Published: Nov. 4, 2019

Dorothy NobleLab manager Dorothy Noble received the Challenge Coin Award from CU Boulder’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety, in recognition for her attention to safety, regulations and personal protective equipment (PPE) in all environmental engineering labs, while also being exceptional at day-to-day lab operations.

Noble is a senior professional research assistant and laboratory manager in the environmental engineering labs at SEEC on East Campus. She participated in research projects in the Canadian Arctic, Nicaragua and the Pacific Northwest before working at at the City and County of Broomfield as a water quality chemist. She still participates in water quality research projects, specifically research on disinfection by-product formation.

Robert Sungje An, chemical inventory specialist from environmental health and safety, said they created the award to recognize lab managers and safety proctors across the campus who contribute to the wellbeing of students and faculty.  He said Noble provides an outstanding example and leadership for all the labs that she oversees.

“Her exceptional efforts in maintaining safety, PPE and other lab manager responsibilities show in the day-to-day operations of the labs and its members,” An said. “I have been working with Dorothy for many years now and believe that people like her are critical in helping keep this enormous campus and its members safe.”

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety works with the campus community as well as local, state and federal agencies to ensure that all environmental health and safety hazards are appropriately addressed. Through training and consultation with campus personnel and local officials, the department commits itself to the safety of the university campus and the surrounding Boulder community.