Richard Olawoyin, associate professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Oakland University (OU) and U.S. Fulbright Scholar. He is a professional engineer (P.E.) with multidisciplinary research interests in stochastic system optimization and functional system safety analysis. He received his PhD in Energy Engineering from Penn. State University. He has served as the faculty adviser for NSBE at OU since 2014. He is the Chair of the ABET Inclusion Diversity and Equity Advisory (IDEA) Council. He has received multiple awards including the ASSP Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Award in 2019 and 2022, and the 2023 Fulbright Scholarship for teaching and research.