October 2018  Newsletter
Message from the President

Dear M&S Division Members & Colleagues,

This is the second Newsletter for the M&S Division this year. I would like to inform you of our upcoming activities/deadlines. Make sure to attend our upcoming webinar on November 13 at 2:00PM ET. We have created our newest excellence in teaching modeling and/or simulation award and we are seeking nominations. The abstract submission for the 2019 IISE Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando, FL is open! The deadline to submit your abstract is November 9, 2018. We are sponsoring the M&S track.

As always, please consider nominating yourself for our leadership positions, join one of our committees, or volunteer as a reviewer for the M&S track. I want to thank you for your support and your commitment to the IISE. To grow our Division and the profession, I would urge you to join the M&S Division by updating your membership. The membership is free for all IISE members. Your participation and input is important to all of us.

Please contact me at oma110@psu.edu should you have any questions or need more information.

Best Regards,
Omar Ashour, PhD
Modeling & Simulation Division, President (2017 - 2019)    
Upcoming M&S Webinars

The ABC's of Simulation
Presented by Modeling & Simulations Division
Nov. 13, 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter: Allen G. Greenwood, Ph.D., P.E., professor emeritus, Mississippi State University
Since simulation is becoming widely used in process improvement projects, it is imperative that all stakeholders have a fundamental understanding of simulation. 
Call for Nominations - M&S Excellence in Teaching Award

The M&S Division would like to invite all IISE members to nominate faculty members for our new Excellence in Teaching Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize excellence in teaching modeling and/or simulation courses. The objectives of the award are to show appreciation to IISE faculty members who are outstanding in teaching and encourage instructors to raise the standards in teaching and disseminating modeling and/or simulation concepts in engineering or related programs. The candidate may be nominated by a faculty member or a student who has taken a course from the candidate. To be eligible, candidates must be a member of IISE. The course for which the candidate is being recognized must be an undergraduate/graduate course in modeling and/or simulation within an engineering or similar program. The candidate should have been preparing and teaching the course materials for at least three years. All application documents must be emailed as a single PDF file or a single compressed file to the Director of Awards Dr. Weihang Zhu.
Please submit your entry by Feb. 11 for full consideration. No application fee is required. More information here

Call for Abstracts
The Institute of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineer (IISE) Annual Conference & Expo 2019 will be held in May 18-21, 2019, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The M&S Division of IISE will be sponsoring the M&S Track at the 2019 IISE Annual Conference and Expo. Abstract submission is now open!   Submit your abstract now  and join us in Orlando!
Call for Entries to the M&S Newsletter

The M&S Division is soliciting newsletter entries from our members. The Division's newsletter provides a great opportunity to showcase state-of-art research, practical applications, and education and outreach activities.  Examples of entries include professional activities and accomplishments, such as a promotion or other honors/awards, as well as career development items, such as job-available ads or interview tips. To contribute entries to the newsletter, please provide a brief write-up (within 300 words), a photo, and a link (if possible) to a detailed version of the story. Please email your materials to Dr. Dongping Du  and your entry will appear in the next newsletter.

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