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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.

Additive manufacturing and design master's program awards first degree


The Penn State Additive Manufacturing and Design Masters' Program has graduated its first student, Rakshith Badarinath, who is also a doctoral student in industrial engineering.

Grit and a great mentor gave this graduate student his competitive edge


Connor Jennings, a soon-to-be graduate of the industrial engineering graduate program, discusses how his adviser along with the rigorous curriculum and research with the Center for e-Design at Penn State have helped prepare him for an industry in which collaboration and communication are key.

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.

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