We are sad to report the passing of one of the favorite faculty members of the IME Department, Dr. William F. (Bill) Girouard on January 3, 2013, at the age of 91. (Obituary)
Funeral services will be held on January 11, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Family Church in South Pasadena. Reception following (see obituary for details and information about donations in lieu of flowers).
Bill retired from industry at the age of 65 and immediately began teaching full time in the IME Department for the next 20 years. During those years Bill was actively involved with the department, college, and university in a variety of capacities including charing major committees. Bill was a great friend to everyone and a favorite teacher among the students. In 2002 Bill was awarded the highest honor given to a faculty member: The George P. Hart Award for Outstanding Faculty Leadership (press release). Bill said many times that his work at Cal Poly Pomona was the most satisfying of his career. (Polycentric article)
People and Events
Please welcome Dr. Shokoufeh Mirzaei to the IME Department faculty as our newest tenure track faculty member. Assistant Professor Mirzaei recently graduated from Wichita State University with her PhD. in Industrial Engineering.
2012 Valedictorians with the processional banners. Geoffrey Chung (left, Industrial Engineering) and Radu Botnari (right, Manufacturing Engineering)
Manufacturing Engineering Students from the IME Department swept their available events at the WESTEC Manufacturing Challenge in Los Angeles on March 27. Team members are Robby Leuer,
Lance Ideker, Trevor Law (not pictured),
and Donato Corona. Also in the picture on the left are AMS Advisor Dr. Victor Okhuysen. On the right Lance Ideker is shown receiving the William B. Johnson Leadership Award and Scholarship for his great job leading the design effort as well as the student organization, AMS. The AMS team designed and built a 3D printer...an amazing job in a short perior of time. Thanks also to Prof. Dixon Davis for his contributions to the team's effort.
Full-Time Faculty Position Opening
The Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department will be begin accepting applications in Fall 2013 for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Manufacturing Engineering to begin Fall 2014. Position description and application information will posted in the fall quarter.
Part-Time Faculty Openings
We have periodic openings for part-time faculty. If interested, please send a letter of interest and a CV to the IME Department (email). Largest demand is for instructors who can teach 100 and 200 level courses (see catalog descriptions starting on page 274). Applicants must possess at least a masters degree..
Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering are not impacted majors at this time. If you are interested in an exciting career in either of these fields, please apply or see below for additional information .
Derek Nakamoto Competes in American Ninja Competiton
IE major Derek Nakamoto is participating in American Ninja program on TV. He learned how to compete by taking the IME Ninja Option and learning all his tricks from Ninja masters Drs. Abedini and Okhuysen. Click here to see Derek in action
Items of Interest
IE Graduate Linda Russell (2004) (bio) has been writing and recording music for her latest musical group Light Drive. Click here to visit her website and hear some of her music.
IE Student Kim Collins (far right) is President of the Broncettes Dance Team of Cal Poly Pomona. The Broncettes perform at basketball games and other campus events.
IME on the JMT - Aleksandra Davis (BS Business, MS Business), Dixon Davis (MFE, MSEM), David Rosenkrantz (MFE student), IME Professor Phil Rosenkrantz, and Bill De Witt (MFE) on the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California
Internal IIE Vice President Amanda Smith wins First Place at the International Academic Portion of the Predictive Analytics with Simulation Conference held in Orlando, Florida. The competition was hosted in conjunction with the 2011 ProModel Solution Conference. The other two finalists were teams from Mexico and the United Kingdom.Miss Smith was judged by a panel of industry and academic professionals. Among them was the co-author of the Simulation using ProModel textbook that is used at CPP and creator of the ProModel software, Dr. Charles Harrell (shown in photo). She brought home not only a two-thousand dollar cash award, but 20 temporary full licenses of the ProModel software to be installed on the lab computers in Building 17. Sample of Mandee's simulation
IIE Awards - Cal Poly Pomona industrial engineeing students, faculty, and officers at the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) International Conference in May. Shown in the center is IE student Ben Tran who won First Place in the International Paper Competition (second place was Georgia Tech). Faculty Advisor Dr. Kamran Abedini is second from right. On the far right is IIE officer and Industrial Advisory Council member Kaz Takeda.Polycentric article
25th Anniversary of the Challenger Disaster - Students and Faculty from Professor Davis and Dolske's EGR 402 Ethical Considerations class attended a symposium at Chapman University honoring the seven astronauts who lost their lives inthe Challenger Space Shuttle disaster 25 years ago. Also shown in picture is "Whistleblower" Richard C. Cook and Project Engineer Allan McDonald who tried to stop the launch at the Cape. Each have subsequently written books about their experiences.