UH architecture team wins at work safety conference

Several architecture students and their professor were recognized at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s “Prevention Through Design” conference on Thursday in Washington, D.C., for their projects on workplace safety.

Students Jennie Macedo, Ya-Han Chen and Juan Jimenez won the student grand prize for the “Spinal Cord,” a safe and easy-to-use extension cord intended for construction site operation.

Other runners-up were Rick Salinas, Meredith Tucker and Anna Ho who created “Beehave,” a modified beekeeper’s uniform. Kelle Kimbro, Ryan Pursel, Alan Nguyen and Thi Vu created “Out of Sight,” a device that removes pieces of glass from construction sites.

Their mentor, associate professor EunSook Kwon, won the Excellence in Teaching Award.


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