Dear SEMS Members,
Wow! Where did the summer go? Fall is a time for welcoming the new school year, the new fiscal years for some industries, and new colleagues. If you have someone new where you work or have just joined a new team, we hope you will share the SEMS newsletter with them! New voices and ideas help us all to achieve our goals. As with many of you, SEMS also has new "voices" to introduce. More from the President
Presidents' Message | Who are the Board of SEMS?
We are introducing two new Board members in the SEMS Says articles on this page. But let's meet the rest of our Board, who serve staggered three-year terms.
SEMS SAYS | Introduction to Daren Maynard
||As one of two newly elected directors to the board of the Society for Engineering and Management Systems (and one of two directors who live outside the United States), I was given this opportunity to introduce myself and share my vision of what I want to do during my three-year term. I see my vision as adding a more international perspective to the society's board deliberations and decision-making. Although our membership is heavily from the United States, we have representatives from 52 other countries. Read more from Daren
SEMS SAYS | Introduction to Natalie Scala
||I am happy to introduce myself to the SEMS community. I joined the SEMS Board as one of two new directors in June and am an Assistant Professor in the Department of e-Business and Technology Management in the College of Business and Economics at Towson University. Before working with SEMS, I served on the Board for the Engineering Economy division and was the track chair for IE in the Military at this year's Annual Conference and Expo in Nashville, Tennessee. Read more from Natalie
Energy management in industry: trends and issues | Practitioners' Focus
Since the industrial revolution, energy has been an essential resource for mankind in every facet of our lives. The discovery and application of electricity and petroleum have influenced the balance of power in economics and politics throughout different technological paradigms. Read the entire article
Sharing Knowledge | Let's read and share a book (SEMS Book Browse)
Engineering Economics Analysis 12e by Donald Newman, Jerome Lavelle, Ted Eschenbach. Published by Oxford University Press, ISBN-10:0199339279 / ISBN-13: 978-0199339273. 704 pages (Nov. 2013). Hardcover
This book offers comprehensive coverage of financial and economic matter for engineers with an emphasis on problem solving, life cycle costs and time value of money. The authors wrote a book with concise, accessible writing, practical emphasis, and contemporary examples linked to students' everyday lives make this text the most popular among students. Read more about the book
SEMS Member Spotlight | Alaa Elwany
At the IIE Annual Conference and Expo, we chose one of the submitted papers from the ISERC – EM track for our Best Paper Award. This year we awarded it to Mark S. Avnet and Alaa Elwany from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States for their paper entitled, Additive Manufacturing of Complex Products by DSM-Based Analysis of Architectures. The SEMS Newsletter had an interview with one of the co-authors, Alaa Elwany about his professional history and involvement with SEMS and IIE.
Enjoy this interview
Lend a helping hand | Call for volunteers
If you are interested in volunteering for SEMS activities, contact Suzanna Long, SEMS president, or Daren Maynard, newsletter editor.