Kathleen Buse and Alice Walker (both DM 2011) won awards for their research in Case Western Reserve University's annual "Research ShowCASE" event (https://ora.ra.cwru.edu/showcase/index.cfm). Over 400 researchers were selected from across campus to present posters of their research at the event, and judges rated each presentation for creativity, design, and significance of research.
Kathleen won a "Second Place" award for her research entitled "Against the Odds: Women Who Persist in Non-Academic Engineering Careers." Under the guidance of Diane Billimoria and Richard Boyatzis, she reported on her research into the factors that affect the decisions of women to remain in engineering positions.
Alice received an "Honorable Mention" for her work entitled "The Paradox of Evidence Based Management in Higher Education." Under the guidance of Richard Boland, this research studied how a variety of educational institiutions went about attempting to implement evidence based management practices.
Alice Walker (left) is the Director of the Human Services Program at Lakeland Community College and holds bachelors and masters degrees in education from Cleveland State University. Kathleen Buse (right) a consultant with CareerCurve and she holds a masters in electrical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and bachelors degrees in chemical engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University.