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Rivero honored for her contributions to manufacturing and design

Iris Rivero, associate professor and director of graduate education of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, was recognized for her service in manufacturing and design at the 2015 Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference and Expo. Rivero received the Manufacturing and Design Division Outstanding Service Award, which recognizes contributions to and leadership in public and community matters, the …Continue reading “Rivero honored for her contributions to manufacturing and design”

IIE awards Outstanding Early Career in Business/Industry Award to recent ISU graduate

Carl Kirpes is being recognized by the Institute of Industrial Engineers for the incredible accomplishments he’s made as a young professional. Kirpes graduated from ISU with bachelor’s degrees in both mechanical and industrial engineering in 2012. After his time at Iowa State, he went to work for GENESYS Systems Integrator, where he was quickly promoted to …Continue reading “IIE awards Outstanding Early Career in Business/Industry Award to recent ISU graduate”

Iowa State’s CIRAS partners with NICC to aid area companies

Two educational institutions will work together to help Dubuque-area advanced manufacturing companies. Northeast Iowa Community College and Iowa State University Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) recently partnered to provide a single point of contact for manufacturers to help them find programs and support services to reach their long-term goals.

New information officer set to start July 20 at UA

Chris McCoy will be the next chief information officer at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, the university announced Tuesday. McCoy holds a similar position at Metropolitan State University in Minnesota. He begins July 20 as UA’s associate vice chancellor of Information Technology Services and chief information officer. He replaces Dennis Brewer, who began serving as UA’s chief information officer in 2012.

ISU ‘hub for hands-on creativity’ awaits approval from Gov. Terry Branstad

The Student Innovation Center, a proposed new ISU facility born from a collaboration between the College of Design and the College of Engineering, is currently awaiting approval from Gov. Terry Branstad with the rest of Iowa’s state budget.

IMSE professor recognized for being a valuable resource to international students

The International Student Council recently named Carolyn Heising the 2015 Faculty/Staff Member most dedicated to Cultural/International Enhancement. Heising is a professor emeritus in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering. Throughout the years, she played an active role in helping Hindu YUVA establish itself as a new organization at ISU, and has been involved in international and …Continue reading “IMSE professor recognized for being a valuable resource to international students”

Exemplary Peer Mentor Supervisor Awards

Kathy Weaver and Devna Popejoy-Sheriff, both academic advisors for industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, were named Exemplary Peer Mentor Supervisors for the 2014-2015 academic year by ISU Learning Communities. This honor is given to peer mentor supervisors who show great dedication and service to their peer mentors. The awards were presented at the Learning Communities Peer …Continue reading “Exemplary Peer Mentor Supervisor Awards”

Sparton names Joseph T. Schneider senior vice president of sales and marketing

The technology company Sparton is welcoming an ISU alumnus as its new vice president. Joseph T. Schneider, a 1990 industrial engineering graduate, started his position as senior vice president of sales and marketing on May 26, 2015. Schneider has over 25 years of business experience and most recently served as vice president/general manager of a business unit within Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Division.

Class develops proposal to improve transportation safety on campus

On a warm spring day, Iowa State’s campus appears to swell with people. Eager to enjoy the outdoors after a long winter, students pack the sidewalks and roadways as they head to their next class. CyRide drivers carefully navigate the crowded streets, keeping a wary eye out for distracted students that jaywalk in front of their bus.

IE grad students, alum featured in Des Moines Register

Morgan Hampel (MSIE’15), Tyler Fox, graduate student in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, and Justin Coaldrake (BSIE’14) were featured in an article in the Des Moines Register. In the article, they discuss how they co-founded ClinicNote, a reporting and note-taking tool for speech pathologists, who have to provide patient progress reports so insurance companies can determine …Continue reading “IE grad students, alum featured in Des Moines Register”

Iowa State freshmen build multidisciplinary research, 3D printing technology experience

Three freshman honors students used 3D printing technology and more to conduct structural engineering research with Simon Laflamme, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State University. Students involved in the project were mechanical engineering freshman Heather Murphy, pre-industrial design freshman Derek Coulter, and industrial engineering freshman Connor Theisen. They participated in …Continue reading “Iowa State freshmen build multidisciplinary research, 3D printing technology experience”

SWE outreach event doubles in size to draw more females to engineering

SWE Sleepover becomes SWE University, attracts 53 high schoolers For 15 years, SWE Sleepover has brought 25-35 female high school seniors on campus to show them the ins and outs of engineering at Iowa State. This year, the College of Engineering and SWE partnered with the Program for Women in Science and Engineering to expand …Continue reading “SWE outreach event doubles in size to draw more females to engineering”

Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for spring 2015 commencement

Twelve seniors to be honored at graduation ceremony Olivia Janusz, industrial engineering major and concurrent master’s degree student, will serve as College of Engineering student marshal during the spring 2015 commencement ceremony. She will be accompanied by Richard Stone, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, as she leads the engineering class into the ceremony …Continue reading “Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for spring 2015 commencement”

Distinguished Awards Celebration is April 17

The ISU Alumni Association and the ISU Foundation will honor 10 individuals and one company with the university’s highest awards during the annual Distinguished Awards Celebration on April 17 (1:30 p.m., Great Hall, Memorial Union). All are invited to attend. Awards are given each spring to alumni and friends of Iowa State. The 2015 award …Continue reading “Distinguished Awards Celebration is April 17”

DMDII featured in March issue of Electrical Apparatus Magazine

By Josh Hoff, Electrical Apparatus Magazine Original article: Bringing the customer closer to the design process Janis Terpenny, department chair of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University’s College of Engineering, is a driving force behind the College of Engineering’s role as a tier 1 partner in the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation …Continue reading “DMDII featured in March issue of Electrical Apparatus Magazine”

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