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Engineering Student Takes Top Prize in Business Competition

Brandon Naids, who is pursuing a master’s degree in industrial engineering, has won the 2015 UCF Business Model Competition for his presentation about his company Talon Simulations.

The annual event is hosted by the UCF Blackstone LaunchPad, an initiative of the College of Business Administration’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

New UCF Design Class Brings Art, Engineering Students Together

Dr. Robert Hoekstra, an associate professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, was recently named an associate professor of art and is co-teaching this spring with art professor Robert Reedy to bring both fields together in the class Advanced Design Lab. Hoekstra is the first at UCF to share a joint appointment between the art and engineering colleges.

See the full article in UCF Today!

$2.6 Million Gift from Presagis

Oct. 28, 2014 - Presagis, a world leader in Modeling and Simulation software, was recognized for their in-kind gift of the Presagis Suite software valued at $2.6 million. Dr. Michael Georgiopoulos, dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science, was presented with a ceremonial check by Jean-Michel Brière, Presagis General Manager, in an event held in the Lockheed Martin Synthetic Environment Learning Laboratory.

Dr. McCauley BEYA STEM "Promotion of Education" award recipient

Dr. Pamela McCauley, professor in Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, will be receiving the College-Level Promotion of Education award at the 29th BEYA STEM Global Competitiveness Conference in Washington D.C. on February 7, 2015.

Dr. McCauley is being recognized for “demonstrated strong commitment to preserving superior engineering, scientific and technical education programs.”  Congratulations!

http://intouch.ccgmag.com/page/beya_stem_conference/

Dr. Hoekstra's Rhythmic Dancers win Best of Show

90th Anniversary 1st Thursdays: Eclectic Knights VI
September 4, 2014

Dr. Hoekstra’s bronze statue series entitled Rhythmic Dancers was selected as best of show in the 6th annual event for the UCF School of Visual Arts & Design Alumni Chapter at the 90th anniversary of 1st Thursdays: Eclectic Knights VI. The show featured more than 50 works selected by the jury which were created by UCF, alumni, faculty and staff in a variety of media.

Tech companies fuel UCF's new $1 million lab facilities

See the story in the Orlando Sentinel

Dr. Pazour & Faraz Ramtin's research featured in IE Magazine

Assistant Professor Jennifer Pazour and Ph.D. Candidate Faraz Ramtin’s research was highlighted in the August 2014 Industrial Engineering Magazine.  Their research investigates a case-level order-fulfillment technology that is commonly used in cold logistics environments.  They develop models for automated storage and retrieval systems with multiple in-the-aisle pick positions that estimate the average travel times for different design configurations and operating policies.

Gathering Lab, IdeaLab, and Innovation Lab Concepts to be Implemented

eli2, directed by Dr. Timothy Kotnour, has been awarded technology fee funding to construct new labs that will further their mission "to help students discover their burning desire and confidence to create, innovate, collaborate and deliver world-changing solutions". The project spearheaded by eli2 creative director, Dr.

Faculty Honors

Mr. Mark Calabrese, PE, PMP - Recipient of the CECS 2014 Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Congratulations to Mr. Mark Calabrese as he is one of two recipients of the CECS 2014 Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. This award recognizes faculty members with a sustained excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching and contributions to undergraduate learning beyond classroom instruction. He was honored with the Faculty Excellence Award at the 2014 Founders' Day Honors Convocation on April 02, 2014. 
 

Senior Design Team Success!

The Spring 2014 semester had ten Senior Design teams working on real world industrial engineering projects for industry partners, such as Siemens, Publix, Florida Hospital, and Northrop Grumman. Each team consisted of approximately six students and this semester College of Business students worked hand-in-hand with Industrial Engineering students to solve a variety of project deliverables for the first time.

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