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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.

Rana Riad - Order of Pegasus Award

The Industrial Engineering & Management Systems department is proud to announce & celebrate: Ms. Rana Riad a recipient of the 2014 Order of Pegasus Award! “Order of Pegasus is the most prestigious and significant award a student can attain at the University of Central Florida. Order of Pegasus recognizes exemplary performance by UCF bachelor's degree students in the areas of academic achievement, outstanding university involvement, leadership, and community service.”

Why UCF?

Christopher Nicholas, Benjamin Schepler, Mauricio Rodriguez, David Larrea, Christopher Ulrich, Lindsey Grinels, and Michael Lopez, students in Dr. Rabelo's Project Engineering (EIN 5140) class produced a documentary promoting the engineering program at UCF. Their film titled Why UCF? A Documentary won first place in the Project Engineering graduate course for best overall film in the summer 2013 semester.

Dr. Mansooreh Mollaghasemi inspires potential STEM students

Dr. Mansooreh Mollaghasemi addressed students on why STEM education and simulation are important to their future and the future of United States at The Lou Frey Institute’s Fall 2013 Symposium, SIMULATION: EVOLUTIONARY PAST, BOUNDLESS FUTURE, at UCF on September 30, 2013. The Institute hosted over 500 students from across the State of Florida on UCF’s campus to provide an opportunity to learn about, see, and use various simulation approaches to important problems or issues. Dr. Mollaghasemi has been very active in her quest to inspire future STEM students.

Central Florida Alpha Phi Mu wins 2nd Place

Alpha Pi Mu's Student Chapter at UCF won 2nd place in the National 2013 Outstanding Chapter Award! Special credit goes to the 2013 officers: President: Dunia Villaverde, Vice President: Alex Pratt, Treasurer: Josh Patzner, and Secretary: Megan Wetzel and of course their faculty advisor, Dr. Jennifer Pazour. Alpha Pi Mu gives recognition to students in Industrial Engineering who have shown exceptional academic interests and abilities, leadership, ethicality, sociability, and widespread interest.

Alumnus Lieutenant Colonel Greg Fortier takes Command

IEMS Distinguished Alumnus, Lieutenant Colonel Greg Fortier took over as the 45th Commander of the United States Naval Test Pilot School on October 18, 2013. IEMS instructor, Mark Calabrese, attended the ceremony as a guest at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland.

LTC Fortier holds Bachelors of Science in Operations Research from the United States Military Academy and a Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida.

SVAD PREMIERE & EXHIBITION 2013

Anastasia Angelopoulou and Konstantinos Mykoniatis, IEMS PhD students, participated in the SVAD PREMIERE & EXHIBITION 2013 with the project 'UCF Smart Mailbox.' Their project won the Best of Show Award.

Tatiana Viecco receives 2013 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Tatiana Viecco was selected to receive a 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. She was selected based on her outstanding abilities and accomplishments, as well as her potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. NSF received over 13,000 applications for the 2013 competition, and made only 2,000 award offers. Tatiana will be graduating from UCF this Spring.

Dr. Christopher Geiger named IIE Student Chapter Outstanding Faculty Advisor

Congratulations Dr. Christopher Geiger, on being named IIE Student Chapter Outstanding Faculty Advisor Southeast Region in 2013! This award recognizes advisors that have demonstrated substantial contributions to the chapter by supporting officers and student activities through excellence as a teacher, advisor, and mentor. Thank you for your service and dedication to your students, chapters, and IIE.

Dr. Jennifer Pazour wins prestigious 2013 Young Investigator Award from ONR

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Pazour who was awarded the prestigious 2013 Young Investigator Award from ONR. The receipt of this award is an outstanding recognition as one of the top up and coming young faculty in the nation. This is among only 16 awards made nationwide awarded to young faculty members who show exceptional promise for doing creative research.

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