Get Excited! 2015 IIE Annual Conference is here!
Dear SEMS Members,
As a graduate student in 2007, I remember attending my first IIE conference. Under the supervision of Dr. Eileen Van Aken at Virginia Tech, I attended in order to make connections for a research project. Little did I know that during my first conference, I would meet some of the most knowledgeable and collegial people in the field of industrial and systems engineering. By attending practitioner and research talks in the Engineering Management track, I learned more about my particular area of interest, process improvement. I gained a better understanding of how it related to performance measurement, team dynamics, leadership and systems thinking. I found great collaborators from industry to work with for years to come. More from the president
IIE Annual Conference & Expo 2015 | Program
It is conference
season for IIE – here is the link for the 2015 IIE Annual Conference and Expo program. This conference will be held from May 30 to
June 2, 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Research Conference (ISERC) and Applied Solutions Conference (ASC) –
co-Engineering Management Chairs:
Brian K. Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Engineering
Management and Systems Engineering, Missouri University of Science &
T. Hester, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Engineering Management and Systems
Engineering, Old Dominion
IIE Annual Conference & Expo 2015 | Featured Speakers
Each year, the IIE Annual Conference and Expo plays host to two concurrent conferences: the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) and the Applied Solutions Conference (ASC). SEMS sponsors Engineering Management tracks in both the ISERC and the Applied Solutions Conference. We have two featured speakers, Chris Paredis and Scott Sink for our Engineering Management track. Overview of speaker topics
SEMS Supports Student Involvement and Professional Development | SEMS Says
The diversity of specializations in Industrial Engineering is inspiring but can also be somewhat overwhelming for students trying to find a place within such a broad discipline. As a student in an Industrial and Systems Engineering department studying Management Systems Engineering, communities focused specifically on Engineering Management provide me with resources and connections that are vital to my professional development that I may not have easy access to otherwise. SEMS provides a smaller community within IIE that not only allows me to connect with other people in this discipline but also encourages student involvement in a meaningful way. Read the entire article
Let’s read and share a book (SEMS book browse) | Sharing knowledge
3D Printing: Rise of the Third Industrial Revolution by Aaron Council and Michael Petch.
Published by Gyges3d.com, ASIN: B00IPO42F2, 116 pages (February 2014). E-book.
In a few decades, our existence will be transformed by the three-dimensional printing revolution. As Council and Petch note in this very interesting book, products, supply chains and economies will go through tremendous change as a result of this incredible technology. In fact, a lot of such changes are beginning to happen. The authors make a very strong case for this argument by discussing 3D printing dramatically altered the prototyping and consumer testing process of the XBox One console and controller. Read more about the book
Industrial Design Colloquium | Sharing knowledge – International Focus
Design can be taken in different formats – creative, engineering, financial, industrial, plant, political and service to name a few. Industrial engineering can be applied to various design perspective. A number of industrial engineers from Trinidad and Tobago have submitted abstract for a design colloquium put on by The Visual Arts Unit of the Department of Creative and Festival Arts, The University of the West Indies.
View abstracts: Designing efficient state ministries and Healthcare Facilities - Inefficient by Design?
Lend a helping hand | Call for volunteers
If you are interested in volunteering for SEMS activities, contact Wiljeana Glover, SEMS president, or Daren Maynard, newsletter editor.