Advisory Board Chair Notes | Ed Fitts

Advisory Board Chair Notes | May 2017

I look forward to penning this article for each issue of inGear as it brings a fresh opportunity to showcase our department’s exceptional efforts toward engineering a brighter future.

As part of NC State’s homecoming celebrations last fall, ISE hosted a panel of dynamic industry experts from the Triangle area to discuss the future of 3D printing and advanced manufacturing. These thought leaders shared insights from their professional experience and illuminated the potential of 3D printing when applied to healthcare solutions to a captivated audience of alumni, students, faculty and community business leaders.

Special congratulations are due to Tim McGlothlin, executive director of The Ergonomics Center, who has been named president-elect of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). Tim will lead the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession.

Finally, our entire NC State ISE community deserves recognition as we celebrate another year ranked in the top 15 industrial, manufacturing and systems engineering graduate programs in the United States. Compiled by the U.S. News and World Report, these rankings reflect the opinions of academics at our peer institutions who recognize NC State ISE as a standout program poised to deliver the field’s next generation of intellectual leaders.

Ed Fitts, BSIE 1961
ISE Advisory Board Chair