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Divina de Jesus – Le Clair is a/an “AGE” Environmental Engineer at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. She is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at the University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos, Philippines.  She will be given a testimonial party on February 15, 2011 at the UNO-R presidents’ hall at 5 pm.

Engr. Divina de Jesus Le Clair at the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) behind the space shuttle
(Photo taken from Engr. Divina Le Clair)

The welcome program will start with a prayer by Rev. Fr. Cornelio Moral, OAR while Welcome remarks will be given by Rev. Fr. Dionisio Cachero,OAR, UNO-R President.  Rev. Fr. Joel Alve,OAR will close the program.

Her recent works include coordinating Hypergol fuel and oxidizer waste treatment, generating Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) and TIER II reports for National Aeronautic Space Administration (NASA).

She had provided pneumatic engineering ground support during launch countdown for the Space Transport Systems (Space Shuttle) and the Delta IV and Atlas V unmanned rockets, served as an Environmental Consultant supporting construction projects at Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and Patrick Air Force Base, and developed and maintained a tracking database of all facilities in MS access.

In addition, she has written Hazardous Waste Handbook which served as a guidebook to waste generators, and operations and maintenance instructions for assigned systems and equipment at Fuel Storage Area 1.

She became a Registered Professional Engineer in May 1986 and a certified Hazardous Materials Manager in June 1998.

Furthermore, she has specialized trainings on hazardous/toxic waste management, PCB conference, Pollution Prevention, advanced Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Course, Air Emission Control at Waste Management Facilities, Cryogenic Safety, Hydrogen Safety Training Course, Advanced Concepts, Oxygen Systems Design and Analysis, and Cryogenic Engineering.

Dedication and perseverance is her key for success from being a Pfizzer Pharmaceutical Company Quality Control Inspector, PEPAC Petroleum Company Chemist, RP Scherer Pharmaceutical Co. Quality Engineer, FAR Research Chemical Company Chemist, Kennedy Space Center Laboratory Technician, Kennedy Space Center Propellant Systems Engineer, and now as a Kennedy Space Center Environmental Engineer.

Jesus – Le Clair received an EG&G Waste Reduction (WaRP) Award in December 1997, NASA Astronaut’s Personal Achievement Award, Silver Snoopy Award in December 1997, and Golden Achiever Award in April 2001.***Thessa Alba and Carlos Legaspi,Jr. 4332449 loc 114