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Safety Engineering & Risk Analysis Division

The Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis Division (SERAD) function is to stimulate interest in and disseminate risk analysis and safety information as applied to the process of mechanical engineering.

Student Activities

2015 SERAD Student Safety Challenge    CLOSED

Annually, SERAD hosts a challenge to college students to submit papers on Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis topics.  The papers are peer reviewed by experts in these areas.  Selected papers will be honored in November 2015 at the SERAD Awards Banquet at ASME’s 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE 2015). This year in Houston, TX.

UPDATED Due to the unexpected strong showing of both undergraduate and graduate student papers this year,  Recognition includes a cash honorariums for:

  • 1st place Graduate Paper ($600 student/$600 advisor)
  • 1st place Undergraduate Paper ($600 student+$1000 travel/$600 advisor).
  • Additional $100 honorable mentions may also be awarded
Important Dates:
  • Submittals due to SERAD by April 1, 2015
  • Papers formally accepted by April 15, 2015
  • SERAD will review, comment, select, and announce winner May 1, 2015
  • SERAD Awards Banquet November 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 Student Safety Innovation Challenge Winners

1st Place Undergraduate Paper:

The Fear of Going Nuclear:  Assessing the Associated Risks of Nuclear Power Plant Utilization in the United States by Thomas Wesselmann at Missouri University of Science and Technology

1st Place Graduate Paper:

Determination of Minimum Requirements for Critical Safety Systems in Support of PRA by Seyed Mohsen Hoseyni at IAU-Science and Research

PAST EVENTS

SERAD 2014 Student Safety Innovation Challenge DEADLINE EXTENDED

SERAD 2013 Student Safety Innovation Challenge

Congratulations to the 2014 Student Safety Innovation Challenge Winners

1st Place: Crude Truth: Assessing the Associated Risks of Rail, Tanker, and Pipeline Crude Oil Transport by Ashtyn Baldas of Missouri University of Science and Technology

2nd Place: Stochastic Fatigue Life Assessment in Automotive Application by Mahboubeh Yazdanipour of Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran

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