Industry Open House

Members of industry are invited to learn about the many ways to engage with the IME department in a win-win partnership – touch points with our outstanding students (undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D.), as well as gain from working with professors who are leaders in the field, dedicated to impact and bridging research to practice.    

The agenda includes:

3:30-4:30 p.m. Poster Showcase in the lobby of Leonhard Building* 
A two-way exchange of ideas and expertise ... our work and your interests.

4:30-5:30 p.m. Welcoming Remarks in 102 Leonhard Building

  • Janis Terpenny - Peter and Angela Dal Pezzo Department Head and Professor, IME, Penn State
  • Neil Sharkey - Vice President for Research, Penn State
  • Justin Schwartz - Harold and Inge Marcus Dean, College of Engineering, Penn State
  • Charles Purdum - Senior Lecturer/Director of Industry Relations
  • Daniel A. Finke - Site Co-Director, Center for e-Design
  • Conrad Tucker - Director, Penn State Center for Healthcare Transformation (CHOT)

5:30-7:00 p.m. Lab Tours and Reception

* The Service Enterprise Engineering poster competition will be held from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the lobby.

Additional Information:

We invite industry members to attend. Please RVSP by emailing Sue Kertis at


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Home of the first established industrial engineering program in the world, the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) at Penn State has made a name for itself in the engineering industry through its storied tradition of unparalleled excellence and innovation in research, education, and outreach.

We are Innovators. We are Makers. We are Excellence in Engineering. We are Penn State IME.

The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

310 Leonhard Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-7601

FAX: 814-863-4745