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      • 2018 Undergraduate Research Award winners presented at Senior Symposium

        (June 26, 2018) The Undergraduate Research Poster Session was held at the Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. Students in the winning teams were: First place: Andrew Thomas (Advisor: Dr. Navid Ghaffarzadegan); Second place: Elena Karakazoff, David Mcilvain, Niki Khandelwal, Alex Meholic, Sahil Laheri (Dr. Blake Johnson); Nick Xu and Wenyan Huang (Dr. Nathan Lau); Tyler Entner, Gordon Quach (Dr. James Kong)

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      • Dr. Blake Johnson receives ICAT SEAD grant, CoE and SEC awards

        (June 18, 2018) Dr. Blake Johnson earned multiple awards as well as a grant in spring 2018: College of Engineering Dean’s Awards for Excellence Outstanding New Assistant Professor award, College of Engineering Student Engineers’ Council (SEC) Undergraduate Research Advisor Award, and ICAT SEAD grant for the project with printed prosthetics.

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      • ISE faculty promotions and tenure among those approved by VT Board of Visitors

        (June 5, 2018) Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approved promotions and tenure for the following ISE faculty members: Dr. Joe Gabbard was awarded tenure at his current rank of associate professor, Dr. Navid Ghaffarzadegan was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor, and Dr. Natalie Cherbaka was promoted to collegiate associate professor.

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      • Dr. Don Taylor honored with IISE Albert G. Holzman Distinguished Educator Award

        (June 1, 2018) Charles O. Gordon Professor Dr. Don Taylor is the recipient of the 2018 Albert G. Holzman Award from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) for significant contributions to the industrial engineering profession by an outstanding educator. The Holzman award is one of the highest honors given to a member of the IISE who has contributed significantly to the profession through research, publication, extension, administration and teaching innovation in the academic environment. In additions, he has exhibited a rare trait of superbly leading not only his research and scholarly work, but also, a department, a college, a professional organization, and now, a university in intellectual and educational pursuits.

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      • 2018 Senior Design Award winning teams recognized

        (May 29, 2018) The winning teams of the Senior Design Awards were announced during the Senior Symposium reception. Team 40 (Matthew Boys, Rachel Carie, Kunal Gandhi) for Project Management and People's Choice awards; Team 23 (Shiv Balodi, Chelsea Galara, Daniel Safewright, Ahmed Salih) for Applications of ISE Methods & Tools award; Team 18 (Paul Hayes, Dylan Sackadorf, Micah Schumaker, Lauren Schwartz) for Innovation and Creativity award; Team 20 (Charlie Bushrow, Erik Dietrich, Colleen Ferlotti, Sam Swanson) for Performance Impact award.

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