AIHF Scholarships Recipients

This year the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) awarded scholarships to 38 deserving students across the United States! Thanks to the generous support of the AIHA community a total of $73,700 dollars was awarded to students in all stages of their academic career.

Please join us in congratulating our 2016 winners!


Teniope Adewumi, University of California, Los Angeles

Noma Agbonifo, University of Cincinnati

Rupkatha Bardhan, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Kali Basman, New York University

Corey Boles, University of Iowa

Chih-Hsiang Chien, University of Florida

Eric Dangoy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Taryn Dausman, University of Iowa

James Fay, Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Jason Garcia, University of South Florida

Mary Catherine Goodard,University of Michigan

Laura Hallett, University of Iowa

Tai Hoang, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Shannon Johnson, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Samantha Knowlton, University of Iowa

Lauren Kokx, University of Michigan

Adam Lucas, Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Lindsay Mahoney, Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Theresa McCollom, University of Iowa

James McIntyre, Murray State University

Danielle McKenzie-Smith, University of Utah

Benjamin Moore, University of North Alabama

Oluwatoniloba Okuwobi, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Peggy Paduraru, University of British Columbia

Marysel Pagan Santana, University of Puerto Rico

Linh Phan, University of Illinois at Chicago

Andrew Phillips, West Chester University

Dana Piper, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Colton Porter, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Menekse Salar, Auburn University

Joshua Sarran, Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Hayley Seaman, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Yuan Shao, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Christopher Shultz, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Kelsey Smith, University of Central Missouri

Abigail Tompkins, University of Iowa

Mohamed Jiffry Ruzmyn Vilcassim, New York University

Benjamin Weiler, Montana Tech of the University of Montana


Tech Corner: Live Tweeting

The conference app is a great way to plan and schedule your must see events and round tables at conference. But you can bring your conference experience to the next level by interacting with other conference attendees via social media. Posts and tweets from all members highlight the friendships and comradery that #AIHce is known for! Since 2013 #AIHce has been compiling a Storyfi  for each conference. Storyfi is a scrap book of social media comprise of your twitter and Instagram posts. (because who could forget I heart IH temporary tattoos!) Catch up on past conferences here and get ready to document your #AIHce2016  Baltimore experience!

2015 Salt Lake City, UT

2014 San Antonio, TX

2013 Montreal, Quebec


Brook Best, 2014

Customizing your Conference

No two conference experiences are ever the same. While each city helps shape the conference   participants are given ample opportunity to customize their own experience based on their personal goals and interest. While many folks show up to the conference yearly and wing it, taking a few minutes to think about your own personal interests and goals can help you focus on the sessions, round tables, volunteer group meetings, and networking events that are most pertinent to you. Once you’ve figured out your direction you want to go in, you can use the Conference Program and App to help you keep track of all  the events   you  want to attend. We’ve highlighted  here for you  events and session specifically designed for Students and Early Career Professionals and hope you will join us for as many as you can.  Capture.PNG

Welcome to Baltimore for AIHce 2016!

By Chesapeake Local Section

Since we left Salt Lake in 2015, AIHce 2016 has been on the minds of every Chesapeake Local Section member. We have been anxiously working away to ensure that this year has all charm and hospitality that Baltimore has to offer. The Tech Tours this year summarize Baltimore rich history of innovation and military service, from Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, to the United States Coast Guard Yard. While the conference is centered in the sunny Inner Harbor we encourage conference-goers to explore many of Baltimore’s neighborhoods accessible by the waterfront promenade that extends from Federal Hill, through the Inner Harbor and Fells Point, to Canton’s waterfront park. We are looking to welcoming you to our diverse and vibrant city!