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If you’re seeking to be involved beyond your local chapter, it’s time to consider a post as a regional vice president, member of the board of trustees or a non-BOT leadership position. IIE has three slots open on the BOT and in its regional vice presidencies, along with one non-BOT position as vice president of technical operations. The deadline for nominations is May 7.
Four Japanese automakers including Toyota and Nissan are recalling 3.4 million vehicles sold around the world because airbags supplied by Takata Corp. are at risk of catching fire or injuring passengers, according to an April 11, 2013, report from Yahoo! News.
Industrial and government health and safety inspectors could find their work environments safer through an innovation developed by a Purdue University graduate student, according to the university.
The ABET Board of Directors elected K.J. (Jamie) Rogers, Ph.D., P.E., as its 2013-14 president-elect on March 23. She has been a representative director from the Institute of Industrial Engineers on the ABET Board of Directors since 2008.
Dennis Oates of FedEx will be IIE's new president-elect and CFO beginning April 1. Oates is vice president, postal operations and engineering for FedEx SmartPost in New Berlin, Wis., and has been an IIE member since 1993.
The Engineers Week Foundation has released its 2013 list for New Faces of Engineering, including IIE's nominee Mallory Soldner. All of the nominees appeared in an ad in USA Today on Feb. 18 as part of their recognition.
The IIE Asian Conference 2013 is scheduled for July 18-20 at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in Taipei, Taiwan. Abstract deadline is March 18.
The first international workshop on enterprise transformation will be held March 18 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. According to the event website, the workshop will include a session with the editors of IIE's Journal of Enterprise Transformation.
Did you see Apple CEO and industrial engineer Tim Cook was almost named "Person of the Year"? Read this profile in Time magazine about his transition into leadership at Apple and how the company has changed since the passing away of Apple icon Steve Jobs.
Disney is beginning to implement a new management system called McMagic+, which incorporates RFID bracelets into the visitors' experience at theme park, according to this Jan. 7, 2013, article from The New York Times.
Doctors may soon be using a system in the operating room that recognizes hand gestures as commands to tell a computer to browse and display medical images of the patient during a surgery, according to researchers at Purdue University.
Ronald Askin from Arizona State University and Thomas Boucher from Rutgers University have been selected as the new editors-in-chief for two of IIE's research journals.
Forbes has posted the results of a study predicting the top 10 best jobs that require a bachelor’s degree for 2013. Industrial engineer just makes the list, coming in at No. 10.
IIE and industrial engineering had an opportunity to be featured in the television show "Today in America," hosted by Terry Bradshaw. The show airs a series on American industry, specifically focusing on meeting today's workforce demands through training and education. Click on the headline to learn more and see broadcast times and dates for the segment on IIE.