Showing posts from November, 2020

Graduate Student Chapter of Informs Recognized by National Organization

Back row from left: Amin Alhashim, Mastoor Abushaega and Reza Alizadeh; Front row from left: Hamidreza Samadi, Alireza Rangrazjeddi, Nafiseh Ghorbani Renani, Leili Soltanisehat, Deniz Emre and Ghaneshvar Ramineni Chittibabu Naidu Informs, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is a national organization of operations research and analytics professionals who, according to their website, work to solve problems, find solutions and make a difference in how the world works. The OU Informs student chapter, consisting of doctoral students in industrial and systems engineering, has been recognized and selected for its achievement and involvement at the Magna cum laude level.

Q&A with Ricardo Palma Fraga, ISE PhD Student

Ricardo Palma, OU School of Industrial and Systems Engineering doctoral student and graduate research assistant from Caracas, Venezuela, has been recognized for his technical presentations. He is advised by ISE Associate Professor Ziho Kang. Palma answered a few questions about his student experience. How did you learn about OU/ISE and why did you choose to study at OU? I decided to pursue a degree in industrial and systems engineering as it's a career path that emphasizes an interdisciplinary systems-thinking methodology to solving real-world complex problems in a sustainable manner -- important tools that will be needed to solve the major engineering problems of the 21st century. Within this broad area, my focus lies in the human aspect of systems to tackle questions such as: how we adapt to environments, what affects and guides our performance in a task, how can we adequately define and measure skill/expertise in semantically rich environments, among others. I chose to continue

CBME Alumna Laura Lopez Receives 2020 Regents Alumni Award

The University of Oklahoma Regents' Alumni Awards honor individuals, either alumni or friends of the University of Oklahoma, who have given generously of their time and services to the University. Recipients are honored each year, receive a plaque and have their names added to a permanent plaque in the Oklahoma Memorial Union. Laura Lopez earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 2006. She entered OU with a strong academic and leadership record having been honored as one of Yukon High School’s Valedictorians. As an engineering student, Laura rose as a leader on campus and in the College of Engineering activities beginning her freshman year in Engineers’ Club, which serves all engineering students.  As a freshman, she served as Open House Chair and Casino Night Chair. As a sophomore, she served as 2nd Vice President coordinating the game day hamburger feed fundraisers. Her Junior year, she served as Engineers’ Week Chair and as a senior, Engineers’ Club President. Sh

Four Recognized with J.H. Felgar Pursuit of Excellence Awards

In 2015, the Gallogly College Pursuit of Excellence Awards were established to honor those who have regularly and unselfishly served our college with excellence in all they do and in motivating others.  Cheryl Carney Assistant to the Director School of Industrial and Systems Engineering Cheryl has served as the assistant to the director for the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering for fifteen years. She has been diligent in administering external research grants, student payrolls, software licensing agreements, equipment calibration schedules, and faculty travel (including candidate visits for faculty positions and graduate seminar speakers).  In balancing and managing accounts, she shows magnificent attention to detail. She is an outstanding communicator, pleasant, helpful and always keeps her cheer and sense of humor. No one works harder, more efficiently and effectively. It is very rare to find a person with such a combination of skills, abilities, and willingness. I cannot

Seniors Recognized by OU and GCoE

Two students were recognized at the University of Oklahoma's Senior Awards Ceremony in November. Sarah Hobson Gallogly College of Engineering Outstanding Senior Sarah is a senior, majoring in Environmental Engineering, Global Energy, Environmental, and Resources Studies. She has had multiple internships at the Eisenmann Corporation, National Science Foundation, the Wild Care Foundation and Oklahoma Water Survey, and is co-founder of Menstrual Mates, LLC.  She is currently a Peer Learning Assistant, a nationally certified tutor and Peer Learning Mentor in Chemistry and German as well as an undergraduate researcher, while also volunteering at Wild Care and Gardens for Good.  Gardens for Good is a project started by Sarah in March of 2020 after being sent back from Puebla, Mexico due to the pandemic.  She builds gardens for individuals and families in the Norman and OKC communities, for free, to fight food insecurity and to empower individuals to grow their own food. During her senior

In Memoriam Aug. 2019 to Nov. 2020

Col. Harold L. Beasley View obituary Col. Harold L. Beasley, USAF Ret., age 91, of Murfreesboro, TN went to be with the Lord Thursday, June 18, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on Monday, November 12, 1928 in Christiana, TN to the late Elmo and Roberta Miller Beasley. Col. Beasley was a 1946 graduate Christiana High School. He attended MTSU then received a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Oklahoma. Col. Beasley proudly served his country in the United States Air Force where he was a combat veteran during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He later was a pilot for the State of Tennessee during the Alexander and McWhorter administrations. Col. Beasley was a lifelong member of Central Christian Church. Major General Carl Neil Beer View obituary Major General Carl Neil Beer, of Warsaw, Missouri, died Saturday, September 7, 2019 from complications of cancer treatment. Neil passed away peacefully in the arms of his family at Saint Luke's