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The coming age of 3-D printing

Additive manufacturing has existed for more than three decades and is now evolving into new innovations in automotive, aerospace, healthcare and other sectors.

Accelerating Early Career Success

Don’t miss this free webinar on June 14, with panelists from The Poirier Group, Disney and The Ohio State University focusing on seven great habits of young professionals.

Leadership blind spots in rapidly changing organizations

Learn how to spot the leadership gaps that arise when major changes are happening so you can guide employees effectively through the new workplace landscape.

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  • The March For Science goes social with a challenge

    As the international march approaches on April 22, people are being urged to take the 20-Second Science Challenge and spread awareness.

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  • IISE Transactions call for papers on additive manufacturing

    IISE Transactions is welcoming contributions for a special focus issue on design and manufacturing.

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  • Researchers work to lower product design lifecycle costs

    Penn State: IE researchers are part of a project worth $1.2M that aims to reduce product design and manufacturing costs.

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  • IISE Transactions call for papers

    IISE Transactions is welcoming contributions across a wide range of topics for a special focus issue on scheduling and logistics.

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  • Longtime IISE member and systems pioneer dies at 78

    Dr. Gary Edward Whitehouse, IISE member and former UCF provost passed away Friday, March 31 in Bonita Springs, Florida.

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  • Distinguished Penn State alumnus dies at 89

    Harold “Hal” Marcus, honored Penn State alumnus, philanthropist and retired IE, passed away March 18 in Olympia, Washington.

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Are you a fan of the AEC Ergo Cup® competition?

The 2017 competition winners are posted at, but this video features the companies that participated in the 2016 Ergo Cup® competition. Sponsored by the Ergonomics Center of North Carolina and Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University, the Ergo Cup® presents five awards annually for outstanding solutions through training, engineering and teamwork. Companies highlighted in the 2016 competition include Honda, Coca-Cola and Volkswagen.

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About IISE

Systems world view. Productivity. Efficiency. These are words that describe the distinctive attributes of industrial engineering, and IISE is the world's largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IISE is an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial engineering. ISEs figure out a better way to do things and work in a wide array of professional areas, including management, manufacturing, logistics, health systems, retail, service and ergonomics. They influence policy and implementation issues regarding topics such as sustainability, innovation and Six Sigma. And like the profession, ISEs are rooted in the sciences of engineering, the analysis of systems, and the management of people. Join today! 

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ISE magazine - April 2017

ISE  is the member magazine of IISE. The monthly publication provides information for readers to enhance their careers, improve their organizations' performance and advance the profession's development.