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"Why IE and What is IE" Seminar

Published on: August 30, 2016 | Views: 486

A uhtor: Michelle   Editor: Albert Evans On April 18, 2016, Dr. Besterfield-Sacre, visited SCUPI and gave a seminar on “Why IE and What is IE”. Dr. Besterfield-Sacre is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering, and Director of the Engineering Education Research Center, University of Pittsburgh. Minking Chyu, Dean of SCUPI, Dr. Renee Clark, Director of Assessment, Engineering Education Research Center, University of Pittsburgh, Dr. TZ Mai, Calculus Professor, Dr. Xinfeng Quan, Assistant Professor, and all SCUPI Industrial Engineering Freshmen attended the seminar.

Industrial Engineering is concerned with the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, material, information, equipment, and energy. It draws upon specialized knowledge and skills in the mathematical, physical, and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design to specify, predict, and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems.

Industrial Engineering is the branch of engineering that focuses on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of systems and processes. It’s a broad field, and there are opportunities in any type of industry. The IE program offered at Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, ranks in the top 20 in the US. It provides students with international study opportunities, wider industrial connections and relationships, and an active student body.

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