Reynolds Award Recipient to Present "Monkey with a Typewriter"

October 14, 2005
Dr. Thom J. Hodgson, Distinguished University Professor of Industrial Engineering, and James T. Ryan Professor of Industrial Engineering and Furniture Manufacturing is the twenty-first recipient of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Extension.

The Reynolds award was established within the College of Engineering to honor a member of the Engineering faculty who demonstrates superiority in several areas of activity that relate to the University’s missions of teaching, research, and extension. The annual award is supported by R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company through the NC State Engineering Foundation to bring recognition to scientific and educational achievements in fields of engineering.

An internationally renowned scholar in industrial engineering and operations research, Dr. Hodgson is a dedicated engineering researcher and educator. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, he is one of the pioneers in the study of the design and analysis of supply chains. Dr. Hodgson is the founding director of the Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering Institute (IMSEI). He was one of the 125 inaugural Fellows of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), serving twice as vice president of IIE.

He will present the lecture "Monkey with a Typewriter" on Thursday, October 20, 2005.  The event will begin with a reception at 2:30 pm in Witherspoon Student Center Cinema, Room 117 with the award presentation and lecture following at 3 pm.