Beth Cudney, assistant professor of engineering management and systems engineering, was awarded the 2012 Lean Teaching Award by the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). This award is given annually to recognize the contribution of individuals in advancing the knowledge and practice of lean concepts. The award is based on the contributions in the areas of leadership, design and content quality, applied learning, innovation and student satisfaction. Cudney received the award at the 2012 IIE Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla., in May. The IIE is the world's largest professional society dedicated to supporting the industrial engineers profession.