Engineering management and systems engineering faculty at Missouri S&T continue to lead in their professional organizations. In the past year, two department members have been selected as fellows in professional organizations, one of the highest honors bestowed.
Suzanna Long, chair of engineering management and systems engineering, has been selected as a fellow by the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), an honor granted to only 0.1% of the organization’s members in any given year.
According to IISE, the fellow award recognizes outstanding leaders of the profession who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to industrial and systems engineering. A fellow is the highest classification of IISE membership.
“Being named a fellow of the IISE has long been a dream of mine, and I cannot find the words to express how deeply honored I feel,” says Long. “I am truly thankful for the recognition that this brings to me, EMSE and Missouri S&T.”
In addition to her membership in IISE, Long is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Society of Engineering Education, and the American Society of Engineering Managers. She also holds membership in the International Council on Systems Engineering and Epsilon Mu Eta, the engineering management honor society.
Steven Corns, associate chair of graduate studies and associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, has been elected to the 2020 class of fellows of the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM).
“I am truly honored to have been selected as a fellow of the American Society of Engineering Management,” says Corns. “ASEM is the strongest organization for the engineering management profession, providing guidance and support to practicing engineering managers for decades. I look forward to the opportunity to carry on this tradition of excellence and to help keep moving the society and profession forward.”
Corns is active in ASEM as well as the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. He has served as chair of the Bioinformatics and Bioengineering Technical Committee for the Computational Intelligence Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and represents the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society as chair for the Greater St. Louis Area. Corns served as the lead investigator for the Model-based Systems Engineering Initiative Biomedical Challenge Team of the International Council on Systems Engineering.
Corns is an investigator in the Environmental Research Center for Emerging Contaminants and the Energy Research and Development Center at Missouri S&T and is affiliated with the Intelligent Systems Center. He joined the faculty at Missouri S&T in 2008.