IIT's Master of Health Physics program had a strong presence at the 59th Annual Health Physics Society (HPS) Meeting, held this July in Baltimore, MD.
S.Y. Chen, director of the health physics program and HPS Fellow, attended and gave a talk, as did Bruce Toomire, a student in the program. Toomire and several other students in the program attended the meeting on a travel grant awarded by the HPS, which required them to work at the meeting, helping with registration, setup, and other various tasks. When they weren’t working, they were able to attend talks and walk the tradeshow floor, where IIT had a booth manned by Elizabeth Friedman, director if IIT’s professional master’s programs. Here, alumni of the program and their employers, many of whom also had booths at the meeting, were able to network with IIT constituents.
The Health Physics Society is a professional organization whose mission is excellence in the science and practice of radiation safety. There are nearly 5,000 HPS members representing all scientific and technical areas related to radiation safety, including academia, government, medicine, research and development, analytical services, consulting, and industry in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.