A highlight of the last year has been getting to work with Ana Gabriela Duque and Sergio Pequito on research understanding how industrial hemp fiber can be used in the fashion industry. Ana – interested in sustainability and fashion – identified this timely research topic. She is a superstar undergraduate researcher, whom I have learned a ton about the supply chains of industrial hemp fiber. In honor of National Engineers Week, RPI’s Every Day Matters blog featured Ana and her research “Towards Green Fashion Design: A Systems Engineer’s Perspective”.
Another highlight of this year has been working with undergraduates Anand Gandhi and Fiona Flynn to create hands-on presentations about our on-demand resource allocation research. As part of RPI’s Engineering Ambassadors, they’ve put their creative juices to work making an engaging presentation and hands-on activity to motivate our research to middle and high school students. This is my second group of Engineering Ambassadors I’ve been privileged to work with. Last year, Fiona Flynn and Brook Rulewich created an Introduction to Industrial and Systems Engineering, all through the eyes of optimizing traffic.
Finally, the world needs more industrial and systems engineers. Check out this video to find out why.
Happy National Engineers Week!