Undergrad named Tim Cook Leadership Scholar

Published: Aug 16, 2010 1:00:00 PM
Media Contact: Sally Credille, src0007@auburn.edu, 334-844-3447

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Bethany Adams

Auburn University senior Bethany Adams has been named the 2010-2011 Tim Cook Leadership Scholar in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. The scholarship was founded by Tim Cook, industrial engineering alumnus and chief operating officer of Apple Inc. The award recognizes industrial and systems engineering students who demonstrate significant academic achievement, university leadership and community involvement.

“Mr. Cook reminds me about the importance of thinking with your heart, as well as your head,” said Adams. “Many of the professors and engineers I have learned from and worked with are people who do just that—they are smart, compassionate and genuinely interested in helping others. This is the type of engineer I strive to be.”

A native of Pace, Fla., Adams worked as a co-op student at Kaydon Filtration in LaGrange, Ga., performing usability tests on custom filters and developing employee training presentations. Adams previously co-oped with Taminco Methylamines in Pace, where she worked with engineers to implement safer work practices based on an Occupational Health and Safety Administration hazard review. During her time at Auburn, Adams has been involved with Engineers Without Borders and has tutored children at the local Boys and Girls Club.

Contributed by Katie Mullinax