News – Recognitions

ASSP Greater San Jose Chapter Achieves Gold Status

Posted: Aug 15, 2018

The ASSP Greater San Jose Chapter achieved Gold Chapter status for 2017-2018 term and recognized this accomplishment with membership at the August 14, 2018 technical meeting.


Jennifer Harris (Past President) presents the ASSP Gold Chapter award to Christy Foster (Immediate Past President)

The ASSP Greater San Jose Chapter Officers are pictured with the Gold Chapter Award.

ASSP Greater San Jose 2018 Summer Scholarship Winner

Posted: Aug 15, 2018

The ASSP Greater San Jose Chapter is proud to fund biannual scholarships for deserving college students interested in EH&S. Our $1,500 summer scholarship winners are Lee-Tan Lu and Dominic Casas, both from San Jose State University.

Lee-Tan (pictured below, right) is a graduate student in Environmental Studies. Her thesis project involves solar panel waste management and government regulations regarding extended producer responsibility in California. The panels create an environment and human health threat that she is hoping to solve with improved disposal strategies. She is an international student from Taiwan and she plans to use the scholarship to attend more professional conferences in the environmental field.

Jenny presenting Lee-Tan the scholarship at the Aug. 14 Technical meeting.

Dominic is an undergraduate Chemical Engineering student who plans to pursue a PhD in Environmental Engineering. He is passionate about sustainability and the global ecosystem, with work experience at NASA’s OMEGA FARM System and Thermo Fisher Scientific. His technical skills are matched by impressive interpersonal and leadership skills, with a reputation for being “vibrant, outgoing, personable, friendly, and inquisitive” according to his supervisor at Thermo

.Our chapter also funds a $250 scholarship for Las Positas Community College, which was awarded to Matt Chasm (pictured below, right).

Matt began his career as an equipment operator and foreman at a concrete and asphalt recycling program. He is now studying Occupational Safety and Health and working as a Safety and Compliance officer at Argent Materials. He hopes to one day become a CSP and QSP.

Jenny presenting Matt the scholarship at the Aug. 14 Technical meeting

Matt pictured at Las Positas Community College with couple of professors.

Congratulations to all of our scholarship award recipients!

ASSP – Greater San Jose Chapter Honors Jennifer Harris, Chapter President, with Service Award for 2017-2018

Posted: Jun 13, 2018

ASSP Greater San Jose Chapter recognizes Jennifer Harris for her outstanding service and dedication as Chapter President for the past year of 2017-2018.

The June Technical Meeting was Jennifer Harris last meeting as ASSP Greater San Jose Chapter President as she sets the stage for the the President-Elect, Dolores Bergen, to continue leading the chapter in promoting safety and health disciplines in the Greater San Jose area.

Pictured below is Dolores Bergen, Chapter President-Elect (right), presenting the Service Award Certificate to Jennifer Harris (left).