Dr. Louis Martin-Vega, Dean of Engineering and Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering received IIE’s UPS Award for Minority Advancement in Industrial Engineering. This award recognizes organizations and individuals that, through innovative means, have developed programs or projects directed to the advancement of women, minorities or the disabled in the field of industrial engineering. His efforts in college education and the promotion of diversity were nationally recognized in 2000 through his receipt of the HENACC-Hispanic Engineering National Achievement Award. He was inducted into the Pan American Academy of Engineering in 2002 and served as President of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) in 2007-08. He also received the 2007 National Hispanic Scientist of the Year Award from the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa, Florida, and in that same year was recognized by Hispanic Business magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the US. The North Carolina Society of Engineers honored him as the Outstanding Engineer in North Carolina for 2008.