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Lean Laboratory provides hands-on IE instruction

A Minnesota technical college’s Lean laboratory gives students hands-on instruction in manufacturing processes. Read more in the September issue of ISE.


  • IISE Fellow Suzanna Long earns prestigious award

    Long, chair and professor of engineering management and systems engineering at Missouri S&T, has received the Bernard R. Sarchet Award from ASEM in recognition of her advancement and support of the discipline. “What has always mattered to me is knowing that I had an impact, that I made a difference with everything that I have ever tried to do.”

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  • Listen up: Live from IISE’s event in ATL

    IISE’s Lean Six Sigma & Data Science Conference, Sept. 20-22 in Atlanta, is IISE’s first in-person conference since early 2020. Get some insights from those on-site in informative, short Podcast Breaks like this one from Nick Comeau, Commonwealth Medicine in Leominster, Mass., who attended and presented at his first live conference since the pandemic began.

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  • IISE member leads study on manufacturing methods in zero-gravity

    IISE member Hantang Qin (left in photo), assistant professor of IMSE, and Shan Jiang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, at Iowa State University conduct study supported by NASA. “In-space manufacturing is critical for long-term space missions, because it can provide the capability of manufacturing goods in the space environment.”

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  • Iowa State alums donate new IE building

    C.G. “Turk” and Joyce A. McEwen Therkildsen have provided a $42 million gift commitment to Iowa State University’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. New facility to provide IE students with “technologically enhanced learning and research laboratory spaces.”

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ISE magazine: 'Hands-on Lean lessons'

As fall approaches, students are returning to college campuses during a challenging era for higher education. Yet through nearly two years of disruption, industrial and systems engineering students have advanced their skills while creating ideas and solutions to benefit others. In the September issue of ISE magazine, you’ll read about three such innovative efforts. Click here to read the September issue of ISE magazine online.

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ISE Magazine

ISE magazine - September 2021

ISE is an award-winning monthly member magazine. Quick-reads and in-depth features will help enhance your career and improve an organization's performance.