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Wendy Lau Wong awarded Scholarship from Women for OSU

Wendy was awarded a scholarship at the Women for OSU Symposium on April 27, 2017.

Rikiyah Fletcher Awarded Scholarship by "Hidden Figure"

Rikiyah Fletcher was awarded a scholarship in honor of  Raye Jean Montague, the keynote speaker at the CEAT Diversity Programs Banquet. Montague is a retired international registered professional engineer, and a true "hidden figure" in history. Montague was the first person to use a computer in the designing of a navel vessel, thus revolutionizing naval ship design from that point on. 

IEM Students Awarded MHEF Scholarships

MHEF is an independent charitable organization that was established in 1976 with a mission to promote the study of material handling, logistics and supply chains by exposing students and educators to the industry through financial support. Since 1976, more than $2.5 million in scholarships and grants have been awarded to students at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. 45 scholarships were awarded for the 2017/2018 academic term for a total of $146,100. The following scholarships were awarded by MHEF.

APICS OSU Chapter Wins First Place in Case Study Competition

Left to right, Kunal Bhosale, Swaraj Meher, Kartik Josyula

Akshay Nigade receives Rack Manufacturers Institute/ John Nofsinger Scholarship!

Akshay Nigade was awarded the Rack Manufacturers Institute/John Nofsinger Honor Scholarship in the amount of$2,500


The School of Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) moved up seven spots this year in the US News Engineering graduate program ranking! In the past five years, IEM’s rankings have improved from 42 to 32.

IAC Explores Energy Conservation at OKlahoma Steel Mill


 Under the supervision of Dr. William Kolarik, the IAC team from Oklahoma State University (OSU) performed an energy-use assessment at an Oklahoma steel mill on March 29, 2017. Students on the IAC team appreciated the opportunity to evaluate the internal processes of a steelmaker with a connected load of 50 MW and annual production of more than 300,000 tons of steel wire used to produce fencing products. 

Dr. Baski Balasundaram Receives 2016 Regents Distinguished Research Award

Dr. Balasundaram conducts research into developing theories and algorithms for mathematical optimization problems involving large-scale networks. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles in journals, conference proceedings, and handbooks with his articles having been cited more than 500 times. He has secured more than $3.25 million in competitive research grants and is a co-principal investigator on a $950,000 National Science Foundation grant funding a new supercomputer cluster at OSU.

Fall 2016 Graduation Luncheon

IEM graduates, their families, faculty and staff got together on Saturday, December 10th 2016 to celebrate Fall graduation.  The department would like to congratulate the students on their success and thank everyone for coming.  Photos can be found here.


PhD student Babak Farmanesh - finalist in the QSR-INFORMS best paper competition

Babak Farmanesh, a PhD student in the School of Industrial Engineering and Management, was a finalist in the QSR-INFORMS best paper competition. The QSR (quality, statistics, and reliability) section is an interdisciplinary section of INFORMS, the Institute For Operations Research and the Management Sciences. It is comprised of members from industrial engineering, statistics, and business communities from different countries.