Jul 13-16

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

The 2017 Festival will be July 13-16, 2017, with Children and Youth Day on July 12.


Jul 15

PSIMES Alumni Event

Pegula Ice Arena, Gate A

Penn State industrial engineering alumni and their families are invited to join the Penn State Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Society (PSIMES) for a behind-the-scenes tour of Pegula Ice Arena.


Aug 12

Summer Commencement

Bryce Jordan Center
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Aug 14

New TA Orientation

311 Leonhard
8:00 a.m.

Graduate students who are servings as teaching assistants (TA) this semester are required to attend this session.


Aug 17

New Graduate Student Orientation

102 Leonhard Building
10:00 a.m.

New graduate students are required to attend orientation sessions as well as SARI training.


Aug 21

Fall classes begin

Aug 22

Graduating Graduate Student Orientation

311 Leonhard
4:30 p.m.

Those graduate students who are planning to graduate in December are required to attend this session to ensure successful completion of all degree requirements.


Aug 23

Undergraduate Student Orientation

22 Deike Building
5:45 p.m.

New students admitted to the industrial engineering program should attend this session that will cover program requirements, departmental resources, and other pertinent information. Pizza and soft drinks will be served.


Sep 04

Labor Day - No classes

Sep 13

IE Career Fair

Days Inn State College
6:00 p.m.

Hosted by the Penn State chapter of the Institute for Industrial and Systems Engineers, this event allows industrial engineering students the opportunity to discuss potential internships, co-ops, or full-time positions with industry representatives.


Sep 22-24

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Training

102 Leonhard Building

The Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers is offering Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Training. The cost for this certification is $500 for students and $850 for alumni and professionals. What you will learn: What you will learn: · Design and develop Six Sigma projects · Determine process capability · Employ the DMAIC process · Perform basic statistical analysis on process measurements · Prepare root cause analysis · Support and champion Six Sigma implementation in your organization · Explain the Six Sigma philosophy Participants will take the 3-hour exam on Sunday afternoon following the end of training in order to receive certificates.


Oct 09-13

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society International Annual Meeting

JW Marriott
Austin, TX

Several faculty and students from the IME department will be presenting research at this annual meeting.


Nov 06-11

Homecoming Week

Penn State Homecoming is one of the largest student-run homecoming organizations in the country, which aims to celebrate tradition and instill pride in all members of the Penn State family through active engagement of students, alumni, faculty and staff across the community.


Nov 11

Military Appreciation Day

Bryce Jordan Center/Beaver Stadium

More than 10,000 members of the military community will gather for a tailgate at the Bryce Jordan Center at 3:00 p.m. before heading to Beaver Stadium to watch the Nittany Lions host Iowa under the lights at 8:00 p.m.


Nov 19-25

Thanksgiving Holiday

No classes


Dec 11-15

Finals Week

No classes


Dec 16

Fall Commencement

Bryce Jordan Center
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Congratulations to our graduating students!


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Home of the first established industrial engineering program in the world, the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) at Penn State has made a name for itself in the engineering industry through its storied tradition of unparalleled excellence and innovation in research, education, and outreach.

We are Innovators. We are Makers. We are Excellence in Engineering. We are Penn State IME.

The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

310 Leonhard Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-7601

FAX: 814-863-4745