IMSE students and faculty receive IISE awards

Two industrial engineering graduate students were recently awarded fellowships from their field’s largest professional society.

Enrique Alameda, a MS student in IE, and Srikanthan Ramesh, a PhD student in IE, were awarded the Gilbreth Memorial Fellowship for the 2018-19 academic year from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). The fellowship includes a $3000 stipend for each awardee. Only five of these fellowships were awarded nationwide for 2018-19. The Gilbreth Memorial Fellowship is available to graduate students in the United States and its territories, Canada and Mexico who are pursing an advanced degree in industrial engineering or its equivalent.

Several other IMSE students and faculty members received IISE awards at the organization’s annual conference in April: Audrey Fyock, who is concurrently pursuing a BS in IE and MBA, along with co-authors Leslie Potter, IMSE senior lecturer, Rick Stone, IMSE associate professor, and Devna Popejoy-Sheriff, IMSE student services specialist, received the Best Track Paper Award for the Engineering Education category; Christopher Hernandez, a senior in IE, received the UPS Scholarship for Minority Students; Jenna Oftedal, who is concurrently pursuing a BS in IE and MBA, was awarded the Vinod and Gail Sahney Scholarship; Lizhi Wang, associate professor in IMSE, received the 2018 Annual Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Operations Research Division, and Atousa Zarindast, a PhD student in IE, along with co-authors Elcin Günay, IMSE postdoctoral research associate, and Gül E. Kremer, IMSE professor and chair, received the Best Student Paper award in the Sustainable Development Division.

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