Transfer IE student aims to ease college transition for her peers

For one industrial engineering (IE) student, it took leaving Iowa for her to discover how much she loves her home state. Emily Robinson is about to complete her first year in Iowa State’s IE program. Prior to her decision to return to Iowa she studied industrial engineering at Purdue University but left after one year … Continue reading Transfer IE student aims to ease college transition for her peers

IE students present research at the statehouse

A group of industrial engineering students recently traveled to Des Moines to present their research to lawmakers, media members, and other members of the public at the capitol. Undergraduate research assistants from industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) assistant professor Hantang Qin’s Flexible Electronics and Additive Printing (FEAP) Lab visited the statehouse on April 3 … Continue reading IE students present research at the statehouse

IE student experiences engineering from a Dutch perspective

While some students spent their spring break relaxing on the beach, one industrial engineering undergraduate spent hers learning about engineering in the Netherlands. Jaclyn Stiller, a sophomore in industrial engineering, recently participated in the Vermeer International Leadership Program which is a collaborative effort between the Pella, Iowa-based Vermeer Corporation and Iowa State’s Leadership Studies Program. … Continue reading IE student experiences engineering from a Dutch perspective

Announcing the C. G. “Turk” and Joyce A. Therkildsen Professorship in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

An Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) faculty member has been named to Iowa State’s newest endowed professorship. Frank Peters, an associate professor in IMSE, was named to the C. G. “Turk” and Joyce A. Therkildsen Professorship in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering during a medallion ceremony on March 21. The professorship was made possible … Continue reading Announcing the C. G. “Turk” and Joyce A. Therkildsen Professorship in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

IE’s first female PhD grad finds success in utility consulting

This article is part of a series of stories for Women’s History Month. To learn about other pioneering female engineers from Iowa State, click here. Karen (Hallaman) Ponder became the first woman to complete a PhD in industrial engineering at Iowa State when she graduated in 1978. Ponder was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana and spent … Continue reading IE’s first female PhD grad finds success in utility consulting

IMSE class applies engineering techniques to rescue operations

Students taking IE 271: Applied Ergonomics and Work Design this semester had the opportunity to learn first-hand about ways they can apply their engineering skills to real world situations. On March 5th,  industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) associate professor Rick Stone’s IE 271 course spent a day at the Gilbert-Franklin Township Fire Station, just … Continue reading IMSE class applies engineering techniques to rescue operations

Two IEs named Academic All Big-12 in swimming

Two industrial engineering student-athletes have been named to the 2018 Academic All-Big 12 Women’s Swimming & Diving Team. Evan Hundley, a junior sprint freestyle/backstroke swimmer, and Katherine Mueller, a sophomore diver, were both 2018 Academic All-Big 12 Women’s Swimming & Diving first team selections, the conference announced last month. Hundley made the Academic All-Big 12 first team for the second … Continue reading Two IEs named Academic All Big-12 in swimming

IMSE Fall 2017 graduates celebrate together

Graduating industrial and manufacturing systems engineering students and their families gathered together in Troxel Hall on Saturday morning to honor the Fall 2017 graduates. The students enjoyed breakfast with their families and professors prior to a pre-commencement ceremony. 48 students graduated with a Bachelor of Science, 8 students with a Masters in Systems Engineering, 8 … Continue reading IMSE Fall 2017 graduates celebrate together

IMSE’s MacKenzie creates Hurricane Decision Simulator to assist Marines with decision making

The U.S. Marine Forces Reserve (MFR) is headquartered in New Orleans, LA, which is an area prone to hurricanes. During the event of a hurricane warning, the commander must make timely decisions to protect the safety of the personnel and set up alternate headquarters in order to facilitate an orderly evacuation. An assistant professor from … Continue reading IMSE’s MacKenzie creates Hurricane Decision Simulator to assist Marines with decision making