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MSOE students earn IISE honor

June 16th, 2017

2017_news_IISE_Lima2017_news_IISE_AndersonJune 14, 2017 – An MSOE alumnus and an international student were recently recognized for their academic and industry achievement at the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE) Annual Conference and Expo in Pittsburgh.

Andrew Anderson ’17 received the James W. Barany Student Award for Excellence, which recognizes undergraduate students who have distinguished themselves through scholarship and campus leadership. (Pictured with Dr. Charlene Yauch)

Mateus Lima, who studied at MSOE for a year through the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP), received the Society for Engineering and Management Systems Best Student Paper Award. His paper was based on an internship he had at Phoenix Lighting in Milwaukee. Lima is a student at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. The BSMP is a government-sponsored initiative encourages students to study abroad and bring new ideas and innovations in science and technology back to Brazil. (Lima is pictured in far right photo with Yauch.)

IISE is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial and systems engineering profession. Founded in 1948, IISE is an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial and systems engineering. The annual conference is an opportunity to
provide knowledge, training, networking opportunities and recognition to enhance the skills and effectiveness of the industrial and systems engineering profession and those individuals involved with improving quality and productivity.

The placement rate for MSOE industrial engineering graduates was 100% in 2015-16 and graduates enjoyed an average starting salary of $57,365.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 97% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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