A word from Department Head, Dr. Ed Pohl...
The summer is passing by quickly and students will soon be returning for the fall semester. We are eager to share with you some highlights of the events and newsworthy items from the past year. The campus continues to grow with a reported enrollment in the fall 2016 term of 27,194! The college and department continue to experience steady growth as well. There are more than 200 undergraduates (Sophomore-Senior) and over 50 graduate students in our Industrial Engineering programs and over 500 students in our Operations Management program. We are very proud of the many accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We are happy to share these accomplishments with you. I hope you enjoy the remainder of your summer.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. is making a $2.75 million investment in the University
of Arkansas to create the J.B. Hunt Innovation Center of Excellence. The center will
be a collaborative effort between the company, the College of Engineering and the
Sam M. Walton College of Business to advance supply chain management efficiency through
With a new $1.4 million award from the U.S. Department of Transportation, researchers at the University of Arkansas and their collaborators at five other institutions have renewed the status of the Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center, or MarTREC, as a Tier 1 University Transportation Center.
Harry Pierson, assistant professor of industrial engineering, has been appointed as
a fellow in the 2017 Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program at AFRL-Materials
The University of Arkansas Teaching Academy recently inducted five new Fellows and
named the finalists and the recipient of the 2016 Dr. John and Mrs. Lois Imhoff Award
for Outstanding Teaching and Student Mentorship.
Pohl advises all industrial engineering students (about 250 students) and teaches predominantly tough, required, lower division courses and sets very high, but achievable, standards for her students.
Gregory S. Parnell, research professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering,
has just published his third book, Trade-off Analytics: Creating and Exploring the System Tradespace.
This book is written for upper undergraduate students and graduate students studying systems design, systems engineering, industrial engineering, and engineering management.
The Industrial Engineering Department and the U of A were well represented at the recent annual conference of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) in Pittsburgh.
The first Annual Capstone Symposium was held May 3rd in the in the Verizon Ballroom
at the Arkansas Student Union, on the University of Arkansas campus. Students setup
their research in a exhibit/poster session fashion and were available to give an overview
and answer questions regarding their project.
Ashliegh Hegwood, recent alumna was recognized by the University of Arkansas Alumni
Association and David Cox was recognized by the Department of Industrial Engineering.
Luisa Janer Rubio, Payam Parsa and Alireza Sheikh-zadeh were all recognized at conferences
and by scholarships for their outstanding research and achievements.
The University of Arkansas College of Engineering honored 16 graduates with College
of Engineering Alumni Awards at its annual banquet on Saturday, April 29, at the Hilton
Garden Inn in Fayetteville.
The awards recognize alumni of the college who have demonstrated exceptional professional and personal accomplishments and made important contributions to their professions and communities.
The Collis R. Geren award is given to faculty and staff members who demonstrate exceptional
commitment to graduate education. The award was initiated in 2010 in honor of Geren,
who served as the dean of the University of Arkansas Graduate School for nearly 20