Industrial Engineering

Kurz and Cahalane receive awards at College of Engineering and Science Ceremony

- April 2005

Dr. Kurz Dr. Mary Beth Kurz received the Byar's Prize for Teaching Excellence on April 9, 2005 at the College of Engineering and Science Honors and Awards Day Ceremony. The Byar's Prize is awarded to a faculty member teaching undergraduate engineering fundamentals. In presenting the award, Dean Thomas Keinath cited recommendation letters, including a statement from a student as follows: "I had the pleasure of being in Dr. Kurz’s IE 380 (Operations Research I) class in the spring of 2003. At the time I was a junior and considering changing my major out of Industrial Engineering because I felt it was not for me. Dr. Kurz’s class not only changed my mind about leaving the department, but it also gave me direction for what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. Currently, I am in my first year of graduate school at N.C. State University where I hope to obtain a Master of Science in Operations Research degree in the spring of 2006. I think that everyone who is in higher education can look back and pick out one professor who helped them get where they are today. For myself that professor was Dr. Kurz."

Graduating Senior Liam Cahalane was awarded the J. Wesley Davis Award, given in memry of Dr. J. Wesley Davis, a graduate of Clemson's Electrical Engineering Department and a former president of the Clemson University Engineering Foundation. The award is given to a senior in engineering for outstanding scholarship, leadership in a student engineering organization and high potential for success in the engineering profession. Liam was nominated in part for his leadership in both the student chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and Alpha Pi Mu, the industrial engineering honor society, serving as president of both organizations. Liam is continuing at Clemson as a master's student in Industrial Engineering.

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