Embry-Riddle Student Earns Scholarship from Board of Certified Safety Professionals

Lekan Aponmade

Lekan Aponmade, a Master of Science in Safety Science (MS-SS) student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).

Since 2006, BCSP has offered the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation to safety degree programs such as Embry-Riddle’s Safety Science program. “I am very honored to be chosen for this esteemed scholarship—being recognized by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals means a lot to me,” said Aponmade. “I plan to invest these funds into furthering my education and professional development.”

“BCSP has high expectations for professional advancement and training, and our staff in Behavioral & Safety Science are extremely proud of Lekan’s accomplishment,” said Dr. Erin Bowen, Chair of Embry-Riddle’s Behavioral & Safety Science Department.

In addition to his studies, Aponmade is also the Student Government Association (SGA) graduate student representative. His professional goal is to become a safety professional focusing on human behavior, ability and limitation while developing interventions that range from simple engineering controls to robotics and mechatronics. With this approach, Aponmade hopes to strengthen the link between academic studies in safety and the application of those studies in industries.

“BCSP is very appreciative of all of the efforts Lekan has made to maintain this program’s high demands, which contributes to the advancement of the profession,” said BCSP CEO Dr. Treasa Turnbeaugh.

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