IMET Graduate is Best in Nation
May 31, 2013
2012 Bradley University- Industrial Engineering Graduate is Best in Nation
At the 2013 IIE International Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Lindsey Gerstad, was awarded first place in the James Barany Award for Student Excellence competition. Lindsey is a 2012 Bradley University Industrial Engineering Summa Cum Laude graduate from Wonder Lake, Illinois. The nominees for this award are evaluated on both their academic accomplishments during their junior and senior years of college and their school related activities.
Lindsey earned a 4.00 GPA during her final 81 semester hours in graduating with a BS in Industrial Engineering with a concentration in Engineering Management plus minors in Business Management and Business Administration.
Her list of activities includes participation in the Bradley IIE student chapter, Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society, Society of Women Engineers, and Tau Beta Pi general engineering honor society. Lindsey also taught Figure skating lessons at the Peoria Park District Owens Center, swimming lessons at the Riverplex, and fitness classes at the Bradley University Markin Center.
Lindsey also served in leadership roles in a variety of organizations including her sorority, Kappa Delta, Residential Living, where she served as a Residential Advisor and Hall Director, and worked as a Bradley Student Admissions Representative.
She also had summer internships with Caterpillar and West Monroe Partners in Chicago. She is currently employed by Accenture in Chicago.
Lindsey is the sixth Bradley Industrial Engineering graduate to win this award since 1976. In addition, six other BU IE seniors have received the second place award in this competition and two others have been third.
Lindsey's picture at IMET Award Banquet in May 2011.