Two faculty members and one student from the engineering management and systems engineering department at Missouri University of Science and Technology were honored at the American Society of Engineering Management international annual conference held Oct. 19-22 in Lubbock, Texas.
The department received two Founder’s Awards for the best graduate program and best ASEM student chapter, and two faculty members were elected to ASEM positions.
Dr. Beth Cudney and Dr. Suzanna Long, both assistant professors in the EMSE department, were elected to secretary and ASEM South Central Region director, respectively. Cudney also received the society’s meritorious service award.
Missouri S&T student Ona Egbue, a Ph.D. candidate in engineering management, received the Merl Baker Award/Best Student Paper Award for her research paper, “Critical Issues in Supply Chain Design of Electric Vehicle Battery Technology.” Egbue is a graduate research assistant in Long’s sustainable infrastructures research group. Egbue’s research is partially funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
The Merl Baker Award is named after the former Missouri S&T chancellor who was instrumental in founding the university’s engineering management department and the field of engineering management.