ASEE video promotes engineering management and systems engineering

A new video produced for ASEE TV profiles Missouri S&T’s engineering management and systems engineering department and highlights the upcoming 50th anniversary of engineering management as a discipline.

The video is being shown during the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) annual conference, which is being held June 26-29 in New Orleans.

This fall, Missouri S&T will celebrate the 50th anniversary of engineering management. The discipline was invented on this campus under the leadership of Bernard Sarchet, the founding department chair.

How engineering could help you survive a zombie apocalypse

Dr. Ivan G. Guardiola's 2012 course dealt with surviving an attack from creatures like these from the TV series "The Walking Dead." (Photo via AMC.)

Dr. Ivan G. Guardiola’s 2012 course dealt with surviving an attack from creatures like these from the TV series “The Walking Dead.” (Photo credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC.)

Not every university prepares budding engineers and managers to survive a zombie apocalypse while teaching them how to manage global supply chains or large-scale industrial operations. [Read more…]

Social networks can strengthen knowledge-sharing

Missouri S&T researchers say specialized social networks can strengthen knowledge-sharing in the healthcare sector.

Missouri S&T researchers say specialized social networks can strengthen knowledge-sharing in the healthcare sector.

Contrary to the notion that social networks are time-wasters, they could improve project management and the spread of specialized knowledge in the healthcare sector and possibly other large organizations, according to new research from Missouri University of Science and Technology. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T student earns INCOSE doctoral award

Systems engineering student Siddhartha Agarwal. photo by Sam O'Keefe, Missouri S&T.

Systems engineering student Siddhartha Agarwal. Photo by Sam O’Keefe, Missouri S&T.

Siddhartha Agarwal, a doctoral candidate in systems engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has received the 2014 Stevens Doctoral Award for Promising Research in Systems Engineering and Integration from the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Foundation. The award, which will be presented at the group’s annual INCOSE International Symposium on Tuesday, July 1, in Henderson, Nevada, includes a $5,000 grant.

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Lean systems detailed in new book by S&T prof

LeanSystemsOrganizations implement lean systems to improve their operations by getting rid of waste, or anything that does not add value to the product or service. A new book co-authored by a professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology uses real-world case studies to demonstrate how lean tools are being used in manufacturing, service and healthcare. [Read more…]

S&T PhD student receives INCOSE doctoral award

Lou Pape, a doctoral candidate in systems engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology from St. Louis, has received the 2013 Stevens Doctoral Award for Promising Research in Systems Engineering and Integration from the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Foundation. The award, which was presented at the group’s annual INCOSE International Symposium in Philadelphia, Pa., carries a $5,000 grant. [Read more…]

S&T Ph.D. student selected to attend symposium

A graduate student from Missouri S&T is one of 81 of the nation’s
brightest engineers selected to attend the National Academy of Engineers 14th
annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in September.

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UMR students to help small Missouri town with economic development

Eight student teams from the University of Missouri-Rolla will present their economic development plans for Newburg, Mo., to the town’s residents from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the old Houston House in Newburg.

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UMR plans to offer new doctoral degree in systems engineering

The University of Missouri-Rolla plans to offer a doctoral degree in systems engineering to respond to the growing need for trained systems engineers. The program will build upon the success of the university’s master’s degree program in systems engineering, which attracts students from The Boeing Co., the U.S. Air Force and many other diverse companies and laboratories.

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St. Louis artificial intelligence conference set for Nov. 5-8

The latest breakthroughs in “smart” engineering system design techniques – from artificial intelligence to data mining – will be covered during ANNIE 2006, the Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering conference to be held Nov. 5-8 at the St. Louis Pavilion Hotel in St. Louis.

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