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Tag: Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Apr 28, 2021

Questions for Julie Swann

Julie Swann, head of the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, is an expert on supply chains and pandemics and has provided guidance on COVID-19 vaccine distribution. 

NC State student working at mobile computer

Apr 28, 2021

Think and Lead: Master’s program offers management training for engineers

In today’s ever-shifting job climate, professionals value flexibility and the College’s newly redesigned Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program offers just that. Along with traditional concentrations in entrepreneurship and supply chain management, the program includes what organizers call a “choose-your-own-adventure” track, where students are allowed to pick their own classes to align with their interests and career goals. 

The Belltower against colorful clouds at sunset.

Mar 30, 2021

Alumni and friends of the College help set new Day of Giving record

The College of Engineering turned out strong for North Carolina State University’s Day of Giving 2021 on March 24, raising more than $6 million from 1,615 gifts - both records for the College. 

Jun 10, 2020

Work by faculty members and students has made a difference for healthcare workers

Faculty members and students in the College of Engineering are wrapping up months of work spent creating personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Dr. Julie Swann

Mar 25, 2020

Q&A: Dr. Julie Swann on healthcare impacts from COVID-19

In this Q&A, we asked Dr. Julie Swann, A. Doug Allison Professor in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, about the impacts that the COVID-19 outbreak is having on the U.S. healthcare system. 

When the College broke ground on Riddick Engineering Laboratories in 1949, Engineering Dean J. Harold Lampe took things a little further, taking a seat in the cab of a steam shovel being used to begin grading work for the project.

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. 

Artist rendering of Fitts-Woolard Hall

May 2, 2018

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. 

Artist rendering of Fitts-Woolard Hall

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.