SPRING 2018
FEATURES
Students explore entrepreneurial spirit of Israel over spring break

Industrial engineering moves up in graduate program rankings

Alumna finds magic in industrial engineering through career at Disney

Scholar part of research team working to improve medical training 

Schreyer Scholar and industrial engineering major Rucha Bhide is working with a team of Penn State researchers to find ways for resident physicians to learn central venous catheter placement by analyzing their gaze patterns using a dynamic haptic robotic trainer.  >>

Can publicly available data from large-scale social media networks be used to help predict catastrophic events within the country's infrastructure, such as threats to national security, the energy system or even the economy? Conrad Tucker, associate professor of engineering design and industrial engineering, has received funding from the U.S. Air Force to investigate whether crowd-sourced data from social media can be used to not only detect threats, but also prevent catastrophic events from happening in the future.   >>
Engineers work with Walmart to improve Military Appreciation Tailgate operations

Industrial engineering graduate students are working with one of the world's largest retailers to help improve processes at one of the largest events honoring past and current service members in Central Pennsylvania >>
New Service Enterprise Engineering Minor to be available at University Park

The Service Enterprise Engineering Initiative at Penn State is proud to announce a minor in service enterprise engineering that will be available to undergraduate students starting in the summer of 2018. Open to all students, but most applicable for those in industrial engineering, health policy administration and human development and family studies, the minor answers a critical need for operational expertise in health care and human service fields.  >>
RECOGNITIONS & AWARDS
  • Soyster named 2018 Outstanding Engineering Alumnus >>
  • Leight awarded S. Balachandran Service Scholarship >>
  • Manogharan and Basu receive seed grant to improve the fit and longevity of orthopedic implants by producing the parts out of titanium using additive manufacturing >>
  • Tucker helps "engineer" win as guest football coach >>
  • Purdum oversees first-place capstone design project team >>
ALUMNI UPDATES
  • Seong Wook Hwang ('16 Ph.D.) named assistant professor in the College of Business Management at Hongik University in Korea >>
  • Jayme Fullerton ('04 IE) was guest speaker as part of National Engineers Week at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus >>
  • Susan O. Schall ('82 IE, '86 M.S., '88 Ph.D.) recognized for dedication to industrial engineering >>
  • Iris Rivero ('96 IE, 98 M.S., '02 Ph.D.) organized National Science Foundation-funded workshop that brought together female academics from across the country to learn about emerging areas in advanced manufacturing >>
Alumni are encouraged to submit updates to psuie@psu.edu.
NEWS FROM PSIMES
The latest news and announcements from the Penn State Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Society.
  • PSIMES and the IME department are hosting a networking event April 25 at Precision Custom Components in York, Pennsylvania. The event is open to alumni and friends of the IME department. >>
  • Beginning in summer 2018, PSIMES is implementing a job shadow program for current industrial engineering students within the IME department. The alumni group is looking to team up with organizations in and around Pennsylvania that are willing to allow current students to spend time on site, learning about a particular job. >>
UPCOMING EVENTS
APRIL 6
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Awards Banquet hosted by the Institute of
Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) student chapter  >>

APRIL 7
Family Day hosted by the IISE  student chapter  >>

APRIL 10
College of Engineering Research Symposium >>

APRIL 25
Industry Open House >>

APRIL 26
Engineering Design Showcase >>

MAY 4
Undergraduate Commencement  >>

MAY 6
Graduate School Commencement  >>
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