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Paul Leu recognized by IISE with 2016 UPS Award for Minority Advancement

  • By Aude Marjolin
  • 27 May 2016

Paul W. Leu is the recipient of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers' (IISE) UPS Award for Minority Advancement in Industrial Engineering.

The UPS award recognizes individuals who, through innovative means, have developed programs or projects directed to the advancement of women, minorities or the disabled in the field of industrial engineering. Since joining the University of Pittsburgh in 2010, Paul Leu has worked successfully with the Pitt Engineering Office of Diversity supervising INVESTING NOW engineering workshops every summer. INVESTING NOW is a college preparatory program created to stimulate, support, and recognize the academic performance of pre-college students from groups that are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Leu and his research group have managed INVESTING NOW workshops for over ten weeks and with more than 200 high school juniors and seniors for the last six years.

Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics 

  • By Aude Marjolin
  • 23 May 2016

The Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics recognizes and encourages notable contributions to the field of molecular spectroscopy and dynamics. The prize consists of $10,000, an allowance for travel expenses, up to $1000, to attend the meeting at which the prize is to be presented and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient.


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