150 Years of Alumni Leadership: Tom Kline

150 Years of Alumni Leadership: Tom Kline

Tom Kline knows about leadership. During his 34-year career at Pfizer, Kline served as plant manager before rising to the rank of vice president. He was a platoon leader during the Vietnam War, earning several medals including the Bronze Star. He’s been a White House Fellow and a special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of [...]
IMSE Fall 2021 Capstone Projects

IMSE Fall 2021 Capstone Projects

Seniors in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Mizzou conclude their coursework with a capstone project. Through these capstone projects, they apply what they’ve learned in their classes to a manufacturing, health care or logistics problem provided by real-world companies. Students meet and work with their assigned companies to come up with […]

IMSE Hall of Fame Spotlight: Alumni as engineering leaders

IMSE Hall of Fame Spotlight: Alumni as engineering leaders

The Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Hall of Fame inducted six new members in October 2021. Three of these distinguished alumni — Adam Hogg, Carol Stupica and Scott Vollett — were recognized for their significant career achievements in both the application of industrial engineering and being leaders in the field. Established in 2008, the IMSE […]

Research competition winners analyze nurses’ travel distance during COVID

Research competition winners analyze nurses’ travel distance during COVID

Industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) juniors Maggie Dimler and Reegan Spicer recently won the department’s inaugural IMSE Undergraduate Research Competition. Titled “COVID-19: How Nurse Workload Changed to Handle a Pandemic,” their research focused on the travel distance of intensive care unit (ICU) nurses at University Hospital. “The distance traveled was measured in feet by […]

Occeña retires from IMSE

Occeña retires from IMSE

Associate Professor Luis Occeña, after more than 34 years in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE), retired at the end of the fall 2021 semester. Serving as department chair from 2007-2020, he guided the department through challenges and opportunities during his tenure. He is most proud of ensuring IMSE has a solid […]

Robots, plastics and cows: Top 10 research stories of 2021

Robots, plastics and cows: Top 10 research stories of 2021

What do robots, plastic bottles and cows have in common? They all top Mizzou Engineering’s list of stories in 2021. Here are our top 10 research stories of the year. SPOT It marched. It twerked. It caused international hoopla. A video of Spot went viral in October after the four-legged robot performed alongside Marching Mizzou [...]
Mizzou Engineers edit book on supply chain analytics

Mizzou Engineers edit book on supply chain analytics

Analytics will play a significant role in decisions around supply chain management as manufacturers take a closer look at operations in a post-COVID world. To help researchers, industries and students gain a better understanding of where the field is headed, two Mizzou Engineers recently edited a book addressing supply chain problems, analytical methods and case [...]
IMSE Hall of Fame Spotlight: Alumni as Technology Leaders

IMSE Hall of Fame Spotlight: Alumni as Technology Leaders

The Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Hall of Fame inducted six new members in October 2021. Three of these distinguished alumni — Monica Khurana, Mickey Miller and Allan Samson — were recognized for their significant career achievements in technology leadership. Established in 2008, the IMSE Hall of Fame honors distinguished industrial engineering graduates who have […]

IMSE Internship Testimonial: Lindsey Sommerfeldt, Anheuser-Busch InBev

IMSE Internship Testimonial: Lindsey Sommerfeldt, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Name: Lindsey Sommerfeldt             Hometown: Star Prairie, Wisconsin Company and role: Anheuser-Busch InBev Brewery Trainee Intern (BTP)   Where was the internship based? Fairfield, California Describe your role and any projects you worked on. While working for Anheuser-Busch, my project was to select a packer that would benefit from a reliability centered maintenance plan. After looking […]

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