2020 AND BEYOND: Are we ready for smarter cities?

A high-tech urban future requires engineering expertise, education and collaboration
By Keith Albertson

What ISE students did last summer

Interns share stories of their on-the-job experiences
By Dina Perlic, Jennylynn Johnson and Adriane Tenequer

Work performance incentive beyond 'carrots and sticks'

Experiments, examples show employees are motivated by team, not self-interest
Compiled by Adam Cywar

Production system design for high-mix, low-volume manufacturing

Not all lean tools are suited to work in a make-to-order job shop
By Shahrukh A. Irani


Top stories in this month's news from the field

  • 3D-built device can isolate cancer cells
  • Robots that zap like a chameleon’s tongue
  • Giving air travelers a bit more elbow space
  • Uber Eats plans drone delivery of food in test project this year
  • AI learns how to put music to words
  • Book of the month: Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilization


Performance by Kevin McManus

Don't blame failures on Six Sigma

Management by Paul Engle

Avoiding change fatigue

Supply Chain by Jim Tompkins

Competing in an Amazon world

Member Forum by Ashleigh Walters

Applying IE BoK to become more agile


This month in IISE news ...

  • Annual Conference keynotes to focus on data, logistics, supply
  • HSPI 2020 workshops offer an informative jump-start
  • Save on early signups for AEC 2020 before Jan. 13
  • Regional conferences bring IISE students together
  • Find a mentor or be one on IISE Connect
  • Seeking video storytellers for IAB YouTube contest; deadline Feb. 15
  • New role, fresh faces on IISE staff
  • Revisit highlights from 2019 in Best of ISE
  • CHAPTER CHECK-INS: Faces and places of IISE

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ISE magazine - May 2021


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2020 Winning Videos:
Inspiring Future ISEs

First Place ($1,000 Prize):
University of Miami

Second Place ($500 Prize):
ITESM Campus Querétaro (Mexico)

Third Place ($300 Prize):
University of Central Florida