Industrial engineering graduate student  Rakshith Badarinath and recent alumna  Shu Shu Wang ('16 M.S.) spent their summer building a robotic arm using 3D-printed materials in an effort to help improve manufacturing processes.  >>
FALL 2016
OTHER FEATURES
Breaking gender barriers...with rockets

In a time when women in STEM fields remain the minority, a group of female Penn State industrial engineering graduates -- Lauren Knobloch ('15 M.Eng. ENGMNT, 
'11 I E, '11 LIB) Kate Tice ('12 I E) Fawn Romanko ('13 I E) Liz Jenkins ('14 I E) , and  Ali DiNatale ('15 I E) --  are changing the way women engineers are viewed in industry.  >>
Alumnus/veteran gives back to military community

When Stan Aungst ('00 Ph.D.) was drafted a year out of high school to serve with the Army during the Vietnam War, a college degree of any sort was the furthest thing from his mind. However, after two tours serving in East and Southeast Asia, and memories of the horrors of war not far behind, he set his sights on academia. Since then he has achieved more during his career than most lifetime academics. He is also one of the original organizers of what is now a Penn State tradition, Military Appreciation Day.  >>

Photo album from the Military Appreciation Tailgate  >> 
Entrepreneurship Fund helps Penn State community spur innovation

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund within the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering was created to spur innovation in Penn State engineering students and faculty by providing seed funding for new research. Timothy Simpson, professor and administrator of the fund, has been impressed with the projects that have been funded and hopes to expand the program to other departments. >>
Tucker welcomes fellow Gates Millennium Scholar

Incoming Penn State freshman Teniola Idowu, one of the 1,000 students named a 2016 Gates Millennium Scholar, recently spoke with Assistant Professor Conrad Tucker, a member of the inaugural class of Gates Millennium Scholars in 1999.  >>
Digital photography: The future of small-scale manufacturing?

What if it were possible to quickly and inexpensively manufacture a part by simply using a series of close-range digital images taken of the object?
 
Instructor Michael Immel originally started thinking about the technique, called photogrammetry, for a different purpose, but quickly realized its application in manufacturing. 
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Tucker named director of Penn State CHOT

Conrad Tucker, assistant professor of engineering design and industrial engineering and an affiliate professor of computer science, has been named the director of the Penn State site of the Center for Health Organization Transformation. >>
Penn State engineering student broadens horizons with GE Aviation
 

Industrial engineering student Carolyn Riegel helped the jet engine manufacturer streamline its assembly line during a summer internship at the GE Aviation plant in Lynn, Massachusetts.   >>
 
RECOGNITIONS & AWARDS
  • Graduate student, student organization honored by INFORMS >>
  • Tucker presented with IBM Faculty Award >>
  • Freivalds appointed Lucas Professor and Shanbhag appointed Bello Chair >>
  • Aybat elected to INFORMS Optimization Society executive board >>
  • Voigt provides keynote address at Ductile Iron Society international conference >>
ALUMNI UPDATES
  • Sean Lynch ('93 I E) published his first children's book. >>
  • William L. Weiss ('51 I E)retired chairman and CEO of telecommunications pioneer Ameritech, died on Oct. 10. >>
  • Peter W. Peters ('97 M.S.) honored with the President's Achievement Award by The Aerospace Corporation. >>
  • Jerry Goldress ('54 M.S.) holds family reunion in State College, visits IME department. >>
  • Joseph Geunes ('99 Ph.D.) was named the John and Mary Lib White Systems Integration Chair in the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Arkansas. >>
  • Greg Yahn ('85 I E) and his mother Patricia gifted Penn State Behrend with $50,000 to improve and expand the campus's annual student art show. >>
  • Keith Grim ('92 I E) joined Graham Architectural Products as a quality manager. >>
UPCOMING EVENTS
DEC. 8
Engineering Design Showcase  >>

DEC. 16
Fall Commencement Reception >>

DEC. 17
Fall Commencement  >>
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