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.
Seniors Madeline Suellentrop and Jaclyn Walls have each earned a scholarship from Alpha Pi Mu, the industrial engineering honor society.
A team of researchers at the U of A has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to establish the first ever Research Experience for Teachers site in Arkansas.
Coleman Warren has been selected as a finalist for the 2021 Harry S. Truman Scholarship. His selection puts him among the top students dedicated to a career in public service in the country.
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