Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

August 2012    |    Volume: 44    |    Number: 8

The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial Engineers

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Recruiting new generation of industrial engineers

I am a senior member of IIE. One topic that comes up frequently in Industrial Engineer magazine is how to educate the public, especially students, about industrial engineering.

Well, like I do every year, I volunteered today to speak to two groups of students about industrial engineering at my local high school. I’m guessing I had about 40 kids in total, all juniors. This is associated with a career day morning that the guidance department sponsors.

It went well, mostly because I had some good material off of the IIE website. I used the PowerPoint presentation “IIE Overview of the Profession” as my template. I also was able to “spice up” my presentation with the two YouTube videos: “Take a Look at Industrial Engineering in a Variety of Industries” and the Wichita State University video “The Knack.”

I think we have a good group of potential engineers – hopefully some industrial engineers. Thanks for your help.

Mike Mikush
Concord Foods Inc.
Brockton, Mass.

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