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

NSF grant aims to train research-based graduate students for various career paths

A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant awarded to an interdisciplinary team led by an industrial engineering faculty member will combine elements of engineering with agriculture, economics and sociology to prepare research-based graduate students for an array of career paths. Sarah Ryan, Joseph Walkup Professor in industrial engineering (IE), will serve as the Principal Investigator (PI) … Continue reading NSF grant aims to train research-based graduate students for various career paths

IMSE’s Li brings statistical focus to the department

One of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering’s (IMSE) newest faculty members has brought her statistical expertise with her to Ames. Qing Li joined the IMSE faculty as an assistant professor in fall 2018. Prior to coming to Iowa State, she served as a visiting assistant professor of statistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Li holds … Continue reading IMSE’s Li brings statistical focus to the department

IMSE’s Davarnia brings his focus on operations research to Iowa State

One of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering’s (IMSE) newest faculty members has brought his expertise in operations research with him to Ames. Danial Davarnia joined the IMSE faculty as an assistant professor in fall 2018 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He holds a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering … Continue reading IMSE’s Davarnia brings his focus on operations research to Iowa State

IE student’s summer involved singing in Norway and engineering in Virginia

One industrial engineering student was busy this summer with two of his biggest passions: music and engineering. Samuel Low, a senior in industrial engineering (I.E.), started his summer off by touring Norway with the Iowa State Singers, a 72-member mixed choral ensemble consisting of students from various majors across campus. The group visited a handful … Continue reading IE student’s summer involved singing in Norway and engineering in Virginia

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

IMSE researcher aims to use optimized management and planning to improve plant breeding

An industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) researcher who was recently named a Plant Science Institute (PSI) Faculty Scholar is working on a series of projects that she thinks can help farmers in Iowa and beyond. Guiping Hu, an associate professor from IMSE, was recently named to PSI’s second cohort of faculty scholars. Hu is … Continue reading IMSE researcher aims to use optimized management and planning to improve plant breeding

IE student named second-team All-American for 4×400 at NCAAs

An industrial engineering student-athlete was part of a relay squad that earned second-team All-American honors at day one of the NCAA outdoor track and field championships last week in Eugene, Oregon. Roshon Roomes, a senior in IE, was named a Second Team All-American for his and his team’s performance in the 4×400 relay event. The … Continue reading IE student named second-team All-American for 4×400 at NCAAs

IMSE students and faculty receive IISE awards

Two industrial engineering graduate students were recently awarded fellowships from their field’s largest professional society. Enrique Alameda, a MS student in IE, and Srikanthan Ramesh, a PhD student in IE, were awarded the Gilbreth Memorial Fellowship for the 2018-19 academic year from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). The fellowship includes a $3000 stipend … Continue reading IMSE students and faculty receive IISE awards

IMSE graduates 123 students at spring 2018 commencement

The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) graduted 123 students during the spring 2018 semester. The spring’s graduating class included 81 bachelor of science in industrial engineering (IE) degrees, six from the masters of engineering (MEng) in Systems Engineering, 14 from the MEng in Engineering Management, six with MEng in IE, four with masters … Continue reading IMSE graduates 123 students at spring 2018 commencement

IE student is fourth generation from her family with Iowa State connection

One industrial engineering (IE) student has embraced her great grandfather’s mantra that “an engineer can do anything” as she prepares to walk across the stage at this weekend’s commencement ceremony. Emily Carter will graduate with her BS in IE on Saturday. Her great grandfather Joseph Walkup served as chair of the IE department (originally called … Continue reading IE student is fourth generation from her family with Iowa State connection