Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

May 2, 2018

Breaking major ground

Groundbreaking, the ceremonial kick-off to a building’s construction, usually involves several dignitaries lined up with shovels in hand and cameras at the ready.

May 2, 2018  |  Magazine

Fitts-Woolard Hall By the Numbers

Work has begun on Fitts-Woolard Hall, the College’s newest building on NC State’s Centennial Campus. The new home of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering and the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering represents a new funding paradigm for the College and for NC State.

Apr 20, 2018

College announces first-of-its-kind gift, breaks ground on Fitts-Woolard Hall

Two North Carolina State University industrial engineering alumni are supporting the College of Engineering’s newest building with the largest gift given for a campus building naming in NC State’s history. The University on Friday broke ground on Fitts-Woolard Hall, which comes as the result of a $25 million gift from alumni Edward P. Fitts Jr. and Edgar S. Woolard Jr.

May 20, 2014

Engineers find way to lower risk of midair collisions for small aircraft

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed new modifications for technology that helps pilots of small aircraft avoid midair collisions. The modified tools significantly improved pilot response times in making decisions to avert crashes.

Jan 9, 2014

NC State engineering students help North Carolina company save energy, improve processes

The student chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) at North Carolina State University broke new ground when three of its members traveled to a Burlington, NC, hosiery manufacturing facility this fall.

Nov 1, 2013

ISE puts best foot forward during symposium

The Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University played host to industry representatives Oct. 16-18, bringing in world-renowned speakers and showcasing the renovated labs and state-of-the-art equipment in Daniels Hall on NC State’s main campus.

Jul 10, 2012

ISE professor wins faculty advising awards

Dr. Anita Vila-Parrish, teaching assistant professor and director of undergraduate programs in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, received two prestigious advising awards recently.

Dec 9, 2011

Collaboration aimed at automating manufacturing of regenerative medicine therapies

When it comes to manufacturing tissues and organs to cure disease and save lives, regenerative medicine is just like any other industry where automation, quality and efficiency are keys to success. That’s why Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine is teaming up with North Carolina State University’s Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering with the goal of applying the latest advances in industrial engineering to the new field of regenerative medicine.

Apr 15, 2011

King named Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor

Dr. Russell E. King, professor in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been awarded the NC State Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professorship for 2010-11.

Feb 1, 2011

NC State Jenkins MBA, College of Engineering launch dual engineering MBA degree program

The NC State Jenkins MBA program (http://mgt.ncsu.edu/mba/) in the Poole College of Management and the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering (http://www.ise.ncsu.edu/) have announced the launch of a new Master of Industrial Engineering/Master of Business Administration (MIE/MBA) degree, allowing students to obtain both a master’s degree in industrial engineering and an MBA in two years.