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Pilot study in smart systems launched as part of Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship


A pilot study involving academic and industry collaborators in smart systems has been initiated by Vittal Prabhu, professor in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State, as part of his 2018-19 Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship.

Bus driver seating design improvements get green light


Bus and truck drivers often work long hours in postures that are known to increase their chances of musculoskeletal issues, including lower back pain, tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Dermatology residents optimize exam that identifies skin cancers


Dr. Jeffrey Miller, chair of the Department of Dermatology at Penn State College of Medicine, can pinpoint the moment he realized a routine procedure he performs daily is prone to error.

Penn State EnvironMentors team wins first place in national competition


A team of Penn State faculty, students and local high schoolers took first place at the 2019 EnvironMentors National Science Fair held last week in Washington, D.C.

Penn State partners to recognize innovation in service systems engineering


At its May 18-21 conference and expo in Orlando, Florida, the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) partnered with Penn State to recognize the innovative techniques organizations are using to improve the performance of service industries.

Penn State faculty, alumni and students honored at IISE Conference


Several faculty, alumni and graduate students from the Penn State Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) were recognized for their accomplishments at the 2019 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Annual Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida, on May 20.

Industrial engineering alumnus shapes the landscape of the attraction industry


Working on something as monumental as the Apollo spacecraft would be the peak of almost anyone's career, but for Penn State alumnus Jim Benedick, it was only the beginning. With more than 50 years of experience in the industry, he has worked for companies and on projects that most could only dream of.

First SEE 360 minor student eyes graduation in December


In December 2019, Pawornwan “Bam” Thongmak will become the first industrial engineering student to graduate from Penn State with the service enterprise engineering (SEE360) minor.

Industrial engineering professor teaches students to balance learning and earning


For a company to operate at optimal levels, it must first understand how to balance its learning and its earning. A company must learn how the market reacts when it conducts business in certain ways, but the company cannot risk being unprofitable during this learning period.

Industrial engineering student marshal announced


Juan Gómez Lorente will be the student marshal for the industrial engineering baccalaureate degree program at the Penn State College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 3.

Grant to study how driver behavior is impacted by autonomous vehicle technology


Penn State researchers aim to develop a driver-in-the-loop vehicle simulator tool in order to better understand the effects that Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technology has on commuting behavior, thanks to a $60,000 Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grant.

Industrial engineering alumna starts enterprises in travel, hospitality services


Entrepreneur, world-traveler, business woman, engineer — these are all words that can be used to describe Maneesha Panicker. An alumna of Penn State, Panicker earned her master’s degree in industrial engineering in 2004.

Analyzing design team interaction


Imagine being part of a team that works seamlessly together, completing the assigned project and accomplishing all delegated tasks along the way. Now, imagine being a member of a team that isn’t as cohesive, one that struggles to meet deadlines and is unable to complete the assigned project. It’s clear that, fundamentally, these two teams differ. But how, exactly, and what can be done to ensure that effective teaming happens?

Improving the fan experience at Beaver Stadium


Fans could soon see shorter lines at Penn State home football games, thanks to some innovative thinking from Penn State engineering students.

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.

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