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Happy National Engineers Week

Happy National Engineers Week!

Ana-Duque-GreenA 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!

 

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Engineering

No profession unleashes the spirit of innovation like engineering. From research to real-world applications, engineers constantly discover how to improve our lives by creating bold new solutions that connect science to life in unexpected, forward-thinking ways. Few professions turn so many ideas into so many realities. Few have such a direct and positive effort on people’s everyday lives. We are counting on engineers and their imaginations to help us meet the needs of the 21st century.

New Positioning Statement about Engineering from Changing the Conversation: Messages for Improving Public Understanding of Engineering