Apollo 11 at 50: Lessons from humanity's greatest engineering feat

Anniversary celebration shines a spotlight on the moon mission's systems, models and connections
By Barrett S. Caldwell

Converting waste leads to a sustainable future

New processes create alternative energy, building materials while keeping refuse from landfills
By Gurram Gopal and Shruthi Suresh

Human factor productivity improvement

Effective leaders guide employees to take ownership of company's progress
By Saso Krstovski

Mastering negotiation skills can benefit engineers

Use of questions, empathy, storytelling help boost cooperation, team-building
By Dean Kaplan


Top stories in this month's news from the field

  • Dutch designers offer to restore Notre Dame cathedral with its charred remains as material
  • Computer program reveals what neurons in the visual cortex prefer to look at
  • Omnicell debuts center to display its autonomous pharmacy at Florida plant
  • Entrepreneur devises IV tubes illuminated by fiber optics to aid medication
  • Texting thumb, selfie elbow among stress injuries more common in digital age
  • Study looks at how machines, people will collaborate in 'smart factories'
  • Supply chain tracking system shines light on inhumane conditions in cocoa trade
  • Autodesk project creates lighter seats for huge fuel savings
  • Book of the month: Can You Hear Me? How to Connect With People in a Virtual World


Performance by Kevin McManus

Learning from left field

Management by Paul Engle

Career planning and development

Health Systems by Tarun Mohan Lal

Patient experience: Time for a transformation

Supply Chain by Jim Tompkins

Optimal isn’t what it used to be

Member Forum by Caitlin Kenney

Enhance your career with a PE


This month in IISE news ...

  • Informative and inspirational addresses highlight IISE event in Orlando
  • N.C. State’s Wysk accepts Gilbreth award at Annual Conference honors banquet
  • Student researchers cited for study on lathe risks
  • Houston conference offers top speakers and lean and Six Sigma innovation
  • IISE chapters busy at conferences, study tours

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ISE magazine - December 2020


December 2020 issue

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2020 Winning Videos:
Inspiring Future ISEs

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University of Miami

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

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