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Martin-Vega Honored for Advancing Minorities

Dr. Louis A. Martin-Vega, dean of the College of Engineering, has been honored with the Institute of Industrial Engineers’ UPS Award for Minority Advancement. The award recognizes individuals for innovative programs or projects for advancement of women, minorities or the disabled in the field of industrial engineering.

Martin-Vega has been dean of engineering at NC State since 2006. He previously served as dean of engineering at the University of South Florida; acting head of the Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation; director of NSF’s Division of Design, Manufacture and Industrial Innovation; and chair of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at Lehigh University.

Martin-Vega was honored as the Outstanding Engineer in North Carolina for 2008 by the North Carolina Society of Engineers and was named one of Hispanic Business magazine’s 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the nation for 2007. He holds a B.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, an M.S. in operations research from New York University, and M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Florida.

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