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Industrial Engineering Student Receives IISE Scholarship

Mizelle Hornilla (BSIE ’20,) a junior in the University of Miami College of Engineering (UMCoE) Department of Industrial Engineering (IEN), has been awarded the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Society for Health Systems (SHS) scholarship.

Hornilla plans to graduate in 2020 with a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering, with a minor in mathematics. She has consistently been listed on the Dean’s Lists, and recently received her Six Sigma Green Belt Certification in January. Hornilla landed a summer internship position at NBCUniversal in 2018 in their Media Tech Internship program, and will be a technical support intern this summer at Citrix Systems, Inc. Hornilla is involved in numerous clubs including the IISE student chapter, Engineering Student Ambassadors, President’s 100 and Alpha Phi Omega. Additionally, Hornilla participated in a study abroad program in Florence, Italy after her freshman year.

Scholarship recipients are nominated by IISE department heads, IISE student chapter advisors, IISE faculty or by SHS board members, SHS diplomats or SHS senior members. The scholarship, sponsored by HealthTrust Workforce Solutions, is awarded to an undergraduate student who is an active SHS student member; has an overall GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale; and enrolled full-time.

Founded in 1948, IISE is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity within the industry. The organization has more than 14,000 members throughout North America and in more than 90 countries stay on the cutting edge of their profession through IISE’s lifelong learning approach, which includes educational opportunities, publications and networking opportunities.

The SHS is a professional association that serves the needs of industrial engineers throughout the world. The society’s mission is to improve lives through better healthcare delivery. SHS encourages the exchange of ideas and innovative techniques among healthcare professionals through a variety of mediums. Among the more than 1,000 members of SHS are management engineers, nurses, CEOs, directors of continuous improvement, administrators, clinicians, physicians, department managers and students.

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