IIE Twin Cities has been invited to partner with Society of Women Engineers (SWE) MN chapter to host about 200 Girl Scouts to educate them on engineering and help them achieve their “Product Designer Badge”! For more information, see the flyer.
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!
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.
If the U.S. is to undergo the hoped-for manufacturing resurgence in the coming years, the sector will need industrial engineers (IEs), the professionals trained to design and optimize factories. Many believe that education in the field is lacking and too few students show an interest in the career.