Clemson IE celebrates academic year with 2017 IE Banquet

April 21, 2017

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2017 IE Award Winners – Front Row (L-R): Ashley Bryson, Zahra Azadi, Emily Huffer, Ebony Johnson; Back Row (L-R): Leonardo Lozano, Miranda Muhs, Jake Flynn, Jacob Price.

Clemson IE celebrated one of its most successful academic years at its Industrial Engineering Banquet on Tuesday, April 18th at Clemson University’s Madren Center. This year’s event grew from an annual awards ceremony honoring top students to an event that celebrated the entire senior class.

The annual IE event serves as a celebration of the academic year and heralds the achievements of IE’s highly talented student body. The volume of awards and scholarships earned by this year’s Clemson IE student body is an indicator of why the department is gaining prominence among its peers and why program rankings are on the rise. This year’s banquet set the new standard for departmental celebration and included a social reception, Italian buffet, photo booth, and senior superlatives. The evening was capped off by the highly anticipated announcement of the Teaching Assistant of the Year, Professor of the Year, and IE Senior Superlative awards. The Teaching Assistant of the Year and the Professor of the Year awards hold special value because they are awarded based on the popular vote of the students. This year’s Teaching Assistant of the Year was awarded to Myrtede Alfred, and for the second straight year, the Professor of the Year went to Dr. Jon Lowe. View Photos >>

This year’s IE award winners were as follows:

Sophomore Academic Achievement Award  – Emily Huffer
Junior Academic Achievement Award  – Jake Flynn
Senior Academic Achievement Award  – Ashley Bryson
Outstanding Junior Award – Jacob Price
Jim Chisman Outstanding Senior Award – Megan Byham
Most Valuable Team Member – IE 4670 – John McKiernan
Outstanding Project Manager – IE 4670 – Sam Brewer
Lindenmeyer Leadership and Public Service Award – Di Hoai Nguyen
IIE Award for Excellence – Ebony Johnson
Kimbler Undergraduate Research Award – Amanda Farthing
Janine Anthony Bowen Undergraduate Scholar – Ebony Johnson
Janine Anthony Bowen Graduate Fellow – Zahra Azadi
Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant – Leonardo Lozano
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant – Myrtede Alfred
Student voted Teaching Assistant of the Year – Myrtede Alfred
Professor of the Year – Dr. Jon Lowe

On a lighter note, the senior class added their personal touch to the banquet by awarding IE Senior Superlatives as follows:

Class Clown – Nate Bubello
Life of the Party
– Tyler Tremblay
Most Dependable
– Megan Byham & Taylor Thompson
Most Likely to be CEO – Jaime Hernandez
Most Likely to be a Clemson Professor
– Anna White

In addition to departmental awards, Clemson IE students were also recognized with the following:

National Awards and Scholarships
ACC Fellowship Award – Emily Huffer
¡Adelante! MillerCoors National Engineering and Science Scholarship – Karina Hutula
Fulbright Scholar in Chile – Amanda Farthing
HFES Perception and Performance Technical Group Paper Competition – Kylie Gomes
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship – Kylie Gomes
2017 South Carolina Aging Research Network – Hunter Rogers & Emma Scharett

Clemson University Awards
2017 Creative Inquiry Graduate Student Mentor Award – Dotan Shvorin
Graduate Student Gov’t Achievement Awards — Outstanding Master’s Thesis – Katie Jurewicz
Graduate Student Gov’t Excellence in Service/Outreach Projects – Myrtede Alfred

College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences Awards
The Robert B. and Susan B. Hambright Leadership Fellowship – Jake Flynn
The Robert W. Snelsire Diversity Prize – Taylor Lightener
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award – Myrtede Alfred
Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award – Amanda Farthing

Clemson IE would like to thank all of the supporters and attendees, including the nominees, donors, faculty, staff, and volunteers that have made this event possible.