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Awards Descriptions

Educator Awards

Albert G. Holzman Distinguished Educator Award
Outstanding educators who have contributed to industrial engineering.

Innovations in Curriculum Competition
Outstanding innovation in the design or presentation of an accredited IE, ISE, IEOR, or similar engineering curriculum.

Dr. Hamed K. Eldin Outstanding Early Career IE in Academia Award
Individuals in academia who have shown outstanding characteristics.

Leadership Awards

Boeing Excellence Award for Collaboration in Productivity, Workplace Safety and Ergonomics
Strategy and policy deployment that is the context of work in the area of productivity, safety and ergonomics.

 Captains of Industry Award
Business or government leaders who successfully used industrial engineering in the workplace.

Fellow Award
Leaders who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to industrial engineering.

Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award
Individuals who distinguished themselves through contributions to mankind.

George L. Smith International Award for Excellence in Promotion of Industrial Engineering
Individual who has made significant and long-standing contribution to the profession and exemplifies role model behavior as "goodwill ambassador."

Outstanding Middle Career IE Leadership Award for Business/Industry
Individuals working in industry who have excelled in their role as a practicing manager/leader within their organization.

Outstanding Achievement in Management Award
Executives contributing to the profession through innovative use of its methods.

Outstanding Early Career IE in Business/Industry
Honoring leadership, professionalism, and potential.

Research Awards

David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award
Recognizes significant contributions to the profession through outstanding research.

Graduate Research Award
Student members who have shown excellence in master’s-level research.

Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award
Outstanding graduate research in industrial engineering.

IIE Transactions Award
Recognizes the best paper published in each of the focused issues of IIE Transactions and the best applications paper published in any of the IIE Transactions.

Scholarships and Fellowships
Awards academic excellence and campus leadership by graduate and undergraduate students.

Service to Profession

Award for Technical Innovation in Industrial Engineering
Recognizes an innovative technical contribution to the industrial engineering profession.

Fred C. Crane Distinguished Service Award
Recognizes individual’s contributions to IIE.

Medallion Award
Impacting the profession through leadership or technical achievement.

Outstanding IIE Publication Award
Outstanding publication in any IIE-sponsored or co-sponsored medium.

Specialty Awards

Award for Excellence in Productivity Improvement
Organizations with significant achievements in productivity or quality.

Excellence Awards for Chapters
Outstanding performance by an IIE chapter.

Honorary Member Award
An individual of acknowledged eminence who is not an IIE member.

I5 Award
For an individual who implemented ways to improve their organizations with ideas learned from the previous year's conference

IIE/Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award
For an outstanding book that promotes industrial engineering education or profession.

Special Awards
Awards granted by the IIE Board of Trustees to recognize noteworthy achievement.

UPS Minority Advancement
Advancing women, minorities, or the disabled in the profession.

Student Awards & Competitions

James W. Barany Student Award for Excellence
Students distinguished through scholarly excellence and campus leadership.

Undergraduate Student Simulation Competition
Undergraduate students compete in a “real world” case study using Rockwell's Arena software.

SHS Student Healthcare Simulation Competition
Students solve a "real world" healthcare case study using FlexSim's simulation software.

Undergraduate Student Technical Paper Competition
Honors outstanding technical papers of undergraduate students.

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