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IMSE’s John Jackman appointed to National Science Foundation position

Experienced scholar and educator John Jackman has been appointed program director in the Division of Undergraduate of NSF’s Education and Human Resources Directorate in Alexandria, Virginia. In this position, he will serve to sustain excellence in U.S. STEM education at all levels, in all settings for the development of a diverse and well-prepared workforce of …Continue reading “IMSE’s John Jackman appointed to National Science Foundation position”

Making Magic at Disney: Industrial Engineering Internship

Zach Ungerleider, sophomore in industrial engineering, began his internship at Walt Disney World in January and will finish in August. His work as an entertainment project analyst has given him the chance to get hands-on experience using engineering skills he’s learned as a Cyclone Engineering student – and to learn new ones that will be …Continue reading “Making Magic at Disney: Industrial Engineering Internship”

IMSE’s Vardeman recognized for “above and beyond” mentoring efforts

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering University Professor Steve Vardeman was recognized by the provost’s office earlier this month for his “above and beyond” efforts as a faculty mentor. Vardeman, who also has an appointment in Iowa State’s Department of Statistics, is a 2019 recipient the Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award. He was nominated for this honor …Continue reading “IMSE’s Vardeman recognized for “above and beyond” mentoring efforts”

New dean announced

W. Samuel Easterling from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has been named the next James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering. Easterling, Montague-Betts Professor of Structural Steel Design and head of the Via department of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, will begin at Iowa State July 15.

Marco Serrato (Ph.D. ’06 indust engr) joins University of Chicago as associate provost

Cyclone Engineer Marco Serrato (Ph.D. ’06 indust engr) has joined the University of Chicago as an associate provost. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Serrato served as director and vice rector for executive and continuing education at Tecnológico de Monterrey. He has also co-founded two startups that provide consulting and learning solutions in public and private sectors.

Iowa Staters elected as Trustees for the IISE Board

Two people with Iowa State University connections have been elected to the leadership team for industrial engineering’s largest professional society. Gül E. Kremer, Professor and C.G. “Turk” & Joyce A. Therkildsen Department Chair of Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE), and Carl Kirpes, a graduate of Iowa State’s industrial and mechanical engineering departments, …Continue reading “Iowa Staters elected as Trustees for the IISE Board”

Iowa State’s IMSE grad program climbs four spots in 2020 rankings

Iowa State University’s graduate program in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering climbed four spots from last year, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report. The 2020 Best Graduate School Rankings gave Iowa State’s industrial engineering graduate program a score of 3.0 (on a scale of 5.0) which ranks 24th nationally, tied …Continue reading “Iowa State’s IMSE grad program climbs four spots in 2020 rankings”

Cyclone Engineering undergrads to showcase research at Iowa Capitol

Cyclone Engineering undergraduates will present research posters at the Iowa Statehouse at the 14th annual Research in the Capitol event on April 1. Research in the Capitol highlights the important research being conducted by undergraduate students across the state. Students will interact with elected officials, university administrators and news media, discussing the impact their research could have on Iowa, the nation and the world. 

IE student-athlete sets school record in softball

An industrial engineering student-athlete is now Iowa State softball’s all-time career leader in saves. Emma Hylen, a senior pitcher, became Iowa State softball’s all-time career save leader after helping the team to nab a 7-5 win over Harvard University last weekend. This marked Hylen’s eighth career save and her second of the season. The Cyclones …Continue reading “IE student-athlete sets school record in softball”

Engineering employees honored at ISU 25 Year Club banquet

The ISU 25 Year Club celebrates the employees who reach 25, 35, 45, and 50 years of continuous service. The annual banquet was held on Monday, March 4 and honored employees for their longstanding contributions to Iowa State: Celebrating 25 years of service: Roy Gu, CCEE Jay Harmon, ABE Charles Jahren, CCEE Paul Jewell, Engineering-LAS Online Learning Brian Larson, Engineering Career Services …Continue reading “Engineering employees honored at ISU 25 Year Club banquet”

DataFEWSion: Preparing tomorrow’s food-energy-water systems experts

Iowa State is home to a new National Science Foundation traineeship program preparing the next generation of food-energy-water (FEW) systems innovators. Open to both masters and Ph.D. students, the DataFEWSion program offers a unique focus on data-rich systems modeling at the intersection of energy transformation, water management, and cropping and livestock systems.

IE student-athlete sets NCAA record at Big 12 indoor track championships

An industrial engineering student-athlete set both a school record and collegiate record at the Big 12 Men’s Indoor Track & Field Championships last weekend in Lubbock, Texas. Roshon Roomes, a junior in IE, took first-place in the 600-yard run with a time of 1:07.67. His time beat the previous school record of 1:07.73, set by …Continue reading “IE student-athlete sets NCAA record at Big 12 indoor track championships”

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