Student Achievements

Mason on Top of the Leaderboard at IEEE

Two System Engineering Teams Shine at the IEEE System and Information Engineering Design Symposium in Charlottesville

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Volgenau's Systems Engineering and Operations Research department holds our students and their work to the highest standards. National organizations have recognized our emphasis on excellence by awarding our students major national awards.

Five systems engineering seniors developed a system, which includes a wearable device connected to an app, to help patients with frozen shoulder syndrome. Pictured here, left to right back row: Faisal Alharbi, Blaine Lacey, Emmanuel Kwakye-Dompreh. Front row: Will Calaman and Farzad Nikpanjeh.

Participating in competitions allows you to meet and share ideas with students from other universities, as well as industry professionals. This is the frozen shoulder expert rehabilitation system team. Farzad Nikpanjeh, Blaine Lacey, Faisal Alharbi, William Calaman, Emmanuel Kwakye-Dompreh

General Donald R. Keith Memorial Capstone Conference

Every year, systems engineering and operations research students from several universities head to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point to measure their accomplishments against those of their peers in the conference. Judges are experts from industry, government, and academia.

  • 2021 1st Place, West Point - Decision Analysis

  • 2017 1st Place, Pitch IT - Entire Conference

  • 2021 2nd Place, West Point (SISE) - Overall

  • 2016 1st Place, UVA(SIEDS)-Data Analytics, Simulation and Optimization

  • 2021 1st Place, Sage -  Industry Applications

  • 2016 2nd Place, Pitch IT - Entire Conference

  • 2021 1st Place, Sage - Social Engineering

  • 2016 1st Place, USMA- Design

  • 2021 Honorable Mention, Sage - Industry Applications

  • 2016 1st Place, UVA - Model-Based Design

  • 2020 1st Place, Sage - Design

  • 2016 1st Place, Pitch IT - Entire Conference

  • 2020 1st Place, Sage - Healthcare

  • 2015 1st Place, Process Improvement

  • 2020 1st Place, Sage - Decision Support Systems

  • 2015 1st Place, Engineering Analysis

  • 2020 1st Place, Sage - Transportation and Logistics

  • 2014 1st Place, Modeling and Optimization

  • 2020 2nd Place, Patriot Pitch - Dynamic Low Visibility Pneumatic Cofferdam

  • 2014 1st Place, Environment and Social Systems

  • 2019 1st Place, West Point - Problem Solving

  • 2014 1st Place, Project Management

  • 2019 1st Place, West Point - Process Modeling and Analysis

  • 2014 1st Place UVA(SIEDS)-Decision Analysis and Risk

  • 2019 1st Place, Sage - Decision Support Systems

  • 2014 Best Conference Poster Award

  • 2019 1st Place, Sage - Transportation Engineering

  • 2013 1st Place, USMA - Decision Analysis and Support

  • 2019 1st Place, Sage - System Process Design

  • 2013 1st Place, USMA - Modeling and Simulation

  • 2019 1st  Place, Patriot Pitch - On-demand drone transportation system

  • 2013 1st Place, UVA(SIEDS) - Environment and Human Health

  • 2019 3rd Place, Patriot Pitch - Frozen shoulder expert rehabilitation system

  • 2012 Best Conference Poster Award

  • 2018 1st Place, Pitch IT - Entire Conference

  • 2012 1st Place, Decision Analysis and Support

  • 2018 2nd Place, Pitch IT - Entire Conference

  • 2012 1st Place, Process Modeling

  • 2018 VSE UG Research Poster - Entire Conference

  • 2012 1st Place, Environmental Design

  • 2018 1st Place, Sage-Simulation

  • 2011 Best Conference Poster Award

  • 2018 1st Place, Traditional Business Track

  • 2010 1st Place Modeling and Simulation

  • 2018 1st Place , USMA - Modeling and Simulation

  • 2010 1st Place Decision Analysis

  • 2018 1st Place, Sage-Environment

  • 2010 1st Place Modeling and Analysis

  • 2018 Outstanding Project Award - Entire Conference

  • 2006 1st Place, Modeling and Simulation

  • 2018 1st Place, Sage -Healthcare

  • 2006 1st Place, Project Management

  • 2018 1st Place, USMA - Decision Analysis

  • 2005 1st Place, Process Modeling and Analysis

  • 2018 2nd Place, Pitch IT - Entire Conference

  • 2005 1st Place, Re-engineering

  • 2018 1st place, SAGE-Energy

  • 2004 1st Place, Process Modeling and Analysis

  • 2017 1st Place, USMA-System Design

  • 2004 1st Place, Decision Analysis

 


IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium

This is a student-focused international forum for applied research, development, and design in Systems and Information Engineering. It showcases undergraduate and masters design projects, such as those from capstone design courses or from baccalaureate, honors, or design-oriented graduate theses. Projects must extend beyond systems analysis and include solutions to a problem.

  • 2016 1st Place, Risk, Design and Usability

  • 2011 1st Place, Systems Engineering Applications

  • 2016 1st Place Data Modelling Track

  • 2010 1st Place, Data Mining Integration and Security

  • 2014 1st Place, Environment and Social Systems

  • 2009 1st Place, Environmental and Economic Systems

  • 2014 1st Place, Modeling and Optimization

  • 2009 1st Place, Optimization and Systems Analysis

  • 2014 1st Place, Decision Analysis and Risk

  • 2006 1st Place, Logistics and Transportation

  • 2013 1st Place, Environment and Human Health

  • 2006 1st Place, Risk Analysis

  • 2012 1st Place, Modeling and Simulation

  • 2005 1st Place, Econ, Financial & Socio-Tech Systems

  • 2012 1st place, Decision Analysis and Support

  • 2005 1st Place, Risk Analysis

  • 2012 Best Conference Poster Award

 

 


INCOSE/Johns Hopkins University Samuel Kossiakoff Systems Engineering Scholarship

The scholarship recognizes and encourages students in masters or doctoral programs who are engaged in promising applied systems engineering research. The award comes with a $5,000 grant to the student and an optional paid internship at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, where he or she will work on relevant systems engineering problems. The student is also recognized at INCOSE's annual international workshop. Applications (PDF) are encouraged. Past Mason winners include:

  • Gabriel Lewis, 2012
  • Colin Mullery, 2011