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Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

  • June 11, 2021

    rocket liftoff from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

    RIT wins award to develop game design training platform as part of NASA’s Moon-to-Mars Mission

    RIT faculty-researchers will develop a game-design training system that could help astronauts maintain balance, motor skills, and other cognitive functions while in space. NASA, in partnership with the National Space Grant Foundation, has selected six university teams, including RIT, to develop innovative design ideas that will help NASA advance and execute its Moon to Mars exploration objectives.

  • May 7, 2021

    A woman stands on a stairwell.

    Home grown leader builds a people-oriented industrial engineering career

    Laura Discavage originally wanted to go to an out-of-state college, but RIT’s engineering program intrigued her. She learned about RIT while growing up from her mom, Maria Burgio ’87 (computer science). And after a conversation with a family friend about his work as an industrial engineer, she applied to RIT, and found the community she was seeking.

  • April 7, 2021

    Nabil Nasr and Iris Rivero.

    Engineering leaders honored as 2021 IISE Fellows

    The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers has named Nabil Nasr, associate provost and founding director of RIT’s Golisano Institute of Sustainability, and Iris Rivero, head of RIT’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, as Fellows, an honor that recognizes outstanding leaders of the profession who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to industrial and systems engineering.

  • February 3, 2021

    side-by-side portraits of Patti Cyr and Jennifer O’Neill.

    Podcast: A KEEN Eye for Engineering  

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 43: The KEEN Engineering Unleashed network is driving change in engineering education. Patti Cyr, lecturer in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, and Jennifer O’Neill, assistant professor in the College of Engineering Technology, discuss what the entrepreneurial mindset is and how connections to the network are providing an edge for RIT students.

  • January 28, 2021

    woman holding box of COVID-19 rapid tests.

    Alumna helps ramp up rapid test manufacturing for national company

    Dimple Joseph’s short-term assignment last year turned out to be a “really big start up.” As part of the healthcare company Abbott, Joseph contributed to the main manufacturing site’s readiness to produce the company’s new BinaxNOW Rapid Test, which meets the growing demand for testing options as pandemic cases rise.