The IME Department nominated two students—Bao Bui and Kevin Pedley—to participate in the first undergraduate workshop offered during the annual conference of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE). This year’s conference—held in Seattle, May 21-24—featured keynote speakers followed by several panels and team-based project competitions.
“I was extremely excited to be nominated to attend the conference,” Bui said. He took advantage of all that an in-person conference offers—he talked with industry experts and learned more about the field and job opportunities, met professors from other universities and discussed their academic experiences, and formed bonds to help re-energize the IISE chapter at UWM.
Bao also took part in a design competition in which competitors were tasked with using emerging technologies in a new way. (Click here for a short slide show of the team’s final presentation: Emerging Technology and Life in the Future: Virtual Applied Concepts in Mathematic Courses.)
The IISE conference is a forum for exchanging knowledge and discoveries in the industrial and systems engineering research and practitioner communities.
The students’ participation was funded by the National Science Foundation.