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Prestigious Honors Continue for IE Ph.D. Candidate

May 11, 2007

M. D. Sarder’s academic and organizational achievements have resulted in his receiving several honors and scholarships during his years as a doctoral student in the Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department in the University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Engineering. His latest is a prestigious Fellowship from Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society.

Tau Beta Pi fellowships are highly valued because of the quality of candidates for consideration; only 37 fellowships were awarded from 208 applicants for the 2007-2008 academic year. Sarder received the only fellowship presented to a student in Texas. Fellowships honor students who have demonstrated high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and superior potential of future contributions to the engineering profession.

During the 2006-2007 academic year, Sarder received the Gilbreth Memorial Fellowship from the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE); a national award of excellence from Alpha Pi Mu, the national industrial engineering honor society; and the John S.W. Fargher Scholarship, presented by the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the American Society for Quality. All attest to his outstanding leadership, academic excellence and exceptional contributions to industrial engineering.

Sarder is actively involved in campus leadership activities. He was the Student Congress Senator for Engineering, chapter president of Alpha Pi Mu, chapter vice president of the Association for Operations Management, industrial engineering senator for the Graduate Student Senate, a peer mentor and leadership team member of UTA HOSTS! and graduate coordinator for the IIE chapter. He is also a member of Phi Beta Delta, the honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education, and the National Scholars Honor Society.

He is also involved with many volunteer activities. Sarder has promoted industrial engineering students’ involvement in campus events such as research conferences, Engineers Week, guest speaker sessions, research seminars and plant tours for engineering students.