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The Fellow Award

Recognizes outstanding leaders of the profession who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to industrial engineering. A fellow is the highest classification of IIE membership.

Eligibility

A nominee must be at least 40 years old, and a senior member of IIE for a minimum of 10 consecutive years or five continuous years, following at least five continuous years in an international IE organization that partners with IIE and represents IE in its region. The IIE president is automatically considered for this award at the end of his or her term. Members of the IIE Board of Trustees and Honors Steering Committee are ineligible.

Criteria

Not more than 20 fellows can be named each year. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding accomplishments in both professional career and service to industrial engineering.

Professional Career

Candidates must excel in at least one of the following three specific criteria:

  • Management – Has achieved significant results and has made notable contributions to running or managing organizations or departments that include industrial engineering or related functions. The organizations may be in industry, government, or academe.
  • Technical innovation – Has made significant contributions relating to industrial engineering through the creation of new methodology and/or philosophy and its dissemination through media such as books, journals, magazines, conferences, and meetings, as well as broadcast and Web communications. 
  • Practice innovation – Has made significant contributions to industrial engineering practice through the design and implementation of industrial engineering techniques including measurement of the resulting benefits.

Service to Industrial Engineering
Candidates must qualify in two of the following three specific criteria and excel in at least one:

  • IIE service - Has volunteered significant time and effort on behalf of IIE.
  • Interdisciplinary activity - Has volunteered significant time and been active in national or international leadership with other groups that relate to industrial engineering.
  • Leadership in promoting industrial engineering – Has significantly enhanced the visibility and impact of industrial engineering through promotional activities.

Nomination process

  • Nominations can be made by any current IIE member not serving on the IIE Board of Trustees.
  • There is a 10-page limit to each nomination, not including references. This includes the CV.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation from professional references in addition to the nominator. Of the nominator and references, at least two must be fellows of IIE. Maximum two pages.

Judging

This award is judged by the Fellows Committee.

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