The SRU student section’s first semester on campus has gone incredibly well, exceeding many of our initial expectations. We set and met 4 goals at the beginning of the semester, which were:
- Recruit at least 10 new student members (we are currently at 27!)
- Become a recognized club by the SRU Student Government Association (we became official in October)
- Hold 2-3 meetings (we held 2 meetings for our student section this semester)
- Visit multiple safety classes for recruitment (we recruited students from 8 different classes)
Due to 3 out of our 4 current executive board members graduating this December, we have held elections and elected 5 new members. The members will begin their term in January 2021, and end in May of 2022. The SRU Section held a meeting where Sarmed Shareef (Pgh. AIHA President) was able to meet the new executive board, and they were able to connect with him and ask him questions.
- President – Reece Leotta
- Vice President – Jacob Brand
- Research/Social Media Chair – Alyssa Royer (will end term in May 2021 due to graduation)
- Secretary – Amber Wharrey
- Treasurer – Scott Burridge (Scott is our current Treasurer and will end his term in May 2021 at graduation)
- Treasurer Elect – Hannah Roberts (will shadow Scott until she takes over as full-time Treasurer in May 2021)
SRU AIHA & SRU ASSP are working together on a joint research project regarding COVID-19, the attitudinal and behavioral changes of people during the pandemic, & the effectiveness/comfortability of certain face masks. The project is anticipated to be done by late March or early April.
Next semester our new executive board plans to bring in 2-3 technical speakers, recruit more student members and branch out to recruiting Chemistry majors, develop a budget, finish the research project, and possibly go on facility tours if protocols allow!
Nicholas noted that he is very proud of the work that they have accomplished this semester and is excited to see the new executive board grow the section even further! Nicholas graduated in December, and we wish him all the best! Reece Leotta (firstname.lastname@example.org) will lead the SRU Student Local Section in 2021.