Student Organizations

Alpha Pi Mu
Alpha Pi Mu is the national industrial engineering honor society. Students who are in the top one-fifth of their junior class and with at least a 3.2 GPA or in the top one-third of their senior class and with at least 3.0 GPA are eligible to be invited to join. Faculty adviser: Catherine Harmonosky

American Foundry Society (AFS)
The AFS chapter is for students in industrial engineering, metal science and engineering, and other departments who are interested in metal casting. The chapter sponsors a summer internship job fair, provides scholarship support for students interested in metal casting, and provides many opportunities for students to interact with industry engineers and executives. First- and second-year students are encouraged to participate. Faculty adviser: Robert Voigt

American Society for Quality (ASQ)
Since 1946, ASQ has been a leader in identifying, communicating, and promoting the use of quality concepts, principles, and technologies. ASQ is an excellent source for information on topics ranging from total quality management and statistical process control to benchmarking and leadership. Faculty adviser: Hui Yang

Engineering Graduate Student Council (EGSC)
The purpose of the EGSC is to promote and enhance graduate studies within the College of Engineering through professional development activities, and to provide a forum for communication between graduate students, faculty, and administration within the College of Engineering.

Engineering Undergraduate Council (EUC)
EUC allows for the bridge between the administration, faculty, and students of the College of Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University.

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
HFES is an interdisciplinary organization of professionals involved in the human factors field. The society promotes the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds. Faculty adviser: Yiqi Zhang

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Ambassadors
Our ambassadors have the opportunity to share their passion and experience as an IME student at Penn State by connecting with alumni, industry partners, and prospective students and their families. IME Ambassadors represent the department on various occasions such as the junior orientation, prospective student visits, involvement fair, and department panels. Staff adviser: Kelly Schiffer

Industrial Engineering Graduate Association (IEGA)
IEGA was founded to serve the academic and social needs of graduate students in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State. Members organize and sponsor several social events during the year, and are active in helping the department’s graduate student recruitment efforts. All current graduate students in the department are automatically members of IEGA. Faculty adviser: Robert Voigt

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
IISE is the professional society devoted to serving the needs of industrial and systems engineering professionals. Membership in the Penn State IISE student chapter includes a free magazine, special programs, career fairs, spring banquet, broomball tournament, and the opportunity to attend the national conference. Faculty adviser: Srinivas Tamvada

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
INFORMS serves the scientific and professional needs of operations research and management science (OR/MS) investigators, scientists, students, educators, and managers, as well as the institutions they serve, by such services as publishing a variety of journals that describe the latest OR/MS methods and applications and by organizing professional conferences. Faculty adviser: Qiushi Chen

National Organization for Business and Engineering (NOBE)
NOBE is comprised of undergraduate engineering students interested in complementing their engineering knowledge with important aspects of business including: investment portfolios, stocks and bonds, corporate finance, financial statements, business planning, and analyzing economic decisions from an engineering perspective. The group also seeks to help students build professional relationships with corporate employers by hosting panel discussions and other social events. Faculty adviser: Vittaldas Prabhu

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
SME is an international professional society dedicated to serving its members and the manufacturing community through the advancement of professionalism, knowledge, and learning. Its membership is comprised of manufacturing, research, and design engineers and practitioners as well as corporate executives and students. Faculty adviser: Jingjing Li

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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.

The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

310 Leonhard Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-7601

FAX: 814-863-4745