2018 Pawley Lean Institute Scholarships Awarded

2018 Pawley Lean Institute Scholarships Awarded
2018 Lean Scholarship Recipients standing outside of Pawley Hall at Oakland University
Left to Right: Rehman Ahmad (ISE), Dennis Pawley, Marianna Stepp (HRD), Aaron Carie (ISE)

Oakland University's Pawley Lean Institute is pleased announce that Rehman Ahmad (Industrial and Systems Engineering/SECS) and Aaron Carie (Industrial and Systems Engineering/SECS) have each been awarded a $1,000 undergraduate scholarship.

The Pawley Lean Institute is also pleased to announce that Marianna Stepp (Master of Training and Development/SEHS) has been awarded a $3,000 graduate scholarship.

Dennis Wade, Director of the Pawley Lean Institute, notes that “All of these students demonstrated working knowledge of lean concepts as well as practical application of those concepts. We are very excited to use our funds to support the education of Oakland University students, and know that the lean concepts these students have acquired will serve them well in the future.”

Dr. Robert Van Til, Pawley Professor of Lean Studies and Chair of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, adds, “We are honored to have two of our undergraduate ISE students receive this scholarship. Lean is a an important component of an engineer's skillset, and the School of Engineering and Computer Science works closely with the Pawley Lean Institute to improve our students ability to apply lean concepts and tools to real-world projects."

Dr. Eileen Johnson (Chair of the Department of Organizational Leadership), stated, “We are so pleased to see our students embrace our lean curriculum and be rewarded within the School of Education and Human Services.”

Wade adds that these scholarship awards are interdisciplinary in nature and available to all students from Oakland University that have demonstrated lean learning, projects, or practice in the workplace. For more information on, including how to apply for the 2019 awards, visit the Pawley Lean webpage.

Designed to benefit Oakland University students, schools, nonprofits, government and industry, the Pawley Lean Institute shares concepts and practices of Lean thinking to create leaders and learners in the University, public and private sectors, and the community. Dennis Pawley, Founder of the Pawley Lean Institute, was present for the student recognition. He commented, “To see students grasp these concepts is extremely satisfying to me, I want to personally recognize the accomplishments of these student award recipients.”