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Penn State mourns the loss of businessman and philanthropist Harold Marcus
3/23/2017

Harold "Hal" Marcus, a 1949 Penn State graduate and retired industrial engineer turned real estate entrepreneur, died on March 18 at his home in Olympia, Washington, at the age of 89.

Terpenny named chair-elect of national industrial engineering council
3/22/2017

Janis Terpenny has been named the 2017-18 chair-elect of the Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads. Terpenny is the Peter and Angela Dal Pezzo Chair and Department Head of the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State, as well as a professor within the department.

Al-Kaf honored with Kopp International Achievement Award
3/20/2017

Abdulrahman (Abdul) Al-Kaf, a junior majoring in industrial engineering in the College of Engineering at Penn State, has been awarded the 2017 LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award for undergraduate students.

Bello named 2017 Outstanding Engineering Alumnus
3/20/2017

Long-time supporter of Penn State and the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Gary Bello has been named a 2017 Outstanding Engineering Alumnus by the Penn State College of Engineering.

Industrial engineering moves up to eighth in graduate program rankings
3/15/2017

The industrial engineering graduate program at Penn State is ranked eighth in the latest annual U.S. News & World Report "Best Graduate Schools" rankings, released on March 14.

Creating undergraduate research opportunities for IE students
3/15/2017

The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering launched its undergraduate research program in order to give students real-world experience and to get them excited about the possibility of graduate studies. Now in its second semester, the program continues to show signs of a sustainable, successful undergraduate research experience.

Penn State named site of Center for e-Design
3/13/2017

Penn State is the newest addition to the Center for e-Design, a seven-university, 35-plus member National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center.

Long-time professors Chandra and Ravindran to retire
3/1/2017

M. Jeya Chandra and A. "Ravi" Ravindran - two of the most beloved and respected professors in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - will retire from Penn State following the spring 2017 semester.

Von Bueren places second in Leonhard Center Speaking Contest
2/16/2017

Industrial engineering student Steven Von Bueren, whose talk focused on a liquid armor for soldiers, finished second in the Leonhard Center Speaking Contest this spring.

Marc Collado: Balancing life in the classroom and on the tennis court
2/15/2017

Marc Collado manages to balance his life as a captain of the men's tennis team along with his studies in industrial engineering.

IE graduate student recognized for volunteerism
2/13/2017

Ashwin Anand, a second-year year master's student in industrial engineering, is one of four students who will be recognized by President Eric Barron for his leadership and volunteerism during the 2016 Penn State Global Entrepreneurship Week

Industrial engineering student awarded national honor society scholarship
2/3/2017

Wes Dickson, a senior industrial engineering student, has been selected to receive the S. Balachandran Service Scholarship by Alpha Pi Mu, the industrial engineering national honor society.

Penn State to sponsor international conference on quality in industrial applications
1/12/2017

Penn State is teaming up with Tsinghua University to sponsor the 2nd Annual Sino-U.S. Conference on Quality, Analytics and Innovations this summer.

Simpson named College of Engineering's Morrow Professor
1/11/2017

Timothy W. Simpson, one of the leading experts in additive manufacturing technology and the design of 3D-printed metal parts in the country, has been appointed the Paul Morrow Professor in Engineering Design and Manufacturing in Penn State's College of Engineering.

Penn State Smeal's Russell Barton named distinguished professor
1/6/2017

Russell Barton, Penn State Smeal College of Business senior associate dean for research and faculty, has been named distinguished professor of supply chain and information systems.

Researchers to begin $1.5 million project for manufacturing industry
12/15/2016

A team of researchers and analysts from Penn State, Case Western Reserve University, the GE Global Research Center and Microsoft are working on a $1.5 million collaborative research project to develop a cloud-based wireless sensing and prognostic system for monitoring machinery health conditions.

Kumara to teach health care data analytics course in India
12/13/2016

Soundar Kumara is one of three instructors that will be teaching a course on "Data Analytics with Applications to Health Care" at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras (India) in early 2017.

Abandoning Creativity
12/12/2016

Industrial design students who come up with highly creative ideas for new products usually favor more conservative designs when it comes time to make a prototype. Researcher Scarlett Miller is trying to find out why and devising educational strategies to encourage students to choose more innovative options.

Unique partnership between researchers and industry helps train future engineers
12/9/2016

Researchers from Penn State, University of Wisconsin and Texas A&M University collaborate to help one manufacturing company find responsive solutions to its complex challenges.

Rico Polim named College of Engineering fall student marshal
12/7/2016

Rico Polim has been named the student marshal for the Penn State College of Engineering fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 17. Polim will receive a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering and master of science degrees in both industrial engineering and operations research.

Graduate students, alumnus earn Koopman Prize
11/30/2016

Three industrial engineering graduate students along with a recent alumnus were named awardees of the prestigious Koopman Prize by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.

Breaking gender barriers...with rockets
11/18/2016

In a time where many companies are under fire for a lack of gender diversity, a group of female Penn State industrial engineering graduates are showing what women can do.

Graduate student to be honored at INFORMS annual meeting
11/14/2016

Deepak Agrawal, a Ph.D. student in industrial engineering, will be receiving two awards at the Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences 2016 Annual Meeting in Nashville today.

Alumnus/veteran gives back to military community
10/31/2016

When Stan Aungst was drafted a year out of high school to serve with the Army during the Vietnam War, a college degree of any sort was the furthest thing from his mind. However, after two tours serving as a field cryptographer in East and Southeast Asia, and memories of the horrors of war not far behind, he set his sights on academia. Since then he has achieved more during his career than most lifetime academics. He is also one of the original organizers of what is now a Penn State tradition, Military Appreciation Day.

Tucker receives 2016 IBM Faculty Award
10/24/2016

Conrad Tucker, whose work with virtual and augmented realities has been gaining national publicity, was recently named a recipient of the 2016 IBM Faculty Award.

Entrepreneurship Fund helps Penn State community spur innovation
10/19/2016

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund within Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering was created to spur innovation in Penn State engineering students and faculty by providing seed funding for new research.

Penn State to host fall Enterprise Integration Consortium board meeting
10/7/2016

The Enterprise Integration Consortium at Penn State is holding an Industry Advisory Board meeting Oct. 17-18 at the Ramada State College Hotel and Conference Center.

Industrial engineering doctoral student uses 3D printing to build robotic arm
10/5/2016

Industrial engineering graduate student Rakshith Badarinath built a robotic arm using 3D-printed materials in an effort to improve manufacturing processes.

Dean appoints Lucas Professor and Bello Chair in IME
10/4/2016

Professor Andris Freivalds was recently appointed the Lucas Professor in Industrial Engineering and Professor Uday Shanbhag was appointed the Gary and Sheila Bello Chair by Amr Elnashai, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of the College of Engineering at Penn State.

Coming Home: IE alumnus holds family reunion in State College
9/28/2016

When Jerry Goldress began planning his family reunion for 2016, he knew he wanted it to be in a special place. Over the course of 30 years Goldress' family had gathered in a variety of locations ranging from Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Montreal and Hawaii for family reunions. For his final year of planning the event, Goldress chose none other than State College, Pennsylvania.

Penn State to host inaugural Immersive Reality Symposium
9/28/2016

Penn State is hosting its first ever Immersive Reality Symposium on Oct. 31 to showcase the broad spectrum of virtual, augmented and mixed reality research that is underway throughout the university.

Industrial engineer elected to INFORMS Optimization Society executive board
9/26/2016

Necdet Serhat Aybat, assistant professor of industrial engineering, has been elected to the executive board of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Optimization Society.

Digital photography: The future of small-scale manufacturing?
9/19/2016

Penn State engineers explore the use of photogrammetry for small-scale manufacturing applications.

Tucker welcomes fellow Gates Millennium Scholar
9/16/2016

Incoming Penn State freshman Teniola Idowu, one of the 1,000 students named a 2016 Gates Millennium Scholar, recently spoke with Assistant Conrad Tucker, a member of the inaugural class of Gates Millennium Scholars in 1999.

Industrial engineering professor to give keynote address at industry conference
9/14/2016

Robert Voigt, professor of industrial engineering, has been named the keynote speaker of the Ductile Iron Society 2016 World Conference on Austempered Ductile Iron.

Tucker named director of Penn State CHOT site
9/12/2016

Conrad Tucker, assistant professor of engineering design and industrial engineering, has been named the director of the Penn State site of the Center for Health Organization Transformation.

Perfect Timing
9/6/2016

A glimpse into what R.T. Custer ('14 I E) has been building since he graduated and left Happy Valley.

Professor receives funding to improve drug manufacturing processes
8/22/2016

Enrique del Castillo has been awarded $270,568 by the National Science Foundation to develop statistical methods that will improve the formulation and manufacturing of drugs used to treat some of the world's deadliest diseases.

Department welcomes five new faculty members
8/15/16

The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering is proud to welcome Saurabh Basu, Ethan X. Fang, Jingling Li, Charles Purdum and Sarah Root as its newest faculty members.

IE graduate student, engineering faculty receive ASME best paper award
8/11/2016

"Networked, Real Time Translation of 3D Mesh Data to Immersive Virtual Reality Environments." a paper authored by five Penn State engineers, will receive a best paper award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' 36th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference - Virtual Environments and Systems.

NSF awards Pang funding to improve intensive care unit management
8/9/2016

Guodong Pang has been awarded $150,000 by the National Science Foundation to lead a research team that aims to improve discharge predictions within intensive care units and a patient's subsequent flow through the hospital system.

NSF funds research to improve health care delivery for heart surgery patients
8/4/2016

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has provided $299,954 in funding to the research team led by Hui Yang for research focused on improving health care delivery to patients who have had cardiac surgery.

Aybat awarded NSF funding to design smart decentralized power grids
8/2/2016

Necdet Serhat Aybat has received $235,852 in funding from the National Science Foundation to design smart power grids that factor in uncertainty in energy demand and renewable energy production.

IE graduate student places second in DMC Hackathon
7/29/2016

Graduate student Connor Jennings was part of a team of students and industry professionals that earned second place in a competition that had participants "hack together" a solution to resolve issues faced by manufacturers on the factory floor.

Professor honored with prestigious engineering design award
7/28/2016

Professor Gul E. Kremer has been named the recipient of the 2016 Kos Ishii-Toshiba Award for her outstanding contributions to engineering design.

Industrial engineers receive funding to enhance engineering education
6/30/2016

A team of nine industrial engineers is working to identify a set of products that bundle goods and services, and develop rich cases studies, that will facilitate an integrated product-based approach to learning.

Student organization awarded highest honor by IISE
6/21/2016

The Institute for Industrial and Systems Engineers recently awarded the Penn State student chapter with its Gold Award. The award is the highest honor in the professional organization's University Chapter Recognition Program.

Penn State named partner of Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute
6/20/2016

Penn State has been named an academic partner of the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy.

Fueling imaginations
6/17/2016

Assistant Professor Conrad Tucker and some of his students hosted first- through fifth-graders from Our Lady of Victory Catholic School for a tour of the Data Analysis Technology Advancement lab to show some examples of the capabilities computer coding has in the fields of robotics and engineering.

Aybat co-edits new book on computer vision applications
6/15/2016

Assistant Professor Necdet Serhat Aybat is one of three editors of a new book that provides a framework for computer vision applications, including image processing and video surveillance.

Ravindran serves as editor of new operations research book
6/7/2016

Professor A. Ravi Ravindran, a world-renowned expert on operations research, is the editor of a new book that provides guidance for decision-makers in the supply chain.

Three IME faculty members receive promotions
6/2/2016

Ling Rothrock and Uday Shanbhag, both associate professors, and Guodong (Gordon) Pang, assistant professor, have been promoted within the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, effective July 1.

Students engineer app to help Type 1 diabetics, win national award
5/27/2016

A group of three Penn State industrial engineering students took home first place honors in a national competition for developing a mobile application that could potentially save lives.

Graduate students learn real-world problem-solving through interaction design
5/23/2016

The College of Engineering's course EDSGN 548/I E 548 Interaction Design provides graduate students with an integrative perspective on the types of human-centered design techniques that can be used to analyze existing consumer products and develop innovative solutions.

Center for e-Design to host industry workshop for new Penn State site
5/17/2016

The Center for e-Design is holding a strategic planning workshop with an open invitation to potential industry and government partners for the center's new Penn State site June 8-10 at The Nittany Lion Inn.

Dickson awarded IISE scholarship
5/10/2016

Senior Wes Dickson was recently named one of three recipients of the Dwight D. Gardner Scholarship, awarded by the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers.

Inaugural Smeal Supply Chain Entrepreneurship Pitch Contest a success
5/2/2016

Two Penn State Smeal College of Business undergraduate students and an industrial engineering student were on the winning team for the inaugural Smeal Supply Chain Entrepreneurship Pitch Contest held in mid-April.

Terpenny inducted into Virginia Tech Academy of Distinguished Alumni
5/2/2016

Janis Terpenny, professor and Peter and Angela Dal Pezzo Chair and Department Head of the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, was inducted into the Virginia Tech Industrial and Systems Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni at an awards banquet held on April 25 in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Yao awarded funding for Parkinson's research by Institute for CyberScience
4/28/2016

The Penn State Institute for CyberScience (ICS) has awarded $25,000 to Tao Yao, associate professor in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, and his team of researchers for their project titled, "High-Dimensional Data Analysis for Parkinson's Disease."

Blue Band member and IE student balances academics with passion for music
4/26/2016

Greg Zuber, a senior industrial engineering student, has been involved in numerous activities and organizations during his time at Penn State. His four years with the Blue Band, however, have been the highlight of his collegiate career.

Industrial engineering doctoral student appointed to tenure-track position
4/22/2016

Christine Toh, an industrial engineering graduate student who will receive her doctoral degree in August, has been named an assistant professor of IT innovation in the School of Interdisciplinary Informatics in the College of Information Science & Technology at the University of Nebraska Omaha.

Engineers collaborate on $4.75 million blueberry harvesting project
4/21/2016

Industrial engineers from Penn State are part of a nine-university, four-year, $4.75 million collaborative research project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute for Food and Agriculture Specialty Crop Research Initiative focused on increasing the efficiency of blueberry production in the United States.

IE student project aims to help local restaurants improve service
4/20/2016

As part of the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering's commitment to its Service Enterprise Engineering Initiative (SEE 360), a group of four industrial engineering undergraduate students-under the guidance of Jinkun Lee, a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in the Marcus department-visited local restaurants this spring to gather data on the service rates at the establishments.

John W. Oswald Award presented to IE student
4/18/2016

Rico Polim, a senior who is completing B.S. and M.S. degrees in industrial engineering and operations research simultaneously, was honored as one of five students presented with the 2016 John W. Oswald Award at the Penn State Student Awards Recognition Ceremony on April 3 at Eisenhower Auditorium.

IME department honors students, faculty and staff at annual banquet
4/13/2016

The Penn State student chapter of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers and the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering hosted the annual Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Banquet on April 8 at the Atherton Hotel.

Wagura named industrial engineering student marshal
4/12/2016

Senior David Wagura has been selected as the student marshal for the industrial engineering baccalaureate degree program at the College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 6.

Penn State to host symposium on Lean Six Sigma in health care
4/8/2016

The Penn State student chapter of the American Society for Quality is hosting a symposium on the application of Lean Six Sigma principles and methodologies in health care from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on April 22 on the University Park campus.

Keeney named Penn State Outstanding Engineering Alumna
4/5/2016

Miranda Keeney ('91 M.S. I E and O R, '96 Ph.D.) has been named an Outstanding Engineering Alumna by Penn State's College of Engineering.

IME faculty members receive seed grant funding from the College of Engineering
4/4/2016

Researchers from the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering submitted two of the six proposals that have been selected to receive funding through the College of Engineering's Multidisciplinary Seed Grant program.

Engineering students help communities in Africa, learn leadership skills
4/1/2016

For the last five years, Penn State students in the Engineering Leadership Development minor have worked to design and build a baobab-processing machine as their minor capstone project. This year was no different -- and two industrial engineering students took part in the experience.

Penn State to participate in Center for Health Organization Transformation meeting
3/31/2016

A team of faculty, staff and students from the Penn State Center for Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems will be participating at the National Science Foundation Center for Health Organization Transformation Industry Advisory Board spring meeting April 7-8 at the Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.

H. Nembhard co-authors new book on health care delivery systems
3/29/2016

Harriet Nembhard, professor of industrial engineering, has co-authored a new book titled "Healthcare Delivery Systems," published by Wiley. Nembhard is also the director of the Penn State Center for Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems.

Humphreys earns engineering alumni society's Rising Star Award
3/21/2016

Paul Humphreys, assistant to the department head in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, has been named a recipient of the 2016 Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Rising Star Award.

The voice of the one-year M.S. program in Industrial Engineering: Jenny McLean
3/18/16

McLean made the journey from Hamilton, New Zealand to the small town of State College, Pennsylvania to pursue dual Master of Science degrees in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. She is also part of the first graduating class of the one-year M.S. degree program offered by the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.

Penn State to host spring Enterprise Integration Consortium advisory board meeting
3/16/2016

The Enterprise Integration Consortium at Penn State will hold an Industry Advisory Board meeting April 4-5 at the Ramada State College Hotel and Conference Center. The EIC is a multidisciplinary education and research group that focuses on issues related to enterprise integration technologies and applications, supply chain management and enterprise resource planning systems.

Penn State releases roadmap for next generation of additive manufacturing materials
3/15/2016

Penn State researchers have released a roadmap that is designed to offer a strategy for building the fundamental knowledge necessary to accelerate the design and application of additive manufacturing (AM) materials over the next 10 years.

Yang named president-elect of industrial engineering division board
3/2/2016

Hui Yang, Harold and Inge Marcus Career Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, has been elected to the position of president-elect for the Institute of Industrial Engineers Computer and Information Systems Division Board for the 2016-17 academic year.

Tucker appointed to National Academy of Engineering advisory committee
2/29/2016

Conrad Tucker, assistant professor of engineering design and industrial engineering and an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been invited by National Academy of Engineering (NAE) President Dan Mote to join the Advisory Committee for the NAE's Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium.

H. Nembhard receives funding to lead Parkinson's disease research
2/24/2016

Harriet Nembhard, professor of industrial engineering and director of the Penn State Center for Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems, has been awarded $50,000 by the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute at Penn State for research relating to treating and monitoring patients with Parkinson's disease remotely.

Penn State welcomes eight universities as NOBE national conference host
2/22/2016

The Penn State student chapter of the National Organization for Business and Engineering (NOBE) hosted more than 80 participants from eight universities—as well as industry members—Feb. 12-14 for the 2016 NOBE National Conference at the Nittany Lion Inn.

Making it work
2/15/2016

Mandy Engel-Herbert is responsible for nearly 400 college students as the undergraduate program coordinator in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. She and her husband also have two daughters of their own; but there is much more to their lives than the normal chaos of a household with two working parents and two young children. Their youngest daughter has multisystem Langerhans cell histiocytosis, a rare cancer-like condition that afflicts only a handful of children in the United States. Thanks to Four Diamonds and their THON team, the Engel-Herberts are able to maintain their careers while making sure both of their daughters receive the support, care and encouragement they need.

Industrial engineering student finds balance in life through dance
2/4/2016

Carolyn Duffett, a senior Schreyer Scholar who is majoring in industrial engineering with minors and business and dance, has made a name for herself as an engineer, a volunteer and a member of the Lionettes Dance Team.

Affiliate faculty member earns outstanding publication award
1/28/2016

Russell Barton, an affiliate faculty member in the Harold and Inge Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, was recently awarded the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Simulation Society Outstanding Publication Award.

Tucker receives funding to teach engineering in a virtual environment
1/22/2016

Conrad Tucker, assistant professor of engineering design and industrial engineering and an affiliate faculty member of computer science and engineering, is the principal investigator of one of four proposals selected by Penn State's Center for Online Innovation in Learning to receive research dollars through its Research Initiation Grant Program. A total of 30 proposals were submitted to COIL for this new funding program.

Industrial engineer earns National Science Foundation CAREER Award
1/20/2016

Hui Yang, Harold and Inge Marcus Career Associate Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, was recently awarded a National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.

Rothrock named editor of human factors and ergonomics journal
1/8/2016

Ling Rothrock, associate professor of industrial engineering, has been named the editor of the Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries journal.

Workshop to address innovations in health care delivery slated for Feb. 5
1/7/2016

The Center for Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems at Penn State will host its eighth annual workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Founder's Room of the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park Campus.

Alumni society seeks nominees for board of directors
1/4/2016

The Penn State Industrial and Manufacturing Society is actively seeking nominees for its Board of Directors.

Shanbhag awarded funding for research on studying competition under uncertainty
12/11/2015

Uday V. Shanbhag, associate professor of industrial engineering at Penn State, is part of a team of researchers that has been awarded $420,000 by the National Science Foundation Operations Research Program for a three-year research project titled, "Nash Equilibrium Problems under Uncertainty."

Student group bridges the gap between engineering and business
12/7/2015

A revamped student organization housed in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering is gaining exposure for providing the next generation of engineers and business leaders with opportunities to build industry relationships and explore the importance of collaboration between the engineering and business sectors.

IE student turns undergrad experiences into career in oil and gas
12/3/2015

During his four and half years at Penn State, senior Andrew Smiddy said he has seized as many opportunities to get involved in student organizations as possible to stay focused and driven academically, but also serve his passion as an outgoing leader and mentor.

NSF funds research to improve service industry efficiencies
11/20/15

Guodong (Gordon) Pang, assistant professor of industrial engineering, has been awarded a $250,000 National Science Foundation grant in the highly competitive Service Manufacturing and Operations Research Program for his three–year research project titled, "Large-scale fork-join networks with synchronization constraints."

Rothrock receives funding from Abnormal Situation Management Consortium
11/9/2015

Ling Rothrock, associate professor of industrial engineering at Penn State, has received nearly $100,000 from the Abnormal Situation Management Consortium to fund two research projects.

Penn State, Johns Hopkins to host STEM exploration workshop for youth
11/2/2015

The Penn State School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs will host 7th-12th grade students from the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth in a workshop titled "EngInn: Engineering Innovators of the Future" on Nov. 14 at the University Park campus.

Industrial engineering students receive foundry industry scholarships
10/30/2015

Several undergraduate industrial engineering students at Penn State were recently awarded scholarships by groups supporting the U.S. foundry industry.

Penn State researchers to be actively involved at INFORMS meeting
10/28/2015

A number of faculty members, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students from the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering will be presenting original research, serving as session leaders and participating in panel discussions at the upcoming Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Annual Meeting Nov. 1-4 in Philadelphia.

Voigt appointed technical liaison of local foundry society chapter
10/26/2015

Robert Voigt, professor of industrial engineering at Penn State, has been named the technical liaison for the Keystone Chapter of the American Foundry Society.

H. Nembhard to speak at international World Quality Forum
10/21/2015

Harriet Nembhard, professor of industrial engineering and director of the Center for Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems at Penn State, will discuss the role of quality improvement methods in health care delivery science and translational research at the upcoming World Quality Forum of the International Academy for Quality in Budapest, Hungary.

Penn State to host Enterprise Integration Consortium advisory meeting
10/15/2015

The Enterprise Integration Consortium at Penn State will hold an Industry Advisory Board meeting Oct. 28-29 at the Ramada State College Hotel and Conference Center.

Penn State to participate in National Science Foundation health care meeting
10/5/2015

Several faculty, staff and graduate students affiliated with the Center for Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems will be representing Penn State at the National Science Foundation's Center for Health Organization Transformation Industry Advisory Board Meeting Oct. 8-9 in Boston.

Kumara to speak at upcoming engineering conferences
10/1/2015

Soundar Kumara, Allen E. Pearce/Allen M. Pearce Professor of Industrial Engineering at Penn State, will be a featured panelist at upcoming industry conferences hosted by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences this fall.

Student Spotlight: Nikki Casasanto
9/30/2015

The interests and achievements of Penn State industrial engineering student Nikki Casasanto are showcased.

H. Nembhard accepted into the Penn State Hershey Leadership Academy
9/29/2015

Harriet Nembhard, professor of industrial engineering and director of the Center for Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems at Penn State, has been accepted into the elite Penn State Hershey Leadership Academy for Excellence in Academic Medicine for 2015.

Sanjay Joshi named speaker at 3D printing conference
9/26/2015

Sanjay Joshi, professor of industrial engineering at Penn State, has been named a speaker at the Additive Manufacturing Conference Oct. 20-21 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Department highlights manufacturing efforts at Penn State
9/25/2015

The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering has launched a "Manufacturing at Penn State" campaign to highlight the advancements the university has made in the manufacturing and supply chain sectors through research, academics, training, industry partnerships and other university efforts.

NSF supports research on product design, innovation and learning
9/25/2015

Scarlett Miller, assistant professor of engineering design and industrial engineering, and Samuel Hunter, associate professor of industrial and organizational psychology, have been awarded a grant of $347,443 by the National Science Foundation.

Industrial engineering students awarded Foundry Educational Foundation scholarships
9/23/2015

Thirteen industrial engineering students at Penn State have been selected to receive scholarships from the Foundry Educational Foundation for the 2015-16 academic year.

Simpson named guest speaker at MAKEiT technology event
9/21/2015

Timothy W. Simpson, professor of mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and engineering design and co-director of the Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition at Penn State, has been named the guest speaker for 3D printing at the MAKEiT technology event Oct. 5 at the Nittany Lion Inn.

NSF grant allows researchers to explore use of co-robots in teaching
9/16/2015

Conrad Tucker, assistant professor of engineering design and industrial engineering, and Timothy Brick, assistant professor of human development and family studies, were awarded a National Robotics Initiative Grant of $342,574 from the National Science Foundation.

IME faculty members awarded research funding by Leonhard Center
9/15/2015

Five faculty members from the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering have received funding from The Leonhard Center for innovative projects aimed at enriching engineering education.

Undergraduate program in top 10 in latest U.S. News survey
9/11/2015

The industrial engineering undergraduate program at Penn State remains in the top 10 in latest U.S. News & World Report survey.

De Meter tackles workholding challenges through adhesive fixturing
9/8/2015

One of the major challenges that manufacturers face is securing a part and holding it in place against the forces of machining. Edward De Meter, a professor of industrial engineering at Penn State, examined the different workholding methods manufacturers use -- including vises, clamps, magnetic fixturing, vacuum fixturing and encapsulation -- and decided he wanted to try something different.

Student Spotlight: Joshua Binder
8/10/2015

This feature focuses on Joshua Binder, a senior in the industrial engineering major at Penn State.

New study explores how personalities affect communication, teamwork
8/3/2015

The personality-based communication styles of team members can often determine the success or failure of a team, according to a recent study by Penn State researchers.

Institute of Industrial Engineers awards Penn State student chapter recognition award
7/13/2015

The Penn State student chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers has received a 2014-2015 Student Chapter Recognition Award.

Student Spotlight: Rico Polim
7/10/2015

Rico Polim is a senior Schreyer Scholar pursuing his bachelor's and master's degrees in industrial engineering simultaneously.

Terpenny appointed head of industrial and manufacturing engineering
7/7/2015

Janis P. Terpenny has been named the Peter and Angela Dal Pezzo Department Head of the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State, effective Sept. 7.

Penn State launches Center for Sustainable Electric Power Systems
6/24/2015

Funded by the Earth and Mineral Sciences Energy Institute, the Center for Sustainable Electric Power Systems brings together university faculty from a variety of disciplines -- including engineering, economics, earth sciences and agricultural sciences -- to develop innovative research projects that are centered on sustainable electric power.

Department mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus David Raphael
6/22/2015

Professor Emeritus David L. Raphael ('48 Sci) died on June 19 following a brief illness. He was 92 years old.

Bridging the rift between classroom and online learning
6/15/2015

Penn State professor and students use Oculus Rift to improve online learning

IME mourns the death of Professor Emeritus Matthew Rosenshine
6/15/2015

Professor Emeritus Matthew Rosenshine died on June 11 at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Students, faculty win best paper honors at industrial engineering conference
6/9/2015

Deepak Agrawal and Cheng-Bang Chen, doctoral students in industrial engineering, along with their Ph.D. adviser, Soundar Kumara, Allen E. Pearce/Allen M. Pearce Professor in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State, received best paper honors at the recent Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference and Expo in Nashville, Tennessee.

Simpson invited to speak about 3D printing at congressional briefing
6/8/2015

Timothy W. Simpson, professor of mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and engineering design at Penn State, has been invited to speak at a congressional briefing focused on how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is preparing a new generation of students for careers in STEM fields.

Kumara named keynote speaker at Through-life Engineering Services Conference
5/25/2015

Soundar Kumara, Allen E. Pearce/Allen M. Pearce Professor in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial Engineering at Penn State, has been named a keynote speaker at the 2015 International Through-life Engineering Services Conference to be held Nov. 3-4 at Cranfield University in the United Kingdom.

Simpson named Teaching and Learning with Technology Fellow
5/20/2015

Timothy W. Simpson, professor of mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and engineering design, has been named a Penn State 2015 Teaching and Learning with Technology Fellow.

Yang to join industrial and manufacturing engineering faculty
5/11/2015

Hui Yang will join the faculty of the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State as an associate professor in August.

Students use 3D printing to create products for medical and household use
5/8/2015

Industrial engineering students create prototypes for everything from toothpaste squeezers to human bones.

Industrial engineers apply traditional approaches to service industry challenges
5/5/2015

Industrial engineers at Penn State are reaching out to a variety of service sectors, such as banking, healthcare, transportation and more, to apply their knowledge of engineering to the unique challenges these businesses face.

IE students awarded Material Handling Education Foundation scholarships
4/29/2015

Carolyn Duffett and Ellen Graszl, undergraduate industrial engineering students at Penn State, were recently awarded scholarships by the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. for the 2015-16 academic year.

Industrial engineering doctoral student receives IIE Fellowship
4/28/2015

Nathaniel D. Bastian, a doctoral candidate in industrial engineering and operations research in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State, has been awarded the Gilbreth Memorial Fellowship by the Institute of Industrial Engineers.

Engineering students use gaming techniques to develop new learning apps
4/17/2015

Students in Ling Rothrock's spring semester I E 418: Human/Computer Interface Design class hope to change the perception of gamification in higher education.

Industrial engineering alum to receive College of Engineering's highest honor
4/16/2015

Tim Dickson ('92 IE) has been named a recipient of the College of Engineering's Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award.

Sweeney named industrial engineering student marshal
4/15/2015

Senior Jamie A. Sweeney has been selected as the student marshal for the industrial engineering baccalaureate degree program at the College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 8.

Industrial engineering students, faculty and staff recognized for achievements
4/13/2015

The Penn State student chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers held its annual Industrial Engineering Banquet on April 10 to recognize and honor the outstanding achievements of the students, faculty and staff of the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.

Industrial and manufacturing alumni society announces annual award winners
4/11/2015

The Penn State Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Society announced Andris Freivalds, professor in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, as the winner of its annual Faculty Appreciation Award and Caitlin Zankowski ('10 IE) as the recipient of its Graduate of the Last Decade Award.

Engineering senior industrious in her pursuit of education abroad
4/9/2015

Senior Jamie Sweeney used her education to explore the world - and she has no plans to stop now.

Lynch receives Air Force fellowship to study cost-effective alloys
4/7/2015

Paul C. Lynch, lecturer and academic adviser in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State, has been selected to participate in the U.S. Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program for the second consecutive year.

Tucker to study large-scale social media data during Air Force fellowship
4/1/2015

Conrad Tucker, assistant professor of engineering design and industrial engineering at Penn State, has been selected for a second consecutive year to participate in the U.S. Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program.

NIH grant will support central venous catheter insertion training
3/27/2015

Scarlett Miller, assistant professor in the School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs and the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, and Jason Moore, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, were awarded a Research Project Grant of $698,178 from the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

International symposium held in honor of Ravindran
3/26/2015

Twenty-eight former doctoral students of A. Ravi Ravindran held an international symposium in his honor in Bangalore, India.

Industrial engineers visit France to study health care delivery systems
3/24/2015

An interdisciplinary team of Penn State faculty, graduate student mentors and undergraduate students from the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering recently traveled to France to study systems engineering approaches to healthcare coordination.

Joshi and Chandra look to expand study abroad programs for industrial engineers
3/24/2015

Elena Joshi and Jeya Chandra, faculty members in Penn State's Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, are globetrotting this semester in an effort to expand and enhance study abroad and student exchange opportunities for students in their department.

Fagan and Stoner honored by the Women in Engineering Program
3/10/2015

Ellen Fagan and Nichole Stoner, both industrial engineering students, have been honored by the Penn State Women in Engineering Program for their outstanding commitment and achievements within the college and the community.

Workshop to address how to improve health care delivery systems
3/9/2015

The Center for Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems at Penn State will hold its seventh annual workshop March 28 in the Leonhard Building on the University Park campus.

 
 

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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.

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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

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