CAVS-E's Research Engineer, Emily Wall, along with team members from Mississippi State University's Institute for Systems Engineering Research (ISER), won three awards at a recent American Society for Engineering Education(ASEE) annual conference for an academic paper, titled "Immersive Virtual Training Environment for Teaching Single- and Multi-Queuing Theory: Industrial Engineering Queuing Theory Concepts". The ISER team consisted of Michael Hamilton, Parker Jones, Raed Jaradat, Vidanelage Dayarathna, Debisree Ray and Ginnie Shih En Hsu. This paper was awarded the New Industrial Educator Outstanding Paper Award and the Industrial Engineering Division Best Paper Award. It was also selected as the best paper in the Professional Interest Council 1, which encompasses 12 separate academic disciplines. In order to be named Best Paper of ASEE's Professional Interest Council 1, the paper must first be selected as the top paper in the Industrial Engineering division before competing against papers from the council's other 11 divisions. These other divisions include aerospace, architectural engineering, biological & agricultural engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, construction engineering, electrical & computer engineering, engineering economy, engineering management, manufacturing, and mechanical engineering.
The American Society for Engineering Education is a nonprofit organization that advances education in engineering and engineering technology by promoting excellence in research, implementing worldwide leadership, fostering technological education, and providing quality products and services to its members. ASEE membership currently consists of 400 engineering and engineering technology colleges and affiliates, more than 50 corporations, and numerous government agencies and professional associations that provide ongoing efforts to influence the advance of demands in technology.
"There were a lot of excellent papers presented at ASEE that we competed against", stated Emily Wall. "It was a surprise and an honor to win. The team is looking forward to the continuation of this research and we value the opportunity to present our work."
The Mississippi State University paper will now compete against winning papers from four other interest councils for the best overall paper of the entire conference. The winner of this award will be selected next summer at the 2019 ASEE Conference.