Engineering Faculty Travel to North Carolina to Connect With Educators and Students

From left, U of A professor Ed Pohl; Om Yadav, chair of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at North Carolina A&T State University; and U of A professor Burak Eksioglu.
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From left, U of A professor Ed Pohl; Om Yadav, chair of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at North Carolina A&T State University; and U of A professor Burak Eksioglu.

Two professors from the Department of Industrial Engineering recently traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina, to visit North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Burak Eksioglu, professor and graduate program chair, and Ed Pohl, professor and department head, met with undergraduate students in an effort to recruit graduate students.

The team gave a presentation covering the opportunities available with the Department of Industrial Engineering at the U of A to undergraduate seniors. They also attended the Freshman Innovation Challenge while on campus. The overarching goal for trips of this nature is to reach out and recruit some of the top students from underrepresented schools into the U of A College of Engineering.

About the Department of Industrial Engineering: The Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Arkansas was founded in 1950, led by department head John L. Imhoff who believed deeply in the global impact of industrial engineering. Today, the department averages over 200 undergraduate students and over 40 doctoral and master's students. In addition, the department has three online master's degrees: the Master of Science in Operations Management, Master of Science in Engineering Management and Master of Science in Operations Analytics. These three programs alone enroll over 600 students each academic year. To learn more about the Department of Industrial Engineering please visit our website.

Contacts

Tamara O. Ellenbecker, website developer
Department of Industrial Engineering
479-575-3157, tellenbe@uark.edu

Jennifer P. Cook, director of communications
College of Engineering
479-575-5697, jpc022@uark.edu

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