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Assistive Wheelchair Tray Could Help People with Disabilities use iPads, Other Mobile Devices
Brad Duerstock, a Purdue University associate professor of engineering practice in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and School of Industrial Engineering, is developing the technology and other assistance technologies in the Purdue Institute for Accessible Science. "RoboDesk," a motorized wheelchair tray, could provide people with disabilities with an efficient and easy-to-use method to more easily position and remove an iPad or other mobile devices without being limited by a table or moving in and out of the chair.
Sukwon Lee Awarded SURF Mentor Award
Congratulations to Sukwon Lee, Industrial Engineering PhD Student for being awarded the "2013 Graduate Student Mentor of the SURF". Sukwon was the mentor for Jeongjoon Boo, a SURF student during the summer. Sukwon was recognized for this hard work and great personality by the SURF community.
Graduate Student Arka Roy Receives Best Paper Award
“Time-Resolved Stochastic IMRT Planning” was the title of the winning paper presented by Arkajyoti Roy at the Regional AAPM Meeting.
GSO Symposium 2013
The school of Industrial Engineering and the IE Graduate Student Organization hosted the Industrial Engineering Research Symposium 2013. The symposium was held on Thursday, April 18th in Stewart Center Room 206. The event kicked off with a poster display session following the Pritsker Scholars Distinguished Lecture. The poster session featured research by graduate students of Purdue IE. The highlight event of the symposium was a panel discussion on "Rethinking IE for future generations", featuring the Outstanding Industrial Engineering awardees for 2013 as well as the Pritsker Series speaker Dr. Thomas Sheridan.
Beautify Grissom Contest Winners Announced
The Beautify Grissom Competition was launched in the fall by the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and the Purdue School of IE. In what will become an annual event, students can paint a picture of what Industrial Engineering means to them. The winning paintings will be posted in Grissom Hall to improve the aesthetics as well as inform people of the vital role that Industrial Engineers play in industry today. In addition, through this contest, we hope to foster a sense of community among the IE students.

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