Dr. Jerry Evans Receives IIE Fellow Award
Dr. Gerald Evans received the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Fellow Award, at the 2011 International Industrial Engineering Conference, held this week in Reno, NV. This major award recognizes outstanding leaders of the Industrial Engineering profession who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to industrial engineering. A fellow is the highest classification of IIE membership.
Not more than 20 fellows can be named each year. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding accomplishments in both professional career and service to industrial engineering. Candidates must excel in at least one of the following three specific criteria:
- Management - Has achieved significant results and has made notable contributions to running or managing organizations or departments that include industrial engineering or related functions. The organizations may be in industry, government, or academe.
- Technical innovation - Has made significant contributions relating to industrial engineering through the creation of new methodology and/or philosophy and its dissemination through media such as books, journals, magazines, conferences, and meetings, as well as broadcast and Web communications.
- Practice innovation – Has made significant contributions to industrial engineering practice through the design and implementation of industrial engineering techniques including measurement of the resulting benefits.
Candidates must also qualify in two of the following three specific criteria and excel in at least one:
- IIE service - Has volunteered significant time and effort on behalf of IIE.
- Interdisciplinary activity - Has volunteered significant time and been active in national or international leadership with other groups that relate to industrial engineering.
- Leadership in promoting industrial engineering – Has significantly enhanced the visibility and impact of industrial engineering through promotional activities.