Awards and honors

 Montoya named ‘Woman of Influence”


Mitzi Montoya

College of Business Dean Mitzi Montoya has been named one of the Portland Business Journal’s 2018 Women of Influence. The 15th annual awards program recognizes 25 of the region’s most influential business women from every industry and profession.

A nominee is considered an established business leader with a strong record of innovation in her field, outstanding performance in her business and/or a clear track record of meaningful community involvement.

This year’s winners will be honored at an awards luncheon April 5 at Portland Hilton Hotel.

Tumer Selected as ASME Fellow

For her outstanding accomplishments in engineering, Irem Y. Tumer, associate dean for research and professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Tumer joins a select group of about 3,500 Fellows out of an ASME membership totaling nearly 113,000 individuals. The Fellow grade is “truly a distinction among ASME members,” according to the organization.


Irem Tumer

Tumer has been an active member of ASME for the past 25 years and has served the group in multiple roles, including conference chair, program chair, and journal associate editor. She has authored more than 50 journal articles and 125 referred conference articles. Since starting at Oregon State in 2006, she has graduated eight Ph.D. students and 16 master’s students, six of whom are currently in academic positions.

Tumer leads the Complex Engineered System Design group within the Design Engineering Labs and is an expert in system-level design and analysis of highly complex and integrated engineering systems with reduced risk of failures.

Before joining Oregon State, Tumer led the Complex Systems Design and Engineering group in the Intelligent Systems Division at the NASA Ames Research Center. During her nine-year tenure there, she also worked as a research scientist, group lead, and program manager.

At Oregon State, her research funding has come largely from NSF, AFOSR, DARPA, and NASA.

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