S.-based society comes just ahead of National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 18-24. #ISASH, #FSHW16, #farmsafety

ISASH membership includes students, farmers, engineers, educators, insurers, physicians, nurses, veterinarians, statisticians, communicators, anthropologists and business leaders.

“No matter what their field of study, these students could find a career in ag safety,” said ISASH President Aaron Yoder, who is with the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. “ISASH is excited to be able to offer these scholarship opportunities.”

U.S. and international college student applicants will need to submit an abstract and have that abstract approved by the ISASH Research and Development Committee to be considered for the scholarships. Scholarship winners will also have conference registration fees waived. To apply, go to http://isash.org/scholarship-opportunities/.

For more information about ISASH, including membership, go to www.isash.org; or contact ISASH Secretary Chip Petrea (217-333-5035, repetrea@illinois.edu) or President Aaron Yoder (405-552-7240, aaron.yoder@unmc.edu).