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NIOSH Employee Receives Engineering Honor

April 29, 2019

NIOSH Employee Receives Engineering Honor

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH’s) Associate Director for Mining Jessica Kogel, Ph.D., has received one of engineering’s highest honors, election into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

   She is among 86 new U.S. members and 18 foreign members elected to the NAE for 2019. She was named to the NAE for her distinguished contributions to engineering, “for sustainable development and innovation of industrial clay products and processes.” She chairs the World Federation of Engineering Organizations’ Task Force on Mining and Sustainability, which fosters close collaboration between the global mining industry, NGOs and the local community to increase environmental stewardship, improve economic conditions and contribute to social equity. Through this and other activities, Dr. Kogel has promoted positive change in operations management, health and safety practices, environmental impact,
and mineral resource utilization.
   —Please see https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/updates/upd-04-01-19.html for more.