IOE PhD students Christine Barnett and Kayse Maass were awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. These fellowships recognize and support outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.
Industrial and Operations Engineering student Jenna Bertke has been awarded the 2013 College of Engineering Distinguished Leadership Award for an Undergraduate Student. The College of Engineering Distinguished Leadership Award is presented in recognition of outstanding leadership through contributions to the college and/or the community.
IOE Students, Matthew DiTullio and Victoria Ranger, have been awarded the CoE George M. Landes Prize for Technical Communication. The prize honors excellence and creativity in both technical skills and presentation skills.
Andrew Hakim, IOE PhD candidate, has been awarded the Joel and Lorrainne Brown GSI of the Year Award. Every March, IOE students cast their vote for instructors who have made great impacts on their education and lives.
IOE Student, Vera Mann Hey Lo, has been awarded the CoE A.D. Moore Prize. The A.D. Moore Prize is presented to an outstanding sophomore or junior who has demonstrated academic excellence, leadership qualities and outstanding contributions to co-curricular activities.
Vera Mann Hey Lo has also been awarded the John L. Imhoff Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year from the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).
IOE students, Gerald Lou, Nisarg Patel, and Kevin Shallcross, are among members of the winning teams for the 2012 Tauber Institute for Global Operations Spotlight! competition. Kevin Shallcross was on First Place team Woodward Inc: “Accelerated Fuel Nozzle Repair and Overhaul.” Nisrag Patel was on Second Place team Boeing Parts & Assemblies: “Developing a Standard-Work Supplier Risk Monitoring System at Boeing.” Gerald Lou was on Honorable Mention team BorgWarner Turbo Systems: “Optimization of High-Speed Core Balancing Machines’ Utilization.”
Rama Mwensi is the recipient of the Fall 2012 Andrew S. Crawford Award for Entrepreneurship Excellence for his work in IOE 422. Rama used his involvement with E-MAGINE, a student organization that designs, develops and deploys solar powered internet access systems in rural communities around the world, as a springboard for his project. According to Rama, “Strategically branded as a ‘hybrid social business’ E-MAGINE’s primary activity involves providing rural and off-the-grid communities (particularly in Africa) with access solutions to mobile and data connectivity, while simultaneously providing telecom carriers with access to new markets. (This effectively creates value for both parties served.) Traditional network service delivery for telecom carriers requires them to outsource work or partner with site leasing acquisition and hardware cell tower companies. E-MAGINE, however effectively integrates both roles into its operating plan and delivers value to its customers by building relationships with unconnected communities through local intermediaries, negotiating site lease agreements on behalf of the telecoms, and expanding their networks through the installation of E-MAGINE’s proprietary, low cost, solar powered GSM-Internet access systems. Our goal (as a final team of students) was to develop a business model that would not only create value for all customers served, but also capture value from the untapped market of potential Internet users in Africa.”
Industrial and Operations Engineering Ph.D. candidate Brandon Pitts has been awarded the 2013 College of Engineering Distinguished Leadership Award for a Graduate Student. This award is presented to those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership through their contributions to the college and/or the community.
The IOE faculty selected Samuel Rosen as the recipient of the 2013 CoE Graduate Distinguished Achievement Award. The award recognizes outstanding academic achievement, exemplary character, leadership and service to the department, and potential for success in future endeavors.
IOE PhD Candidate Amir Sadrpour has been selected by the faculty as the 2013 winner of the Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement. This prize is awarded annually to one IOE graduate student based on excellence in leadership, academic performance, and research.
IOE PhD candidate Zohar Strinka and Stephen Strinka welcomed baby Riker Stephenson Strinka on February 5th. Riker was 7 lbs 9 oz and 20 inches long.
IOE PhD candidate Mingdi You has been awarded the Wilson Prize for the paper titled “Cutting plane approaches for designing robust and semi-robust networks under demand and topological uncertainty” jointly authored with Siqian Shen.