University at Buffalo IE video wins Emmy Award

From staff reports

They liked it. They really liked it.

The producers of a video that focuses on the impact of industrial engineers in various industries won a New York Emmy Award on April 3, 2011, in New York City.

The honor, given by the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, recognizes the informational video produced by the Center for the Arts Video Production group at the University at Buffalo for the Institute of Industrial Engineers. The video won in the category of Informational/Instructional: Feature/Segment.

The video, "Industrial Engineers Make A Difference," premiered June 30, 2010, and features industrial engineers in diverse workplaces such as Hershey's, DisneyWorld and the Kennedy Space Center and is used to educate students about careers in the field. The piece includes several University at Buffalo alumni and features Patrick S. Sunderlin (B.S., Industrial Engineering, '85) who currently serves as director and deputy vice president of operations at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Orlando, Fla.

The Center created this project for IIE in partnership with Rakesh Nagi, chairman of the university's Department of Industrial Engineering. Members of CIEADH (Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads) also participated in the planning and production of the video.

Thomas Burrows, executive director of the Center for the Arts stated, "The Center for the Arts has achieved tremendous growth in our numerous programs and initiatives. Video production is one of our more recent undertakings, and it is rewarding to see our work gaining recognition on a broader level."

The Center for the Arts Video Production group is a professional television and video outlet dedicated to enhancing communication about the Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo and affiliated groups. It collaborates with a wide range of university clients to produce videos for marketing, development, education and entertainment. Since 2006, the group has been honored with 14 national Telly Awards. "Industrial Engineers Make A Difference" was nominated for the Emmy in February.

The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presents Emmy awards in recognition of excellence in the television art form regardless of the delivery platform.

View the "Industrial Engineers Make A Difference" video on YouTube.