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Digitizing health care services


As the world continues its rapid transformation into the digital age, thinkers who can convert big data into knowledge are essential to maneuvering strategically in many sectors. This is particularly true when looking at complex systems, where a non-linear structure makes prediction and modeling of the systems difficult.

Industrial engineering moves to sixth place in graduate program rankings


The industrial engineering (IE) graduate program at Penn State is ranked sixth in the latest annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, released this week.

Gary Butler receives Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award


Gary Butler, P.E., a Penn State industrial engineering alumnus, was recently named one of 12 recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award.

Korbs establish three Open Doors Scholarships in the College of Engineering


Penn State industrial engineering alumnus William Korb and his wife, Wendy, who is also a Penn State graduate, have contributed $100,000 to fund and endow three Open Doors Scholarships in the College of Engineering.

Student engagement crosses borders to Uganda


Natasha Ferguson, a junior majoring in industrial engineering, has been consistently involved during her time at Penn State.

Opening doors for engineering students and the service industry


Penn State alumnus Charles Schneider has gifted $1 million to the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering's Service Enterprise Engineering Initiative (SEE 360) to endow the Charles and Enid Schneider Scholarship in Service Enterprise Engineering.

Researchers find overdose deaths are likely to increase with ‘changing nature’ of opioid epidemic


The opioid epidemic could be responsible for 700,000 overdose deaths in the United States between 2016 and 2025, according to a new study published today in JAMA Network Open.

Challenge accepted


In an effort to modernize and reimagine the United States’ power grid, Penn State researchers have qualified for a highly selective, innovative competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

First World Campus degree in additive manufacturing and design awarded


Joseph Sinclair always knew he wanted to set the trends, not follow them. As the first graduate of the master of engineering in additive manufacturing and design master’s (AMD) program through Penn State World Campus, he’s staying true to that mission.

IE faculty member works to optimize and engineer health care services


Systematic thinking, quantitative modeling, Big Data analysis. These are a few skills that set Penn State industrial engineering (IE) graduates apart from their competitors entering the United States job market. Currently, there is a specific need for this data-driven mindset in the health care industry.

Visualizing vitals through video


Researchers receive funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to capture vital signs via video

Researchers evaluate studies supporting state subsidies for nuclear plants


An intensive public debate is occurring in states with competitive electricity markets about the future of their existing nuclear generation plants. A team of Penn State researchers examined the set of studies that has been used in legislative discussions to provide evidence in support of subsidy programs.

New graduate certificate in additive manufacturing offered at Penn State


Prompted by the incredible industry demand for trained experts in additive manufacturing and design for additive manufacturing, Penn State is offering a new graduate certificate in Additive Manufacturing and Design (AMD) through Penn State World Campus.

Call for applications: IISE Outstanding Service Systems Innovation Award


Are you a member of a business or academic unit that strives to implement effective industrial and systems engineering principles to real process problems facing your organization? If so, apply for the IISE Outstanding Service Systems Innovation Award and compete to have these achievements recognized.

NSF funds three-year study of virtual-reality engineering simulations


Industrial engineering students often use simulation kits — boxes full of Lego blocks — to learn Toyota’s production system.

Jane Snowdon: A role model for women in engineering


Jane L. Snowdon, a distinguished alumna who graduated in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Penn State, is a role model for women in engineering and a thought leader in both cognitive computing applied to healthcare and sustainable and innovative design.

IE designs software to reduce the amount of time - and money - it takes to clear Penn State of snow


Since 2010, the University Park campus has been shut down just three full days due to snowfall. Much to the chagrin of students – and likely some faculty and staff – the snow day at Penn State may just have become even more elusive, thanks to software developed by recent industrial engineering graduate Achal Goel.

Basu receives NSF funding to make 3D-printed parts more structurally sound


Saurabh Basu, an assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering, has received more than $260,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation to improve the reliability of 3D-printed parts that are operated under extreme stress.

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