Department Chair Luis Occeña and Professor Jim Noble have been around for plenty of its past and will be around for its future, putting them in a unique position to discuss IMSE’s history and its current state as the department begins another decade.
Owen Miller, who died Nov. 26 in Kansas City, Mo., at age 92, joined the University of Missouri faculty as an assistant professor in the Industrial Engineering Department in 1964, working his way up to full professor before his retirement in 1992 as a professor emeritus.
An entire November 2011 edition of “The Chronicle of Higher Education” was dedicated to varying viewpoints on the role and status of online learning in colleges. A Pew Research Center survey accompanying the thoughtful scrutiny of a variety of issues indicates that 48 percent of college presidents do not believe a course taken online provides […]
Years of war have devastated Iraq’s system of higher education and isolated university faculty and administrators from the international academic world. In an effort to ameliorate the situation, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization, International Exchange and Research Board (IREX), has launched an Iraq University Linkages Program (ULP) whose mission is to “strengthen university curricula, enhance and […]
Birthday parties can be full of surprises. Besides serving as a happy reaffirmation of 50 successful years, MU’s Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department (IMSE) anniversary celebration in 2008, also acted as a catalyst for a scholarship endowment that will extend into all of the department’s future anniversary celebrations, but first, a little history. The […]
The trickle effect of innovation sometimes spreads in unanticipated ways. The opening of the College of Engineering’s new multi-disciplinary laboratories in August also opened a door for business and engineering students enrolled in the fall Entrepreneurial Innovation Management course. This semester, students are fabricating a grounding connection block for an electrostatic discharge (ESD) wrist strap, […]
“Industrial engineering is different than other engineering disciplines,” said Wade Foster, a May graduate from the College of Engineering’s IMSE program. “It gave me the opportunity to study broad applications in process related engineering that will allow me to work in almost any field, which is great for someone like me who doesn’t know exactly […]