ISE News and Events

ISE celebrated the 2014 graduating class with the commencement luncheon on May 22. Congratulations to the 41 Industrial and Management Engineering graduates!  Picture shows class of 2014 with advisor Cheng Hsu.

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As the oil industry prepares to exploit the Arctic's vast resources, the United States is inadequate in its preparedness for an oil spill in the region, according to a report released on April 23 by the National Research Council (NRC). ISE Research Faculty Dr. Martha Grabowski is the chair of this report. The 183-page report marks the first time in more than ten years that the NRC, an arm of the National Academy of Sciences, has taken a comprehensive look at the impact of oil and gas exploration in the Arctic.
The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) 2.0 is a national effort appointed by President Obama to secure U.S. leadership in emerging technologies that will create high-quality manufacturing jobs and enhance America’s global competitiveness. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and GlobalFoundries are proud to co-host the AMP 2.0 Regional Meeting on April 24, 2014.

The IIE Student Chapter at RPI along with IIE Headquarters are proud to present to all engineering students at RPI a short course in Green Belt. The course will be conducted on campus during a weekend in late March or early April. An instructor from IIE will teach the course which will be followed by an exam on Sunday afternoon. Students successfully completing the course will receive a Green Belt Certification from IIE.

Richard Garrett, a doctoral student in ISE, was awarded a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fellowship via the Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA) at Rutgers University. Richard’s research is on providing decision support for optimizing oil spill response resource allocation in the Alaskan Arctic in partnership with the United States Coast Guard.

Institute News

Troy, N.Y. — Eva Mungai has a long-term goal. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Mungai moved to the United States in 2005 with her family, who settled in Palo Alto, California. A desire to focus on undergraduate research led Mungai to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Mungai will receive a degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer during the 211th Commencement Ceremony May 20. Following graduation, she will head to the University of Michigan, where she plans to pursue her master’s and Ph.D.
Troy, N.Y. — In many cultures, name has meaning. Born in Xi’an, China, on a snowy day in February, Haoxue (Lily) Yan says that the literal translation of her first name means “white snow,” but it also means “studious and eager to learn.” Yan says that she always thought her parents were clever for coming up with that name.
The typical path for earning an architecture degree is five years of classes, studio work, and field experiences. Richard Abendroth, Class of 2017, took a somewhat different path—choosing to serve his country along the way.
On Monday, April 10, 2017, John C. Corelli, professor emeritus of nuclear engineering and engineering physics at Rensselaer, passed away.
Troy, N.Y. — Jennifer Pazour, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been selected to receive the Dr. Hamed K. Eldin Outstanding Early Career IE in Academia Award.