Engineer Your Future

“The Penn State IE graduate program helped prepare me for a career in academia through the rigor of the courses and the relative flexibility in structuring my course load. This flexibility allowed me to explore other disciplines and gain expertise in topics that a more traditional curriculum would not have allowed me to do.”

Christine Toh

Christine Toh
Ph.D. 2016 | M.S. 2014
Assistant Professor of IT Innovation, College of Information Science & Technology, University of Nebraska Omaha

“The experiences I had as part of the IE graduate program at Penn State not only made me a better engineer and academician, but also prepared me for the challenges that I face in my career. Some of the appealing aspects of the program are the quality of the coursework and research and the level of expertise of the faculty members.”

Omar Ashour

Omar Ashour
Ph.D. 2012 | M.S. 2010
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, Penn State Behrend

“The Penn State IE graduate program made me into who I am professionally. Even now, I am surrounded by a large and loving network of people from Penn State that still support me today.”

Gretchen Macht

Gretchen Macht
Ph.D. 2014 | M.S. 2009
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Rhode Island

“Engineer Your Future” is a platform designed to encourage students to take a hard look at Penn State for a graduate degree in industrial engineering.

During the course of the fall semester, we will share the stories of some of the incredible alumni of our graduate program, who talk about how the education they received here has impacted their current careers.

Hear their stories, in their own words.

Follow along here or on Facebook or Twitter by searching #EngineerYourFuture.

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Home of the first established industrial engineering program in the world, the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) at Penn State has made a name for itself in the engineering industry through its storied tradition of unparalleled excellence and innovation in research, education, and outreach.

We are Innovators. We are Makers. We are Excellence in Engineering. We are Penn State IME.

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Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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