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June 13, 2007

Purdue University President Emeritus, Steven Beering, Honored by the Institute of Industrial Engineers

NORCROSS, Ga. - Steven C. Beering, M.D., president emeritus of Purdue University and current chairman of the National Science Board, was awarded the Institute of Industrial Engineers Honorary Award, the highest honor IIE grants an individual of acknowledged professional eminence who is not a member of the institute, at the recent IIE annual conference in Nashville, Tenn. Beering’s distinguished academic career includes 10 years as dean of medicine at Indiana University and 18 years as president of Purdue University. He retired from the Purdue presidency in 2000.

Beering is a former chairman of the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Association of American Universities, and is a former regent of the National Library of Medicine. He is also a fellow of theAmerican College of Physicians and the Royal Society of Medicine, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Indiana Academy.

Beering is a former chairman of the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Association of American Universities, and is a former regent of the National Library of Medicine. He is also a fellow of theAmerican College of Physicians and the Royal Society of Medicine, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Indiana Academy.

He serves on a number of national and corporate boards and is a trustee of the University of Pittsburgh and the Universities Research Association and director emeritus of the Purdue Research Foundation.

Beering received his Bachelor of Science and M.D. degrees and an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

About the Institute of Industrial Engineers

IIE is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IIE is an international, non-profit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial engineering.

IIE sponsors four yearly conferences, publishes four periodicals, offers corporate and classroom training, and supports member chapters around the world.  IIE also collaborates with other industrial engineering associations in Europe, Latin America, South America, and Asia. Visit IIE online at www.iienet.org.

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