An adjunct faculty member and four students with the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department were recognized for their achievements at the 2013 Missouri Honor Awards banquet March 15.
Jesse Schmidt has no fear of the unknown. When choosing a school or a program to study, he didn’t mind trying something new. When traveling, he chose a destination fewer people picked, and when talking about the future, he doesn’t mind the thought of exploring the world outside of his suburban, Minnesota town.
Two industrial engineering students reigned supreme as the King of Wit and Valor and the Queen of Love and Beauty of the 110th annual University of Missouri Engineers’ Week (E-Week) at the final event of the eight-day celebration, held in honor of St. Patrick.
Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s a journalism drone! When a news outlet wants aerial footage of traffic or scenery, they have to use a helicopter or plane. But with the collaborative efforts of the Missouri Drone Journalism Program, a new option may be available.
Top researchers working in the field of transportation meet each year in Washington, D.C., for the National Academy of Science’s Transportation Research Board meeting. This year, eight Mizzou graduate students from the Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering Department attended and presented their research.
The College of Engineering’s National Science Foundation-supported Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDi) achieved its third “Success Story” for its work on a project for CELDi industry member the Boeing Co. The project examines network design for the company’s distribution facilities.
Spreading the word about industrial engineering has been a major goal of MU’s student chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers this past year. Their efforts to promote industrial engineering to younger students, which included hosting the 2012 South Central IIE Regional Conference, earned the group its first Gold Award.
During her visit to MU, a presenter for the Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitors Series last September, Patricia Brennan, spent some time with the College of Engineering’s industrial and manufacturing systems engineering faculty members discussing the natural pairing of their professional field with nursing.
Many engineering students’ first introduction to the field of engineering came from a family member. For some, not only is the tradition in engineering being carried on to the next generation, but also is following in family members’ footsteps at the same school.
After earning his master’s and business degrees at a university abroad, Ecuadorian native Jorge Abad returned to his South American alma mater to teach, rising through the ranks and eventually becoming an associate dean. A student once more, he’s working on his doctoral degree through MU’s IMSE program.