Archive for Industrial and Systems

Within the last 100 years, a shift in the United States economy has occurred. Previously, the workforce was comprised of predominantly farmers. Today, less than 3 percent of the workforce is in the agricultural sector. To accommodate this shift, manufacturing productivity must increase. Dr. Andrew …


Overcoming poverty, adversity and obstacles in life, Israel Escamilla Jr., a graduate of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, earned a place in the 2017 Twelve Under Twelve Young Alumni Spotlight sponsored by The Association of Former Students. As a fres…


Students in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University embarked upon an adventure to Egypt during the winter break as part of the college of engineering’s study abroad program. The trip was the first during the winter semester that included all departments from …


Each year, the Texas A&M University Veteran Resource & Support Center polls graduating student veterans for the one faculty or staff member who helped them the most during their time on campus. In December, three members from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering were recogniz…


Dr. Lewis Ntaimo, associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, and former Ph.D. student, Tanisha Cotton, were awarded second place in the Institution for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Minority Issues Forum (MIF) …


Seniors in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University enroll in the Capstone Senior Design course to apply their education to real-world problems currently facing businesses. The students gain valuable experiences while sponsor companies benefit from the faculty…


Dr. Lewis Ntaimo, associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, former Ph.D. student Julian Gallego-Arrubla and Curt Stripling of the Texas A&M Forest Service, were awarded this year’s INFORMS Section on Energy, Natural Resources and the…


Dr. Alaa Elwany, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, is the principal investigator on a team that was recently awarded a $200,000 contract from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The contract is part of a $1 million grant from…


There are certain defining moments in life – events that mold us into the individuals we continue to grow to become. Brent Lyon, chairman of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Advisory Council at Texas A&M University, recounted several that have shaped his life and career. Lyo…


Dr. Alaa Elwany, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the 2017 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). The award recognizes manufacturing engine…


­As a graduate student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, Karla Gonzalez Coronado is passionate about helping make the road to graduate school a bit smoother for her peers. When approached by Dr. Sonia Garcia, senior director of Access and Inclusion…


Aggies are known for being genuine, helpful and hospitable. Two juniors in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University follow the same desire to serve others in their own unique way. Sara Lance and Kevin Lee are reaching outside the typical realm of industrial en…


High workload and stress are becoming major contributors to medical errors in modern nursing. Nurses interact with a wide range of medical equipment in a highly collaborative environment to provide care for multiple patients. Dr. Farzan Sasangohar, assistant professor in the Department of Industria…


Kathryn Tippey, a Ph.D. graduate of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected to receive the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Association Outstanding Student Researcher award for her work in investigating human factors of weather…


Changwon Son, Ph.D. student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, won the Best Poster Presentation award at the Texas A&M Conference on Energy. The inaugural event featured aspects of energy-related research conducted at Texas A&M with diverse i…