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Photos: 2019 Industrial Engineering Alumni Banquet

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Inez Hutchinson
Department chair, Gino Lim, welcomed guests with opening remarks at the 2019 Industrial Engineering Awards and Honors Banquet.
Annual banquet celebrates the outstanding achievements made by students with scholarships and awards.

On April 25, the UH Cullen College’s industrial engineering (IE) department hosted its annual Honors and Awards Banquet at UH Hilton- Waldorf Astoria Ballroom.

The formal affair brought together IE students, alumni, faculty and staff to celebrate the outstanding achievements made by students with scholarships and awards. 

Department chair, Gino Lim, welcomed guests with opening remarks and provided department updates. UH Board of Regents member, Durga D. Agrawal (M.S. ’69, Ph.D. ’74), served as keynote speaker for the evening.

The event also recognized outstanding staff and faculty members in the department.

John Vasek, UH Institute of Industrial Engineers student chapter treasurer, recognized instructional associate professor Tae woo Lee with the Outstanding Teacher Award.

Instructional Assistant professor Dr. Yaping Wang introduced IE student chapter officers and introduced the new 2019-2020 officers for UH’s Institute of Industrial Engineers student chapter.

The event was sponsored by Cintas, Tenaris and the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

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Meet the 2018-2019 Honorees

Brij & Sunita Agrawal Scholarship
Poria Dorali
David Luo
Shengbin Wang

Dr. Ben Amaba Scholarship
Tue Tran

Durga & Sushila Agrawal Scholarship

Navid Ahmadian

Ayda Darvishan

Saba Ebrahimi

Chunhui Ji

Sachin Kathiriya

Dan Qiao

Vishal Sachdeva

Harsh Shah

Andrew Smith

Maryam Torabbeigi

George & MyraJane Hall in IE Scholarship
Rosangel Limongi Cifelli

Prem Dewan Scholarship
Anishkumar Patel

PVF Roundtable Scholarship
Celine Gebara 
Layal Hajou
Karla Grimas Teira

Sam Scharff Scholarship
Michele George 
Christian Grant
Shalini Lakshmi

Shoaleh Shirvani Nosrati & Asghar Nosrati Endowed Scholarship
Zahed Shahmoradi

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant- Award Finalists  

Poria Dorali  

Amanda Khem 

Navid Ahmadian 

Zahed Shahmoradi

Outstanding Teacher Award 
Dr. Tae woo Lee

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