2014 IIE Student Fall Trip

Twin Cities 38 November Event - student networking

Traditionally, there has been a “Fall Trip” in place between the Twin Cities professional chapter and North Dakota State University’s student chapter. November 7th marked the first time that IIE Twin Cities opened up the Fall Trip to other student chapters within the region.

The day started early with the first tour at 8:30am at GE Power and Water in Minnetonka, MN. The students were able to take a look at operations within the water treatment, wastewater treatment and process system solutions division to gain a better understanding of Industrial Engineering roles in the water treatment industry.

Upon leaving GE, the students attended a tour at Boston Scientific in Maple Grove, MN where they learned about the interventional cardiology and peripheral intervention divisions of the medical device manufacturer. The tour gave insight to different career paths including both Manufacturing Engineering and Industrial Engineering within the medical device industry.

The third and final tour was hosted by Stratasys, a manufacturer of 3D printing equipment and materials that create physical objects directly from digital data. It’s systems range from affordable desktop 3D printers to large, advanced 3D production systems, making 3D printing more accessible than ever and giving the students a perspective of newer technology within the manufacturing industry.

An evening event held at Dave & Busters in Maple Grove included presentations by IIE Twin Cities Board Members, Sean Dveris, Jeromy Knapp, and Ryan Adams. The students engaged in a Q & A session with the active board members that were in attendance and joined in on the action with a team competition in the game area. The tours and evening event had members representing three total schools within the region and gave everyone a chance to network with professionals in the Minneapolis area.

Ryan Adams

Twin Cities IIE Board Member

Honor Engineers and Inspire the Next Generation of Innovators

IIE is excited to honor young engineers who are making significant contributions to society during the 2015 Engineers Week, February 22-28, 2015. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 New Faces of Engineering campaign to feature outstanding young professionals in the field. Review the nomination criteria and submit a rising star – the deadline for nominations is October 3!

Student Chapter Kick-off for Student Leaders and Faculty Advisors

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2 p.m. Eastern time | Register now

Presenter: Jennifer Farris, Ph.D., associate professor, Texas Tech University

The beginning of the academic year has arrived and this webinar is provided to ensure your IIE Student Chapter meets its goals and your members get the most out of their membership.

The IIE Regional Operations Board has prepared a webinar that you are invited to attend.

If you can’t make the webinar, you will be able to access the recording online and you can always ask members of your regional leadership team (e.g., RVP, AVPSD) if you have additional questions.

Jennifer Farris, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Industrial Engineering Department at Texas Tech University and she volunteers as the vice president for student development (VPSD) for the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). In this Board of Trustees position, she serves the IIE student chapters and oversees the UCAR and Technical Paper Competition at the international level.  Her research is in the areas of process improvement, engineering teams and healthcare operations. She primarily teaches courses in engineering management.