Dickson awarded IISE scholarship

5/10/2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Senior Wes Dickson was recently named one of three recipients of the Dwight D. Gardner Scholarship, awarded by the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE).

The $3,000 scholarship is presented annually to students enrolled in an accredited industrial engineering program within the United States and its territories, Canada and Mexico.

“I am extremely honored and grateful to have received this scholarship,” said Dickson. “It will help me pursue my passion for lean manufacturing and continuous improvement both in my studies and in my career.”

Dickson is president of the Alpha Pi Mu Honor Society and a co-corporate chair of the IISE student chapter at Penn State. He was also presented with the Jackie Livella/IISE Award for Service by the Marcus department in May. 

Dickson serves as a research assistant for Associate Professor Gordon Pang, creating case studies for students enrolled in I E 322: Probabilistic Models in Industrial Engineering. He also works as a teaching assistant for EDSGN 100: Introduction to Engineering Design.

Dickson was a recipient of the Marcus Scholarship and the Harold A. Johnson Scholarship in 2015-16, and also served as the webmaster of IISE during that time.

He is interning this summer with Siemens’ Operations Leadership Development Program in Greenville, South Carolina, and has completed co-ops with Ingersoll-Rand in Tyler, Texas, during the spring and summer of 2015.

A native of Wayne, Pennsylvania, Dickson is a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and is scheduled to graduate with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering in spring 2017.

 

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Wes Dickson

Senior industrial engineering student Wes Dickson

“I am extremely honored and grateful to have received this scholarship. It will help me pursue my passion for lean manufacturing and continuous improvement both in my studies and in my career.”

 
 

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