ISU industrial engineers will help new public-private lab design the future

DMDI compThree industrial engineering departments are partners in a new digital manufacturing and design innovation national institute, and Janis Terpenny couldn’t be more pleased.

Terpenny, the Joseph Walkup Professor and Department Chair of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University, is the technical lead for the advanced manufacturing enterprise area in the newly awarded Chicago-based team’s institute – the Digital Lab for Manufacturing, part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. President Barack Obama announced that the Department of Defense will provide $70 million to UI Labs, while other industry, academic, government and community partners will pledge another $250 million.

Read the full story in Industrial Engineering by the Institute of Industrial Engineers