Sumer named in top ten list by Graduate Student Council

Published: Apr 4, 2007 2:21:18 PM
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Ozge Sumer has been named one of the top ten master's degree students at Auburn University by the Graduate Student Council. Sumer and the other awardees were recognized at the Graduate Student Council picnic on April 4.

Sumer had previously been selected as the Industrial and Systems Engineering Outstanding Master's Student of the Year. In December, she received dual master's degrees from Auburn University in industrial and systems engineering and business administration, with a concentration in supply chain management. Her master's degree project was about distribution of containerized imports; her adviser was Kevin Gue, associate professor in ISE. Sumer already had a master's degree in management from University of Florida and bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Baskent University in Ankara, Turkey. Sumer is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Sumer is from Ankara, Turkey. Before she came to U.S., she worked as a planning engineer in Turkey's apparel industry. She was responsible for monitoring and maintaining the required amount of accessories and materials according to weekly updated production plans while involved in one-on-one relationships with suppliers and clients to solve problems. In summer 2005, Sumer worked as an intern on software quality assurance at McKesson Corporation in Alpharetta, Ga. While studying at Auburn, Sumer held research and teaching assistantship positions in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the College of Business. She has been a teaching assistant for Introduction to Statistical Quality Control and Data Based Decision Making Using Six Sigma, both for Victoria Jordan, visiting assistant professor in ISE. As a research assistant, Sumer has worked on the Society of Satellite Professionals International database project, NASA project Academy of Aerospace Quality and an interactive class web site project.

Sumer's honors include Alpha Pi Mu industrial engineering honor society and 2006 Highland Industries fellowship. Sumer is a student member of Society of Women Engineers, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Institute of Industrial Engineers and Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.