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ECU professor David Batts, right, was honored by the American Society of Safety Engineers. (Contributed photos)

College of Technology and Computer Science Professors receive Top ASSE Awards

Two East Carolina University professors in the Department of Technology Systems received awards from the American Society of Safety Engineers during the organization's annual conference in Baltimore, Md.

David Batts received the 2009-2010 Academics Practice Specialty’s Safety Professional of the Year, given to an ASSE member who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments as a safety professional and has made significant contributions to the advance the safety profession.

Work by Michael Behm was among the top three member-written articles selected by the American Society of Safety Engineers Editorial Review Board for publication in the journal, Professional Safety.  Behm received $3,000 for his third-place article and donated his earnings back to the ASSE foundation.  

Founded in 1911, ASSE is the oldest and largest professional safety organization.


This story appeared originally in the Sept. 24, 2010 issue of Pieces of Eight. An archived version of that issue is available at