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Penn State partners with IISE to create new service engineering award


The Service Enterprise Engineering Advisory Board within the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering has partnered with the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers to develop an international award that celebrates outstanding innovation in service systems engineering.

Undergraduate scholars investigate service system challenges on campus


Undergraduate industrial engineering students can apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world service system challenges by being selected as a Service Enterprise Engineering 360 scholar. Through collaborations with on-campus businesses such as Berkey Creamery and Beaver Stadium, scholars have the opportunity to collect data and create formulas that could provide long-term improvements for these services.

UPUA president uses engineering skills to be a better leader


Cody Heaton, an industrial engineering senior, uses his engineering skills to be a better leader. Heaton balances a variety of extracurriculars while serving as the University Park Undergraduate Association President and taking classes.

Simpson receives two engineering design awards at international conference


Tim Simpson, a professor and researcher known for his knowledge within the realm of product design and additive manufacturing, was the recipient of two awards at the 2018 American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference.

Researchers' paper on complex networks honored as milestone contribution


A research paper authored by three Penn State researchers has been honored by the prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journal Physical Review E as part of the publication’s ongoing 25th anniversary celebration.

Venegas to join industrial and manufacturing engineering faculty


Barbara Venegas, currently an industrial engineering graduate student poised to earn her doctorate this coming academic year, has been named to the faculty of the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.

Student chapter wins third consecutive IISE Gold Award


The Penn State student chapter of the Institute for Industrial and Systems Engineers has been honored with the institute's Gold Award for the third consecutive year.

Miller named associate editor of mechanical design journal


Scarlett Miller, associate professor of engineering design and industrial engineering, has been named associate editor of the Journal of Mechanical Design, an American Society of Mechanical Engineers' publication.

New low-cost needle simulator aims to revolutionize medical training


Administering needle-based procedures in anesthesiology, such as epidurals, is a complex and delicate procedure. However, the current training methods for doctors are costly and fall short in preparing them for every patient and situation they'll face. A new proposed patent from the Penn State College of Engineering plans to change that.

Researchers receive $535K to manufacture metal parts for naval applications


Penn State researchers have received more than $535,000 to install a state-of-the-art "super-finishing lab" for 3D-printed metal parts. The new lab will complement the existing subtractive processing technology in the Factory for Advanced Manufacturing Education Lab within the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.

Researchers develop new method to identify patients at risk for readmission, emergency room visits or death


Researchers from Penn State and Geisinger Health System teamed up to find a way to predict a patient's risk for needing additional medical care within three days of being discharged from the hospital.

Penn State honored for excellence at national industrial engineering conference


Faculty, graduate students and alumni from the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering were recognized for their accomplishments at the 2018 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida.

Scholar brings 'Moneyball' analysis to the ice


Recent IE graduate Steven Bollendorf took first prize for his poster at the University's Sports Analytics Conference, which examined how data can help ice hockey teams and players improve their efficiency.

Prabhu awarded Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship


Vittal Prabhu, an industrial and manufacturing engineering professor at Penn State, has received a Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship and will be traveling to India to do research for the 2018-19 academic year.

Industrial engineers co-author new book on service systems engineering


Two faculty members within the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering have coauthored a new book focusing on the design, control, operation and management of service systems.

From queue to cone: Students tackle issues that lead to Creamery's long lines


Industrial engineering students are applying what they've learned in the classroom to help improve service at one of the most beloved places on campus, Penn State's Berkey Creamery.

Department welcomes innovator in additive manufacturing to Penn State


The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering had the honor of hosting Masahiko Mori, president of DMG MORI, on April 26 as he was recognized for his outstanding work in additive manufacturing.

Tucker attends Gates Millennium Scholars Program Celebration


Conrad Tucker, associate professor of engineering design and industrial and manufacturing engineering, was invited by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to attend the Gates Millennium Scholars Program Celebration on April 24 in Seattle. Although there are more than 20,000 Gates Millennium Scholars and alumni of the program, Tucker was one of approximately 30 scholars invited to the event.

Senior Mary Walker receives Joelle Award for Women in Engineering Leadership


Industrial Engineering senior Mary Walker was presented with the 2018 Joelle Award for Women in Engineering Leadership at a ceremony on April 23.

Engineering service solutions


Penn State's Enterprise Networking and Communication Services turned to engineering students to help improve the unit's service to the University community by sponsoring capstone projects through the Learning Factory.

Yechen Wang named industrial engineering student marshal


Senior Yechen Wang has been selected as the student marshal for the industrial engineering baccalaureate degree program at the College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 4.

Engineering a musician


When Cassandra Sotos left her job at Accenture and moved to Nashville to pursue music professionally, she didn't think she would find herself back at her alma mater in the very same engineering entrepreneurship class where she'd been a teaching assistant.

IE students work with real data to tackle service sector challenges


The application of real data to classroom problems is allowing Penn State industrial engineering students to take their learning one step further. Professor Vittal Prabhu developed a case study based on data from an electric utility company to help students apply engineering techniques to real life situations.

Industrial engineers celebrate department successes at annual banquet


Alumni, faculty, staff, students and their families gathered on April 6 to celebrate the achievements of the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial Engineering at its annual banquet.

IE graduate student investigates smart maintenance in service sector


Originally from Taiwan, doctoral candidate Kai-Wen Tien is focusing his research on how to achieve smart manufacturing through smart maintenance.

Soyster named 2018 Outstanding Engineering Alumnus


Former IME department head Allen Soyster has been named a 2018 Outstanding Engineering Alumnus by the Penn State College of Engineering.

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