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Undergraduate student research highlights innovation for society


Students in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State showcased their innovative engineering projects to fellow students, staff and faculty during the undergraduate research poster session held on Dec. 13.

Engineering students present final projects at Capstone Design Project Showcase


After a semester of hard work, senior engineering students presented their capstone design projects at the fall 2019 College of Engineering Capstone Design Project Showcase on Dec. 12 at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Researchers optimize additive manufacturing on a molecular level


As the complexity and applications of additive manufacturing increase, Penn State researchers are digging down to the smallest scales to optimize the technology on a molecular level.

Engineering alumni society wins award for dedication to student programs


In recognition of its job shadowing program, the Penn State Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Alumni Society (PSIMES) received a Penn State Alumni Association (PSAA) Volunteer Award at the PSAA Volunteer Awards Banquet in October.

Engineering students building autonomous submarine for international competition


A team of 21 undergraduate students at Penn State and six students at The Belgium Campus, a university in Pretoria, South Africa, are deep into a yearlong project that will culminate in an international competition in San Diego, California, in August 2020.

Student startups shine at Invent Penn State conference


Shortly after the recent 2019 Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference kicked off, Penn State President Eric Barron welcomed eight Penn State student researchers and entrepreneurs to center stage for them to participate in the Student Startup Showcase.

Professor to improve supply chain systems with smart algorithm


Huanan Zhang, assistant professor of industrial engineering in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State, received a $22,500 start-up grant from MHI, the nation's largest material handling, logistics and supply chain association, to help improve operational decisions made based on gathered data.

Professor named faculty chair for service enterprise engineering


Vittal Prabhu, professor of industrial engineering, has been named the Charles and Enid Schneider Faculty Chair of the Penn State Service Enterprise Engineering Initiative (SEE 360) in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.

Engineering alumnus serves through military and research


After two tours in Iraq, Eric Swenson wanted a break from combat. He decided that he wanted to teach industrial engineering, and he knew that he needed his master's degree.

World War II B-29 navigator talks about his role in the Pacific


In 1945, Penn State alumnus Alexander "Lew" Parry Jr. found himself in the middle of World War II, spending much of his active-duty time that year as a navigator in a B-29.

New engineering courses highlight innovation in manufacturing


The Penn State Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering will introduce two new graduate courses on the future of manufacturing and nanotechnology during the spring semester.

Dynamic haptic robotic training to decrease catheter procedure complications


Each year, more than five million central venous catheters (CVC) are placed in a large vein in the neck, chest or groin to provide patients with fluids, blood or medications.

Researcher to discuss how AI can help people avoid adverse drug interactions


Because machine learning can accurately monitor massive amounts of data, experts in artificial intelligence are investigating how the technology can help improve the safety of medical care and interventions.

AI could offer warnings about serious side effects of drug-drug interactions


The more medications a patient takes, the greater the likelihood that interactions between those drugs could trigger negative side effects, including long-term organ damage and even death. Now, researchers at Penn State have developed a machine learning system that may be able to warn doctors and patients about possible negative side effects that might occur when drugs are mixed.

Well cited: Engineering alumnus' decades-old work has stood the test of time


As an industrial engineering graduate student in the late 1970s, Muhammad Nawaz was deep into collecting relevant literature to prove an idea for his minor thesis project. He didn’t expect it would continue to resonate nearly four decades later.

2019 Invent Penn State Venture and IP Conference shines light on tech innovations


Penn State student and faculty research innovations and discoveries with potential to have a significant impact on the world might begin in the lab or a classroom, but they don't stay there. The work continues to advance and be strengthened by Invent Penn State's unyielding commitment to a robust startup ecosystem that helps move their ideas to market.

Industrial engineering alumnus shares his path to the C-suite


Matthew J. White, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Linde, a multinational industrial gases company, shared his thoughts on what it means to be a successful engineer as part of Penn State's College of Engineering's ExecutiveXcellence Speaker Series. White spoke at the fall 2019 installment of the series on Sept. 13 in the HUB-Robeson Center.

Industrial engineering student embraced traveling abroad for personal growth


Many students hear the advice to travel and study abroad during their college years to learn more about other cultures. Yijia "Doris" Xu, a fourth-year industrial engineering major, took this advice to heart by going abroad twice during her Penn State experience.

Nominations sought for service enterprise engineering award


Penn State's Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) is co-sponsoring the Outstanding Innovation in Service Systems Engineering Award competition at the annual spring Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Conference and Expo.

Industrial engineering alumnus improves business-customer relations


Penn State industrial engineering alumnus Indraneel Fuke found a way to combine his engineering and entrepreneurial skills to offer unparalleled solutions for sales, marketing and customer service management for the banking, financial services, insurance and education sectors of the Asia Pacific market.

Eight College of Engineering programs rise in U.S. News undergraduate rankings


In the recently released 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Schools rankings, eight Penn State engineering specialty disciplines rose from last year's rankings, with five of the eight disciplines making significant jumps.

Engineering faculty, staff, alumni to be honored for exceptional contributions


Faculty, staff and alumni of the Penn State College of Engineering will be recognized for their outstanding teaching, research, advising and service at a ceremony on October 21 at 2:00 p.m. at Penn State University Park's Hintz Family Alumni Center.

New gift will revolutionize service enterprise engineering for new opportunities


Charles R. Schneider and Penn State are partnering on a nearly $9 million investment to greatly expand the College of Engineering’s focus on improving processes and efficiencies across the service sector of the economy, a field known as service enterprise engineering.

Engineering symposium highlights undergraduate research experiences


Undergraduate students from across Penn State and the world capped off their Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs with a research symposium on July 30.

Penn State industrial engineering professor addresses U.S. Congressional Caucus


On July 11, Soundar Kumara, Allen E. Pearce and Allen M. Pearce Professor of Industrial Engineering at Penn State, spoke at a briefing hosted by the House Manufacturing Caucus, co-chaired by U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) and Tom Reed (R-N.Y.).

Nanotechnology expert joins industrial engineering department


Hongtao Sun, an expert in nanoscience and nanotechnology, will join the Penn State Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering as an assistant professor on Aug. 15.

Professor to tackle large-scale simulation optimization problems


The National Science Foundation's Division of Mathematical Sciences has awarded principal investigator Eunhye Song, Harold and Inge Marcus Early Career Assistant Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State, $140,000 to push the frontier of large-scale discrete simulation optimization.

Professor receives NSF grant to model cell disorder in heart


Hui Yang, Harold and Inge Marcus Career Associate Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State, was awarded a $320,625 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study exactly how a process called glycosylation can cause proteins to disrupt the harmony of cell activity.

SEE 360 students work to improve Berkey Creamery experience for customers


Students in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering's Service Enterprise Engineering program are collaborating with Penn State's Berkey Creamery to optimize the efficiency of the Penn State landmark.

First-of-its-kind graduate course tackles legal issues in additive manufacturing


To prepare the industry’s next trailblazers, a new course in the Penn State Additive Manufacturing and Design (AMD) graduate program is seeking to address them head-on.

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