Purdue IE Webletter

Winter 2013
Looking forward . . . to an exciting 2013!

Abhi DeshmukhGreetings to all of the Purdue IE family! 

As we enter into the new year, we're pleased to bring you the winter edition of our quarterly newsletter.  Many exciting changes are taking place as our School continues to rethink IE for the coming generations.  I think this will be evident to you in the stories below -- I particularly encourage you to view our video and take a look at IE Impact, if you haven't already.

It is my expectation that these changes will only accelerate as we move into a new calendar year.  A new energy is palpable in Grissom Hall (aided by a few small, but effective remodeling projects -- with more to come) and I encourage you to stop by and experience that energy for yourself when you next make it back to campus.

Best wishes to all of you for a happy and prosperous 2013!

Abhijit Deshmukh (PhD, '93)
Head, School of Industrial Engineering

Purdue Engineering plans for strategic growth with bold new initiative

Dean Leah JamiesonAs you may have heard, last fall Purdue Engineering announced a bold initiative to increase the size of its faculty by 30% over the next five years.  Industrial Engineering and the other Schools are currently in the process of searching for those faculty members who will help keep Purdue on the cutting edge of engineering education in the coming years.
Purdue Engineering plans for strategic growth with bold new initiative

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Purdue IE featured in video at INFORMS

Purdue IE videoPurdue Industrial Engineering was the subject of a six-minute video shown during the 2012 INFORMS conference in Phoenix.  The video highlights some innovative research currently taking place at Purdue, and explores ways in which Purdue is working to rethink IE.
Watch the video...
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IE alums, students and faculty come together at recognition banquet

Chuck ArmstrongMany aspects of the Purdue IE family came together in early November for the Purdue IE Recognition Banquet.  Scholarship and fellowship recipients were recognized, as were the generous alums who made it all possible.  Seattle Mariners' president Chuck Armstrong (BSIE '65, left) spoke to the group about his days as a student on the West Lafayette campus.
IE alums, students and faculty come together at recognition banquet

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IE Impact now available online

IE Impact, Fall 2012The most recent issue of IE Impact mailed in October 2012.  For our international alums and others who may not have received a copy, it is now available online. You'll learn about new energy research taking place at IE, how one alum's efforts still benefits students today and how we're looking to lead the nation with our exciting rethink IE initiative.
IE Impact now available online

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IE Senior featured as a Purdue "Funmaker"

Lane KonkelIn addition to dealing with the rigors of her senior year as an Industrial Engineering student, Lane Konkel of Brookfield, Wisconsin also finds time to lead the "Paint Crew" -- that boisterous student block that cheers on coach Matt Painter's men's basketball team at every home game. 


Keep Purdue IE in the loop!

We like to think of Purdue IE as one big extended family -- with about 8,000 members! It's tough to keeps tabs on so many people, so we'd like your help in keeping us all connected.

If you've changed jobs, had a new child, received a promotion or discovered that your next-door neighbor in Bugtussle, Nebraska is also a Purdue IE, drop us a note and/or photograph at: IEalumni@purdue.edu.

We'll feature these items in future issues of the Purdue IE Webletter!

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