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August 2021

Mike O'Brien accepts his alum of the year award

SIE Alum of the Year Focuses on Mentorship and Leadership

Mike O’Brien earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering, and he has gone on to serve as an adjunct professor in SIE and a range of industry positions.
Maira Garcia smiles and holds two pom poms. Behind her is the University of Arizona Block A logo.

One Act of Kindness Leads to Many More for Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Maira Garcia – a first generation college student and young alum volunteer award winner – pays it forward to fellow SHPErs, many of whom follow in her footsteps.
Vicky Karanikola smiling, wearing sunglasses and holding a water bottle.

Karanikola Named Runner-Up for U.S. ASPIRE Prize

The chemical and environmental engineering professor was a top candidate in a national competition focused on researchers gathering "diverse knowledge for a sustainable future."
Jennifer Barton

Jennifer Barton Elected Into SPIE Presidential Chain

The Society’s next vice president is director of the BIO5 Institute and co-chair of SPIE Photonics West BiOS conference