The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) welcomed four new members to the faculty for the 2017-18 academic year. Here are three of them, along with Peter and Angela Dal Pezzo Department Head Janis Terpenny.  >>
FALL 2017
FEATURES
Undergraduate program moves up to seventh in latest U.S. News rankings

The industrial engineering (IE) undergraduate program at Penn State is ranked seventh in the latest annual U.S. News & World Report "Best Undergraduate Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering Programs" rankings , released on Sept. 12. >>

Department benefits from $4.92M gift to Penn State for industrial biotechnology education, research

CSL Behring , a global specialty biotherapeutics leader, has committed $4.92 million to Penn State over the next six years to create the multidisciplinary Center of Excellence in Biotechnology, and to revitalize the Shared Fermentation Facility, an engine for collaboration and innovation in biological training and research on the University Park campus. >>
Chilean Fulbright Scholar passionate about Penn State SEE 360 Initiative

B├írbara Venegas is a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship and made the decision to use this gift to pursue her graduate education in industrial engineering. As a fellow for the SEE 360 Initiative, Venegas uses her vast international experience and knowledge to research and explore ways the field of engineering can help to optimize the service sector. >>
NSF funds research to help predict structure for long-term electric power transmission

Penn State researchers from the Colleges of Earth and Mineral Sciences and Engineering have received funding from the National Science Foundation to develop a system that will assist the power industry in siting new transmission lines to accommodate a broad range of possible future evolutions of the power grid.   >>  

Art, engineering faculty and students learn from each other in 'making' course

Six Penn State faculty members from the Colleges of Arts and Architecture and Engineering jointly taught a class last spring called "Making for the Masses." It is the first of an expected new generation of courses designed to engage students in new ways on emerging topics such as 3D printing and maker culture.  >>
Arts and Architecture, Engineering faculty join forces to encourage 'making'

Tim SimpsonPaul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design and Manufacturing, helped develop a new course that  introduces students from any major to the "making mindset," providing a possible avenue to a variety of majors in the colleges of Arts and Architecture and Engineering.   >>
Big Ten champ DeCecco makes great strides in the classroom and on the track

Rachael DeCecco works hard to divide her time between running on Penn State's women's Track & Field team and succeeding as an industrial engineering student. The team won the indoor Big Ten Championship in February.   >>
Recent graduates teach presentation skills to Chinese engineering students


Recent graduates Kate Waskiw and Mikhala Stevens, who received their bachelor's degrees in industrial engineering in May, went to China over the summer to teach students at China University of Mining and Technology in Beijing and Shanghai Jiao Tong University how to improve their research presentation and communication skills.  >>
 
RECOGNITIONS & AWARDS
  • Ravindran co-edits new book on business operations >>
  • Kumara named awardee of Smeal Commercialization of Research Grant >>
  • IISE student chapter receives Gold Award for second consecutive year >>
  • Tucker serves as Atlantic Council Science and Policy Fellow >>
  • Ravindran named an Emeritus Faculty Teaching Scholar by Provost >>
  • Tucker, Simpson are co-PIs on a project that looks at the impact of virtual reality use in additive manufacturing education >>
  • Prabhu, Badarinath place third in national manufacturing competition >>
  • Simpson recognized in Xact Metal article >>
ALUMNI UPDATES
  • Pedro F. Ruiz ('06 IE, '07 M.Eng. ENGMNT) named a regional sales manager at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation >>
  • David Buckingham ('87) named a finalist for the city manager position of Bozeman, Montana >>
  • Mark R. Ruh ('88 IE) named CFO for HomeStreet, Inc. >>
  • Samuel E. McKibben ('57 IE) died on September 3 >>
  • Michael Miller ('58 IE) died on August 13 >>
  • Thomas E. Kapelewski ('82 IE) appointed to the Penn State Alumni Association's Alumni Council for three-year term >>
  • Sarela Herrada ('12 IE), director of food and beverage at CAVA, featured in College of Engineering Alumni Spotlight >>
  • Steve Reinhard ('96 IE) joined UbiQD, a nanotechnology materials development company, as vice president of business development >>
  • Nicola Palmer ('90 IE) named one of 50 Women to Watch for 2017 by Global Telecoms Business. She is the chief network officer at Verizon Wireless >>
  • Severn ("Sev") McMurty ('85 IE) presented with 2017 Captain of the Industry Award by the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers >>
  • Michael Catino ('70 IE) voted onto the Penn State Alumni Association's Alumni Council for three-year term >>
  • Christopher Solo ('94 Ph.D.) promoted to clinical assistant professor of management information systems within the Smeal College of Business >>
  • Steven Butt ('91 M.S., '94 Ph.D.) named a 2017 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Fellow >>
Alumni are encouraged to submit updates to psuie@psu.edu.
UPCOMING EVENTS
SEPTEMBER 26-28
Center for e-Design Industry Advisory Board Meeting >>

OCTOBER 10
Lost Foam Foundry Night >>

OCTOBER 19
Metal Casting Industry Job Fair >>

OCTOBER 20
Harold "Hal" Marcus Celebration of Life 

NOVEMBER 6-11
Homecoming Week  >>

NOVEMBER 11
Military Appreciation Day >>
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