Professor Bryan Husted honored as the ‘Insignia’ researcher for the 2017 Rómulo Garza Prize

For his 28-year career in research at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Dr. Bryan Husted received the “Insignia Prize” today in the presentation of the 2017 Rómulo Garza Research and Innovation Prize.

The EGADE Business School professor and director of the Strategic Focus Research Group (GIEES) in Social Innovation is the first researcher from the area of Social Sciences to win this distinction since the prize was introduced 43 years ago.

“I would like to thank the many students I have had, especially the doctoral students, who have accepted my guidance on topics that have at times been unusual, but nevertheless they trusted me,” said Dr. Husted in his moving acceptance speech.

On behalf of her fellow students, Itzel Palomares, a Ph.D. in Administrative Sciences student at EGADE Business School, offered a message about the prize winner.

“The doctor (Bryan Husted) has an enormous sense of humanity, he cares about his students and always seeks to help that little idea become a great research project that will have an impact beyond the classroom,” the student said. 

The Rómulo Garza Prize, awarded by Tecnológico de Monterrey and Xignux, consists of the “Insignia Prize” and another three awards, “Most Cited Papers, “Published Books” and “Student Projects”, given this time to Dr. Arturo Santos, Dr. Bonnie Palifka and a group of six students from Campus Monterrey, respectively.

In his message, the chairman of the Xignux Board of Directors and grandson of Rómulo Garza, Eugenio Garza Herrera, told the winners: “Your dedication breaks paradigms and allows us to live in a fairer, more competitive and more inclusive society."

In addition, the rector of Tecnológico de Monterrey, David Garza, assured that the institution seeks to continue to drive research and innovation, while increasing their impact.

The presentation of the 2017 Rómulo Garza Prize ended with the unveiling of a plaque in honor of Dr. Bryan Husted.