What is Industrial Engineering?
Industrial engineers encourage people to collaborate and help businesses, laboratories and other institutions run more smoothly.
We have all experienced situations that could use the skills of an industrial engineer: long lines at the bank, paperwork that gets lost in the mail, stores that run out of products.
Industrial engineers are often called “big picture” engineers, because they look at systems as a whole and come up with ways to improve them. They help people accomplish tasks safely, quickly and cost effectively.
As an industrial engineer, you could design warehouses that store goods more efficiently, or you might use ergonomics to make workplaces safer for employees. You could even work at amusement parks, finding ways to move customers more easily through long lines. Industrial engineers can be found working in hospitals, banks, airline companies and government agencies.
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Senior Nicole Hayes is the recipient of the 2018-19 S. Balachandran Service Scholarship, one of five scholarships awarded nationally each year by Alpha Pi Mu, the industrial engineering honor society.
Pierson will spend the summer conducting research at the U.S. Air Force Research Lab with the goal of making custom 3D-printed maintenance parts accessible for warfighters in the field.
Nick Shallcross has earned a military research scholarship to further his research into decision-making in Department of Defense purchasing programs.
The Arkansas Alumni Association has selected Kaitlin Smithey as a Senior of Significance for 2019.
Industrial Engineering Global Study Opportunities
Opportunities exist for Industrial Engineering students to enhance their educational experience