Dr. Stewart W. Behie, associate center director of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, mentored a cohort of students competing in the first TapRooT® student competition hosted at the 25th annual Global TapRooT® Summit. Students completed four weeks of training in preparation for a final exercise –– investigating a toxic spill.
The 25th Global TapRooT® Summit took place May 2 – 5, 2022 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Stewart Behie, associate center director of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, mentored a team of Texas A&M University College of Engineering students for the inaugural TapRooT® Student Competition. He and the student cohort completed TapRooT® training from January to April. At the conclusion of the four-week training, each competing student team was given the same incident to investigate and presented their findings during a poster presentation at the summit. The student team placed second overall and received feedback from a panel of judges that focused on the quality of their investigation and successful identification of their SnapCharT®. Learn more about the inaugural TapRooT® Student Competition.