Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

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Ang awarded Distinguished Alumna Award with the School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI

April 10, 2017

Chia Yee Ang

Chia Yee Ang

The School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI held its 43rd Bepko Awards Ceremony in Indianapolis on Friday, April 7th.

The Bepko Awards Ceremony recognizes outstanding student scholarship award recipients from all of the departments, as well a Distinguished Alumnus. The Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award was established in 1983. This award is presented by the School and the Alumni Association to a graduate of the School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI in recognition of outstanding achievement in engineering or technology related fields, in the practice of their chosen profession, or in service to the community.

This year the School of Engineering and Technology was proud to present Chia Yee Ang with the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Originally from Malaysia, Chia Yee Ang joined Engineering and Technology in 1998 as a student in IUPUIs program with Tenaga Nasional University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2000, completed her Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree in 2004, and followed that with an Executive MBA focused on Engineering Management from Purdue University Krannert School of Management in 2007.

Ang has been a contributor to the school as a student and benefactor. After graduation, she and her husband, Mark, a mechanical engineering graduate from Purdue University as well, established their own award recognizing outstanding leaders and scholars in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Ang also served 10 years as a member of the School of Engineering and Technology Alumni Association Board of Directors. She has always been a strong advocate for women in science and technology and it is demonstrated through her volunteer work at Girls Inc., Girls Scouts and IUPUI Summer Power Camps.

After graduation Ang began her career as a problem resolution engineer at Carrier Corporation progressing to R&D Program Manager at Hologic Inc., with a specialized focus on product research, design and development. She launched multiple products at both companies and was awarded two design patents. Following a short-term gig as Senior Compliance Analyst at Safis Solutions, LLC. Ang was then employed as Associate Consultant Engineer at Eli Lilly and Company where she created multiple novel packaging designs for product launches. To further expand her skills and experience, she is currently in a marketing development program at Lilly USA.

Summing up, Jie Chen, Chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering said it best in his nomination of ChiaYee Ang, "It is clear that our Mechanical Engineering program benefited her career development and in return she has been willingly and continuously supporting our program. She deserves this recognition."

Congratulations, Chia Yee Ang!

Click here to view photos from the 43rd Annual Bepko Awards Ceremony.