Professor Ed DeMeter introduced a group of local elementary students enrolled in an after-school computer coding class to some of the machinery in the Factory for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME). DeMeter demonstrated how coding is used to operate manufacturing machinery and gave the students a demonstration of just some of the capabilities of the machines in FAME.  >>
SPRING 2017
FEATURES
Creating undergraduate research options for IE students
Penn State named site of Center for e-Design
Long-time Professors Chandra, Ravindran to retire
Marc Collado: Balancing life in the classroom and on the tennis court

Senior Marc Collado manages to balance his life as captain of the men's tennis team at Penn State along with his studies in industrial engineering. How does he do it? Read on.  >> 

Doing it FTK 2017: Cailyn Spencer

Industrial engineering senior and Schreyer Scholar Cailyn Spencer has been involved in THON since her freshman year. This year she served as a captain and a member of Donor and Alumni Relations-Development.  Spencer says that her service as a THON volunteer is a favorite memory of Penn State:  "What we are able to accomplish is amazing, and I know I will continue THON's mission even after I graduate in May." >>
Researchers begin $1.5 million project for manufacturing industry

Dazhong Wu, senior research associate, and Janis Terpenny, professor and Peter and Angela Dal Pezzo Chair and Head of IME, are the lead researchers on a $1.5 million collaborative project to develop a cloud-based wireless sensing and prognostic system for monitoring machinery health conditions.  >>

Abandoning Creativity
Why don't we pursue our best new ideas?

Industrial design students who come up with highly creative ideas for new products usually favor more conservative designs when it comes time to make a prototype. Researcher Scarlett Miller is trying to find out why and devising educational strategies to encourage students to choose more innovative options.  >>
Unique partnership between researchers and industry helps train future engineers
 

While manufacturing industry professionals and researchers generally work separately, a unique partnership between Penn State, two other universities, and an industry leader in manufacturing is demonstrating the value of collaboration.   >>
 
RECOGNITIONS & AWARDS
  • Abdul Al-Kaf honored with Kopp International Achievement Award >>
  • Industrial engineering moves up to eighth in latest U.S. News graduate program rankings >>
  • Steven Von Beuren places second in Leonhard Center Speaking Contest >>
  • Ashwin Anand recognized by President Barron for volunteerism >>
  • Tim Simpson named College of Engineering's Morrow Professor >>
  • Wes Dickson receives S. Balachandran Service Scholarship from Alpha Pi Mu >>
  • Tim Simpson awarded one of five ENGINE grants by College of Engineering >>
  • Jose Ventura named one of six Dean's Fellows in the College of Engineering >>
  • Hui Yang organizing Sino-U.S. Conference on Quality, Analytics and Innovations this summer in China >>
  • Russell Barton named distinguished professor >>
  • Soundar Kumara brings health care data analytics course to India >>
  • Rico Polim named student marshal for fall College of Engineering commencement >>
  • Graduate students, alum earn INFORMS Koopman Prize >>
ALUMNI UPDATES
  • Gary Bello ('69 I E) named 2017 Outstanding Engineering Alumnus >>
  • Rohan Shirwalker ('07 M.S., '11 Ph.D.) earns a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, his fifth since 2014 >>
  • Corey Gomez ('01 I E) appointed a senior contract project manager at ACT I >>
  • Dan Giordano ('14 I E) promoted to project manager at Laboratory Testing Inc. >>
  • Mark Ruh ('88 I E) hired to lead corporate development and strategic investment functions for HomeStreet, Inc>>
Alumni are encouraged to submit updates to psuie@psu.edu.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
MARCH 31
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Banquet

APRIL 1
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Family Day

APRIL 4
College of Engineering Research Symposium >>

APRIL 19
Supply Chain Entrepreneurship "Pitch" Contest Finals >>

APRIL 27
Engineering Design Showcase >>

MAY 5
Spring Commencement  >>

MAY 7
Graduate School Commencement  >>

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