Tag: industrial and manufacturing systems engineering

Engineers contribute to project aimed at improving protective clothing systems for firefighters and first responders

Firefighters and first responders need effective personal protective equipment (PPE) that provides the right combination of functionality, protection and comfort. A project led by a team of Iowa State University researchers aims to develop fundamental knowledge and tools for the next generation of high performance PPE. Guowen Song, Noma Scott Lloyd Chair in Textiles and … Continue reading Engineers contribute to project aimed at improving protective clothing systems for firefighters and first responders

IE student balances her time between the classroom and the stage

Strong connections link engineering with the performing arts, according to one industrial engineering student. Emily Oldham, a junior pursuing a double degree in industrial engineering and the performing arts, grew up in Rochester, Minnesota, and was involved with the performance side of both dance and theater in elementary and middle school. In high school she … Continue reading IE student balances her time between the classroom and the stage

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

Teams from new industrial engineering course take top prizes at Engineering Pitch Competition

Teams from the Entrepreneurial Product Development Engineering (I E 434X) course took the top two spots at the Engineering Pitch Competition earlier his month. Brad Lechton (senior), Brian Fleming (senior) and Konner Koerselman (junior) all of whom are majoring in industrial engineering (IE), took first place at the competition, while mechanical engineering (ME) seniors Taylor Goodness … Continue reading Teams from new industrial engineering course take top prizes at Engineering Pitch Competition

IE and agronomy team up for $2 million NSF research project

A team of industrial engineering and agronomy researchers have been awarded a $2 million grant by the National Science Foundation to study ways that Operations Research and Analytics techniques can be applied to improve plant breeding. Lizhi Wang, an associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE), is the project’s Principal Investigator (PI). He … Continue reading IE and agronomy team up for $2 million NSF research project

IMSE professor receives engineering teaching award

An industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) faculty member has been recognized for his three-decade commitment to teaching. John Jackman, an associate professor in IMSE, received the John L. Imhoff Global Excellence Award for Industrial Engineering Education at the 2018 annual conference for the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) earlier this week. Gül Kremer, … Continue reading IMSE professor receives engineering teaching award

Two IMSE staff members celebrate 25 years at Iowa State

Two staff members from the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) recently celebrated their 25th anniversary of working at Iowa State University. Krista Briley, an administrative assistant and assistant to the department chair, as well as Mike Renze, an information technology systems support specialist, were both recognized last month at the 83rd Annual … Continue reading Two IMSE staff members celebrate 25 years at Iowa State

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IMSE chair Kremer receives ASME Spria Outstanding Design Educator Award

Gül Kremer, professor and C.G. “Turk” & Joyce A. Therkildsen Chair of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University, has received a top American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) award for advancing engineering design education. Kremer was named this year’s ASME Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Educator Award winner “for … Continue reading IMSE chair Kremer receives ASME Spria Outstanding Design Educator Award

Iowa State engineers will contribute to new Manufacturing USA institute

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State engineers are part of a new, $140 million national manufacturing institute dedicated to reusing materials in ways that can improve the energy efficiency of American manufacturing by up to 50 percent. The U.S. Department of Energy announced the new institute – the Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions, or REMADE Institute … Continue reading Iowa State engineers will contribute to new Manufacturing USA institute

Engineering makes an impact everywhere, even in marching band

IMSE student shows how the two seemingly different activities go hand in hand  Comparing marching band to engineering may seem like comparing apples to oranges, but Joseph Schneider, senior in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering and second-year drum major of the Iowa State University Cyclone Football “Varsity” Marching Band, tells us otherwise. In fact, he … Continue reading Engineering makes an impact everywhere, even in marching band

College inspires innovation

The Exploratory Research Projects program at Iowa State’s College of Engineering is supporting faculty members as they gather preliminary data for high-risk, high-impact, novel research ideas. This spring, seven projects will receive grants to explore new research areas: Vikram Dalal, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and Whitney Professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Novel material for efficient … Continue reading College inspires innovation