In this free Jan. 26 webinar, panelists from Disney, The Poirier Group and IISE Young
Professionals will share tips on developing soft skills and filling leadership gaps.
In his Nov/Dec Industrial Management column, Dan Carrison gives advice on managing
political passion in an organization to mitigate conflicts and stress company citizenship.
Patrick Hester and Pilar Pazos, both of Old Dominion University, share the best way to solve problems and how teamwork is an essential skill for career management.
Learn how companies like Costco, Johnson & Johnson, MD Anderson Cancer Center and
The Walt Disney Co. thrive by investing in their employees and their communities.
Register for the first annual Virtual Career Fair, March 15, from 1- 4 p.m. (EDT). Don't
miss this unique opportunity to find your desired profession or recruit your next hire.
As we enter 2017, the SEMS Board members and volunteers are hard
at work on expanding the size of the organization and improving the value
proposition for our members. This newsletter provides an overview of our
progress related to membership, international outreach, and marketing/creative
Regarding membership, SEMS is working with leaders from
IISE, SHS (Society for Health Systems) and ASEM (American Society of
Engineering Management) to define new membership options. These options will
grow the membership, encourage conversion from student to professional
membership status, and provide cost-effective ways for engineering managers to
affiliate with SEMS. Providing these new membership options will take some time
to accomplish, but you can expect to hear more details about these changes in
the future as the initiative progresses.Click here to read more.
The annual election for SEMS is coming soon! The society stays vibrant and strong when our members serve and volunteer in
various ways. One of the most significant ways of serving the society is
through our board of directors and officer positions (President-elect,
president, past president and director). Your SEMS executive team is currently
finalizing the slate of candidates. As you read this, some of you may be
considering whether you would be interested in serving yourself. We want a rich
slate of candidates for all positions and are happy to discuss the expectations
with you if you want more information.
Please contact us if you are interested in
nominating yourself or a colleague. Nominees for director positions must
be current members of IISE and SEMS. Nominees for the president-elect must
also be a past director.
Yauch, SEMS President
Ramakrishnan, SEMS President-Elect
Long, SEMS Past-President
This year's SEMS track of the IISE Annual Conference
will feature both a student paper and a track paper competition sponsored by
Old Dominion University and Missouri University of Science & Technology.
The paper competitions will recognize the academic work of students, faculty
and practitioners who demonstrate outstanding scholarship. Both graduate and
undergraduate students can submit papers to the student paper competition.
Papers co-authored by professors are excluded from the student paper
competition, but the professor's assistance is welcome. The review criteria
will evaluate them with regards to originality, applicability, robustness of
the methodology and overall quality. Up to three awards may be given upon
recommendation of the SEMS selection committee for both the student paper and
track paper competition.
Best paper winners must present their findings in the
ISERC Engineering Management Track at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo,
May 20-23 in Pittsburgh. Lead authors of first, second and third winning papers
will receive a certificate and a cash award. The first-place winners will be
announced on SEMS town hall meeting. The winning papers will also be published
in the ISERC proceedings.
Eligibility Criteria for Student Paper Competition
Winning papers will appear on the SEMS website.
Authors will be asked to sign an ethics statement
stating that they are full-time students and that the research and writing is
their own work.
Advising by a non-student is allowed, such as an
academic or industry advisor. However, only students can be authors or
See you in Pittsburgh!
Ph.D., Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Engineering
Management and Systems Engineering Department at Old Dominion University.
If you are interested in volunteering for the SEMS and its initiatives, contact Charlene Yauch, SEMS president, or Daren Maynard, newsletter editor.
Industrial Management is the member publication of the Society for Engineering & Management Systems. The November/December 2016 issue features articles about using change management to your competative advantage, how to earn an excellent return on investment through corporate social responsibility and investing in employees, and using the right cybersecurity controls to mitigate risks. In SEMS Says, Patrick Hester explains the best way to solve a problem, Pilar Pazos spells out how teamwork is a skill that can help take you to a career in management.
The January 2017 issue of the SEMS Newsletter features SEMS Young Professionals, IISE Annual Conference SEMS says articles, SEMS Student Paper Competition, links to upcoming webinars and
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