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IE Annual Awards

Sophomore Academic Achievement Award


Timothy Wilson

Timothy Wilson is from Charleston, SC. As a student at Clemson in the Honors College, he is majoring in Industrial Engineering with the Computing Emphasis as well as Economics with a minor in Mathematical Science. He is currently Vice President of Club Tennis and just got back from the national championships. Tim is also in Theta Tau, a professional engineering fraternity, as well as Pickleball club, Alpha Pi Mu IE honors society, and IISE. Last summer he attended the Industrial Engineering study abroad program in France. This summer, Tim will be starting his co-op program at Perry Ellis International.
Award made possible by the  Clemson Industrial Engineering Department


Junior Academic Achievement Award


Skyler Fabish

Skyler Fabish is from Clover, SC. At Clemson, she has been involved as a Scuba Club executive, IISE member, MakerSpace Intern, and Co-Op Ambassador. Skyler also co-oped at First Quality as a Technical and Operations Engineer and is currently working part time at Covercraft as an Excel VBA Consultant. She is excited to continue her career in manufacturing upon graduation.
Award made possible by the  Clemson Industrial Engineering Department


Senior Academic Achievement Award


Owen Daugherty

Owen Daugherty is a senior Industrial Engineer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In the past year, he participated in the IE Study Abroad Program to France and finished his co-op rotations with Accenture. Around campus, Owen is the Treasurer of Alpha Pi Mu and an ambassador for the Honors College. He will be interning with BMW in the summer and Disney in the fall before graduating in May 2024.
Award made possible by the  Clemson Industrial Engineering Department


Outstanding Junior Award


Hayley Lightsey

Hayley is a junior from Greenville, South Carolina. As a student at Clemson in the Honors College with a French Studies minor, she achieved academic excellence and has been repeatedly recognized on the President’s list. Hayley is a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, IISE, Alpha Pi Mu, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Clemson FCA. Hayley is interested in applications of IE in the areas of technology and consulting. This past summer, she interned in Atlanta at Manhattan Associates with the Professional Services Operations group, and this upcoming summer, she will be participating in the Clemson IE Study Abroad Trip to Clermont-Ferrand, France. 
Award made possible by the  Clemson Industrial Engineering Department


IISE Award of Excellence


Emily Nill

Emily Nill is a graduating senior with a minor in Mathematical Sciences from Cary, NC. While at Clemson, she had the opportunity to participate in two undergraduate research groups and complete two internships. An active member of IISE since her freshman year, she has loved giving back by serving as President her senior year. As President, she worked to develop the IE student body professionally through events with industry professionals and Clemson faculty. During her time at Clemson, she has also been very involved in other campus organizations including Alpha Pi Mu, Pi Beta Phi Sorority, and Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity. After graduation, she will be attending Georgia Institute of Technology to complete her Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering.
Award made possible by the  Clemson Industrial Engineering Department


Elisabeth D. & Delbert L. Kimbler Award


Eliza Macaulay

Eliza is a senior from Sylva, North Carolina. She is involved in Alpha Pi Mu, IISE, and the Industrial Engineering Student Advisory Board. She is currently conducting undergraduate research with Dr. Thomas Sharkey. Her recent research has involved the creation of an optimization model to support service resource allocation to decrease youth sex trading in Minnesota. She recently placed first in the IISE Technical Paper Competition for the Mid-Atlantic Region with this research. After graduation, Eliza will be moving to Washington, D.C. to start at Deloitte as an analyst.
Award made possible by The Kimbler Endowment


Janine Anthony Bowen ’89 Undergraduate Scholar


Christopher (A.J.) Sanders

A.J. is also currently the President of the National Society of Black Engineers Clemson Chapter and is working to leave a positive legacy with the organization. His plan after graduation is to work in Charlotte, NC with Ally Financial as a Data Analyst.
Award made possible by The Janine Anthony Bowen Endowment Award


Karen & Carl Lindenmeyer Award


Joshua Coleman

Josh is a senior from Columbia, SC graduating this May. Outside of the classroom, Josh is involved with ClemsonLIFE, CUSG, and is an Industrial Engineering Ambassador. After graduating from Clemson, he will be working as a Software Consultant at Manhattan Associates in Atlanta.
Award made possible by The Carl Lindenmeyer Endowment


Edwin J. Freeman Award for Outstanding Senior in Honor of Dr. Jim Chisman

Emma Simon

Emma is a senior from Boalsburg, Pennsylvania. At Clemson, she has researched the fuel consumption and time efficiency of harvesting equipment and worked with the energy and resource audits group. She is actively involved in the Honors College where she is a Dixon Global Policy Scholar. She has also been involved as an Honors Student Leader, a Dixon Fellow, and a Eureka participant and counselor. Emma has interned for Minvero in London as a sustainability consultant, for Hubbell as a manufacturing engineer, and for Tesla as a process engineer. This summer she will be returning to Tesla, this time as a Material Flow and Factory Design Intern, before continuing her education with a Master's degree at Clemson this Fall.
Award made possible by the  Clemson Industrial Engineering Department


Janine Anthony Bowen ’89 Graduate Fellow


Alec Gonzalez

Alec is a second-year PhD student in the department of industrial engineering working under Dr. Jackie Cha. His current research investigates exoskeletons as a potential intervention for surgical team member.
Award made possible by The Janine Anthony Bowen Endowment Award


Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant


Lucky Cho

Lucky Cho is a PhD candidate in industrial engineering. His research interest is identifying economic games in society and industry and solving for game's Nash equilibrium using mathematical programming. He’s also interested in effective teaching in undergraduate education and higher education research.
Award made possible by the  Clemson Industrial Engineering Department


Student Memorial Award


Rahul Narasimhan Raghuraman

Rahul Narasimhan is in his 2nd year of the Ph.D. program in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University. His research interests are in evaluating the application of exoskeleton devices for occupational and medical uses. He leads several ongoing exoskeleton-based projects funded by NSF future of work at the human-technology frontier (FW-HTF). The outcomes of these projects will be presented at the Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) conference in New Orleans in 2023.
Award made possible by The Jaine Anthony Bowen Endowment


Student Development Award


Daniel Lopes da Silva

Daniel Lopes da Silva is a highly motivated 2nd year PhD student in Industrial Engineering at Clemson University. Working under the guidance of Dr. Thomas Sharkey and Dr. Yongjia Song, his research focuses on developing innovative optimization models to effectively disrupt human-trafficking networks. Daniel holds a Bachelor's and two Master's degree in Industrial Engineering and is currently serving as the Vice-President of the INFORMS Student Chapter at Clemson University. With a keen interest in network optimization, bi-level programming problems, and network reliability, he is passionate about utilizing operations research tools to address pressing social issues.
Award made possible by the  The Carl Lindenmeyer Endowment


Professor of the Year Award


Dr. Mariah Magagnotti


Teaching Assistant of the Year Award


Lucky Cho


IE 4670 Senior Design – Team Leader of the Year


Savannah Collins


IE 4670 Senior Design – Team Member of the Year


Winni Zheng