(February 15, 2017) Two ISE undergraduate students received national scholarships from Alpha Pi Mu (APM), the national industrial engineering honor society. APM awarded only five scholarships nationally, and Kara Love and Kaitlin Roelofs received two of these.
Kara Love was awarded the Wolter J. Fabrycky Systems Scholarship from APM. Kara is a graduating senior, and she is pursuing a dual degree in ISE and Computer Science with a minor in business. She has served as the treasurer of APM and contributed to the social outreach committee of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). In partnership with SAIC, she led an interdisciplinary team of five students as they conducted research on more efficient ways to gather intelligence. She also served as a Gateway Mentor for entering freshmen at Virginia Tech. It’s interesting to note that Wolter Fabrycky, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of our department.
Kaitlin Roelofs was recently awarded the Robert D. Dryden Scholarship from APM. Kaitlin is a graduating senior, and she is pursuing a minor in business and is active in the Honors College. She is currently serving as the vice-president of APM and the documentation and marketing committee chair for the ISE Ambassadors. In addition, Kaitlin has served as a peer educator for the Honors College and a peer mentor for the Hypatia Living Learning Community. Kaitlin has conducted undergraduate research with Dr. Alejandro Salado and has studied abroad in Munster, Germany. It’s interesting to note that the late Robert Dryden, Ph.D., was a former professor and chair of our department.