Students, faculty, parents, alumni, and award sponsors joined together to recognize some of ISyE’s exceptional undergraduate students for their outstanding academic achievement as well as for their contributions to the School and the community on April 7, 2015 at ISyE’s annual Undergraduate Awards Ceremony.
Congratulations to the following students:
Peter Gumulia and Haley Hahmann received The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering Leadership Award for their strong leadership in the ISyE community and beyond. Peter served as president of the Student Chapter of IIE and has made a lasting and positive impact on the ISyE community. His leadership skills show in the many well-planned and executed events and activities that provided development opportunities and enhanced students’ exposure to academic and career opportunities. He established stronger partnerships with other organizations in ISyE and is an inspiring person who is admired by his peers. During her tenure as the president of the ISyE ambassadors, Haley created a new vision for the organization that broadened its impact and improved its efficiency and effectiveness. For example, during Haley’s leadership the ambassadors launched a new outreach program at Atlanta high schools to introduce underrepresented minorities to the field of Industrial Engineering. During the same year, she streamlined multiple processes and increased and diversified the organization's membership.
Dylan and Nicholas Buczek received the ISyE Alpha Pi Mu Academic Excellence Award for their GPA, rigor of curriculum, research, and other scholarly accomplishment. Dylan and Nicholas Buczek have made their mark in ISyE. According to their professor, Dave Goldsman, their close relationship as twins is a “pleasure to observe – they often finish each other’s sentences as well as challenge one another on academic, political and other issues.” Dylan and Nicholas played significant roles on their senior design team last semester. The team’s project, which was ultimately selected as one of the finalists, focused on the development of a decision support system that improved the accuracy of predicting infectious organs from 70% to 90%. Their report won the Southeastern IIE student Technical Paper Competition in 2015. They also worked together to form a public speaking club for Georgia Tech students that helps other students improve this very important skill.
Anubhav Jain received The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering Service Award for his exceptional service to ISyE. Anubhav has supported the ISyE program and his fellow students immensely throughout his tenure at Georgia Tech. He has served and contributed through multiple roles on the IIE board during his time here. He has helped countless students, and cares for his fellow peers’ academic success as much as his own success.
Alex Moran received the Henry Ford II Best Junior Award for best academic performance in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. This award is administered in the College of Engineering and given to the student at the end of the third year with best academic performance in the ISyE. In addition to a 4.0 GPA, he conducts high quality research under demanding advisors. Julie Swann, Harold R. and Mary Anne Nash Professor, who presented Moran the award, said he is one "of ISyE’s brightest stars.”
Jisu Park received the COE Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award organized by The Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP). Jisu won the PURA award and conducted research under the supervision of Professor Seong-Hee Kim, who says of Jisu is curious, creative, enthusiastic, and possesses excellent skills in analysis and computing. Jisu’s research shows the impact of measurement errors in surveillance sensor networks and his research paper was selected as a finalist for the Undergraduate OR Research Prize in INFORMS in 2014. He is also the co-author of a journal paper under review. He will attend graduate school at Columbia in fall 2015.
Gabriel Paik received the ISyE Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award. Gabriel was a teacher assistant in ISyE Adjunct Porfessor Alisha Walker’s ISYE2027 class last fall. She says, “He was the best teacher assistant I have had so far at Georgia Tech. He made complex concepts seem really simple and helped me learn everything in depth.” Students says he is always available for questions, help, or just being a good resource in general.
Lorenzo Azarcon, Marco Ferro, Zulqar Islam, Tommy Lam, Alnoor Ruhani, Kyle Seebohm and Diem Tran received the Jack C. Webb Scholarship based on their scholarship, leadership, extracurricular and community activities.
Cheyenne Cazaubon, Lisa Liu and Macie Whatley received the Kurt Salmon Associates Scholarship in Industrial and Systems Engineering for their academic merit and contribution to ISyE.
Noland Smith received the KS2 Technologies, Inc. Entrepreneurship Award for his entrepreneurship spirit while pursuing his degree. Noland has always been on the lookout for different business ideas, starting out by selling English study guides while in high school. Although additional income is good, Noland believes that the art of creating and maintaining a business is appealing. He has started and continues to operate two businesses: Sideways Promotions, LLC since 2012, and Aerial Cinematography since 2014. Sideways Promotions has generated over $100,000 in revenue and provided work experience for many college students. Aerial Cinematography uses drones to provide aerial photography and videography for the construction industry, sporting venues, real estate agents and much more.
Julie Deng has received the KS2 Technologies, Inc. Innovative Technology Award. Julie is co-owner of Leia Naturals, a provider of organic cosmetic solutions for skin and hair. Julie combined her strong background in Industrial Engineering and her work experience in technology to provide the best customer experience through marketing, supply chain optimization, and utilization of multichannel retailing. Leia Naturals recently launched on Amazon.com and will continue launching on other sites for the rest of the year.
Georgia Tech IIE Student Chapter Awards were given to Nishi Anand, who received the Outstanding Senior Award, Anmol Chhabria who received the Rising Star Award, and Hojin Lee, who received the Top International Student Award. The student chapter of IIE gives these awards to recognize those with strong academic performance, service and leadership. Nishi is a 4th year graduating this May. She has demonstrated exceptional leadership experience and academic achievement. She is the president of the Undergraduate Consulting Club, Vice President of Enterprise to Empower, and she co-founded The National Organization of Business and Engineering @ GT. Hojin is on the executive board of the Korean-American Scientists Engineers Association. His ability and commitment to balance both the Korean and American culture make him the ideal candidate for this award. In working with 1st generation Korean and Korean American scientists and engineers, he has helped countless students celebrate and learn about their Korean culture while adjusting and contributing to the Georgia Tech community. In addition to his cultural contributions on campus, Hojin placed 5th out of 100 teams and 1st place out of 18 Georgia Tech teams in the 2015 JDA Supply Chain Challenge in February. Amnol will be graduating in the spring of 2017. During her time at Tech, she has demonstrated ongoing and exceptional growth in leadership, service, and academics. She has been involved in AOE, the Residence Hall Association, and India Club. As an Executive Board member for India Club, Amnol planned Garba 2014, Diwali Dinners 2014, and she is currently planning Holi Show 2015. Through her role as Philanthropy Chair for AOE, she has sustained participation in Service Events in the Atlanta area, which include Dress for Success, the Hot Chocolate 5K, Be The Change, and Team Buzz. In the future, Amnol is interested in pursuing a career in Analytics, and as a result, is pursuing a minor in Computer Science.