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Young-Jun Son Named SIE Department Head

Professor Young-Jun Son is the new head of the department of systems and industrial engineering at the University of Arizona.

Son, who joined the faculty of the SIE department in 2000, began his new role Jan. 20. In addition to being a professor of systems and industrial engineering, Son is a da Vinci Fellow, an Arizona Engineering Faculty Fellow, and director of the UA’s Advanced Integration of Manufacturing Systems and Technologies program.

Read the article in the Arizona Engineer here

BECUR Award

BECUR

Engineering Management Student Chi Chan was part of the winning team at BECUR

"A team of students won an award for the engineering category at the Biological, Engineering, and Chemical Undergraduate Research (BECUR) Conference hosted by the UA Biochemistry Club. The students presented their engineering senior capstone project, Microfluidic Devices for the Isolation and Characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells, to other faculty, student, and industry researchers at the conference. The project consists of designing, fabricating, and testing microfluidic devices for capturing tumor cells and being used as an alternative to current biopsies for detecting cancer in patients. The project sponsor is Dr.Yitshak Zohar, a professor for the AME/BME departments."

As pictured from left to right: Andy Trickey-Glassman (Mechanical Engineering), Chloe Loveridge (Biomedical Engineering), Crystal Li (Biomedical Engineering), Chi Chan (Engineering Management), Michael Binkley (Biomedical Engineering), and Cody Petrie (Biomedical Engineering)

Haitao Liao Awarded the 2014 Williiam A. Golomski Award



Golomski Award


Dr. Haitao Liao and Dr. Huairui Guo (ReliaSoft Corporation) were awarded the 2014 William A. Golomski Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) for the best paper authored by a member of IIE, Quality and Reliability Engineering Division. Dr. Liao and Dr. Guo co-authored "A Generic Method for Modeling Accelerated Life Testing Data" and presented the paper at RAMS 2013. They were recognized with this honor at the 2014 RAMS conference in Colorado Springs, CO, on 01/29/2014.

Matthew Dabkowski Wins MORS Hughes Award

Matthew Dabkowski
Congratulations to
Matthew Dabkowski
for winning the
MORS Wayne P. Hughes Jr. Award.
In 2007, MORS established the Junior Analyst to recognize young
Analysts who are already making an impact on Operations Research.

Major (now Lieutenant Colonel) Matthew Dabkowski
has proven to be an outstanding young researcher and problem solver
for the United States Army and the Department Defense with
his significant contributions in a myriad of environments including
while deployed in Afghanistan.
He has published articles, developed new analytic procedures and worked
on significant problems to include the Army Force Design/Force Mix study,
the Boots on Ground Dwell study for Army Soldiers,
and a new assessment methodology for the International Security Assistance Force
in Afghanistan.
Major Dabkowski’s solutions have had a profound effect on Army force structure
and personnel management policies and will continue to do so for years to come.




Haitao Liao New President Elect

Haitao Liao
Haitao Liao has been elected as the new
President-Elect of the Quality Control
and Reliabilty Engineering Division
of IIE.
New Directors are
Kamaran Paynabar
and UA's Jian Liu.

Young-Jun Son Wins UA Award of Outstanding Mentorship of Graduate Students

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"Young-Jun Son, a professor in the University of Arizona systems and industrial engineering department, knows what it takes for his students to be successful, and he has an outstanding track record for helping them get there. In fact, Son’s graduate students are known for winning top awards from their professional community and
establishing careers with highly respected companies and institutions. In three of the last four years,  Son’s students took home the Graduate Research Award from the Industrial Engineering Expo, and his former PhD students are employed at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, the University of Miami, Samsung, FedEx, and John Deere."
-AZ Engineering by Karina Barrentine April 5, 2013
photo credit- AZ Engineering


Congratulations to Professor Young-Jun Son!

To read the the complete article, please click here

EMG Student Wins 1st Place in UA Deloitte Consulting Case Challenge

Deloitte Challenge Winners

EMG Student Gerard Torres was on the winning team that garnered 1st place in the 2013 Deloitte Consulting Case Challenge at the University of Arizona.
Gerard is on the far right.

The Deloitte Consulting Case Challenge is when undergraduate and graduate students to get a realistic experience in technology consulting through a hands-on simulation based on an actual Deloitte project.

The Teams analyzed the case and formulated a solution and recommendations. Then each team presented their work to a panel of judges. Judges from Deloitte Consulting evaluated the presentations and selected the winning teams.

This is the second year in a row that an EMG student has been on the 1st place team.
Blaine Light was a team member for the 2012 competition.

Larry Head Hopes Radio Communication Makes Roads Safer

Traffic
Across the country more than 36,000 people were killed in car crashes in 2012.
Larry is hoping to reduce those numbers by connecting our cars through radio technology.
There is a big effort by the U.S. Department of Transportation to connect vehicles by
equipping every vehicle with a radio so that they can communicate with one another,
as well with the infrastructure.
For more about this project, watch the Channel 4 KVOA segment
and read the Arizona Daily Wildcat article

AZ Science of Baseball's Video is a Hit!


baseball

The Arizona Science of Baseball program engages middle school students with physics and statistics from the game of baseball to encourage classroom participation and help students with the challenges of science, technology, engineering and math --
STEM subjects -- in school.
Check out this terrific video.
It will have you cheering in your seats!

 

http://youtu.be/fRoT_y9NkTc 

Congratulations to our Fall Grads!

 

Congratulations to our Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering
and Engineering Management Graduates!
We are proud of you!

BEAR DOWN!

Photo courtesy of Fall EM Grad Jon Santos

University of Arizona College of Engineering