Students in the Industrial Engineering Technology (IENG) bachelor completion program have started a student chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) at Dunwoody College of Technology.
IIE is a professional society dedicated to the support of the industrial engineering profession by providing leadership for the application, education, training, research and development of industrial engineering.
Dunwoody’s IENG program provides a 2+2 bachelor degree completion option with the skills and theoretical knowledge needed to advance graduates into engineering and management positions in their respective industries.
Three industry professionals involved with IIE attended the Dunwoody chapter’s kickoff meeting on Feb. 10 to discuss how involvement in industry organizations can enhance students’ learning experience: Nate Andrican – Industrial Engineer, Boston Scientific, IIE Twin Cities Student Liaison; Dan Thury – Industrial Engineer, Andersen Corporation, IIE Regional Vice-President; and Jeromy Knapp – Quality Engineer, Stratasys, IIE Twin Cities President-Elect, IENG PAC Member.
Faculty Advisor Janet Nurnberg says the College’s IIE student chapter helps prepare IENG students for careers after graduation by providing members with networking opportunities, tours of local facilities that hire IENG students and professional development.
The chapter of around 15 members is student-led: President Micah Thorson, Vice-President Dylan Olson, Treasurer Richard Brodala, and Secretary Matt Backus. The chapter will host meetings at least twice a semester. Because of students’ daytime work hours, meetings will be held in the evenings.
Thorson says the IENG students are excited for the opportunity to start an IIE student chapter on campus, and are looking forward to the seeing real-world examples of theories they’re learning about in the classroom during IIE business tours and events.
For more information about IENG or the IIE student chapter at Dunwoody, contact Nurnberg at 612-381-3351 or firstname.lastname@example.org.