Penn State Industrial Engineering Celebrates 100 Years of World-Class Education

The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State, University Park, will celebrate its centennial in 2009.

University Park, PA, August 17, 2008 --( Plans were recently announced for a celebration to honor the 100th anniversary of the Penn State Industrial Engineering Department. A series of activities and events to commemorate the centennial are scheduled for April 3 - 4, 2009.

The IE centennial celebration will be a memorable event celebrating the accomplishments of the department, its faculty, staff and students over the last hundred years. The celebration will also focus on the future goals of the department and its mission to produce world-class, globally aware industrial engineers.

More than 500 alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends are expected to participate in the weekend’s activities at the University Park campus.

The celebration will kick off on Friday, April 3 at the Leonhard Building, with activities including a welcome picnic, Leonhard Building tours, campus tours, robot golf, children’s activities and a Saturday evening reception. A centennial book that illustrates the remarkable history of the department will also be exhibited, with copies available for those in attendance. A complete schedule of events with specific times and locations will be completed later this year.

Founded in 1909, the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering is the oldest industrial engineering department in the nation and currently ranks as a top 5 program in the country. With a roster of 25 student-oriented faculty members, Penn State IE focuses on quality, hands-on education and concentrates on addressing today’s most pressing issues through innovative research in our state-of-the-art facilities.

Penn State University Industrial Engineering
Tara Carson, Marketing Manager