McCardell Bicentennial Hall: 9am - 9:30pm

The Middlebury Sciences Environmental Health and Safety Working Group self-formed in October 2015 when Cathy Ekstrom invited the EH&S Coordinator to meet with new staff members to discuss safety improvements in Bicentennial Hall.

That first conversation generated positive energy and excitement as we realized we had a shared vision for improvement of the safety culture within the Middlebury Sciences. Since that first meeting our group has met regularly to develop and prioritize goals; including the development of new laboratory safety training programs.

The Sciences EH&S Working Group invites interested faculty, staff, and students to contact us with ideas and feedback.

Vision Statement

  • Ensure compliance with all environmental health and safety (EHS) regulations;
  • Create sustainable EHS programs (training, audit program, commitment and involvement at all levels);
  • Collaborative approach involving faculty, staff, and students;
  • Develop a culture of safety throughout all programs.


Caitlin Carr

Laboratory Stores and Safety Manager

McCardell Bicentennial Hall 143

Cathy Ekstrom

Administrative Program Coordinator

McCardell Bicentennial Hall 330

Jake Pirkkanen

Associate Director for Research Compliance

McCardell Bicentennial Hall 329

Jody Smith

Associate Director for Sciences Technical Support

McCardell Bicentennial Hall 135A

Jesse Stratton

Director of Environmental Health, Safety, & Compliance

422 South Main 102

Tim Wickland

Director of Sciences Support Services and Bicentennial Hall

McCardell Bicentennial Hall 333