The poster, “Classroom Lab Evaluation of Smart Phone Apps for Noise Monitoring,” was a collaborative effort between faculty members Helmut Paschold and Majed Zreiqat, as well as students Christopher Shultz, Neil Byers, and Joshua Brestensky.
Based on an industrial hygiene course laboratory assignment, an experiment was conducted to assess the accuracy of smartphone apps for use in measuring noise exposure. An app created by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health was found
to produce results with no significant difference from a sound level meter specified in the OSHA standards.
This poster was well attended and received an honorable mention, purple ribbon award at the American Society of Safety Engineers 2017 national conference in Denver, Colorado.
Department of Safety
Julie Greenawalt, of the
Nursing and Allied Health Professions Department, was awarded the INACSL Spirit of Simulation Leadership Excellence
Award by the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning at the June 2017 annual convention held in Washington, D.C.
This award, selected by peers and colleagues, is awarded to a visionary and inspiring nurse leader in the simulation community who exemplifies the characteristics of a transformational leader.
The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning is an interdisciplinary organization that focuses on advancing the science of healthcare simulation. It is a robust organization, boasting a membership of over 2,500, and is most
recently credited with publishing INACSL Standards of Best Practice:
Simulation—a guide for simulation operators and users.
The organization also has a monthly publication,
Clinical Simulation in Nursing, in which Greenawalt, along with colleagues Pam O’Harra and Elaine Little, recently published their work on expanding best practices to the teaching of ethics to undergraduate nursing students, titled “Undergraduate
Nursing Students’ Ability to Apply Ethics in Simulated Cases,” in the August issue.
The INACSL organization provides a venue for sharing and learning as relating to simulation through such programs as webinars, journal roundtables, fellowships, and conferences.
Greenawalt, an active member currently functioning as one of the eight nurse planners, is the conference administrator. Works are currently underway for the next annual conference to be held in Toronto, Canada, June 13–16, 2018.
Shari Robertson, professor in the Department of Communication Disorders, Special Education and
Disability Services, is one of 15 professionals nationwide to be named a 2017 Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, one of the highest honors the Association bestows.
To be awarded Fellow, the individual must have made outstanding and sustained contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders that are considered by the committee on honors to stand out among one’s peers.