Planning begins for industrial engineering centennial

August 26, 2008

The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering will celebrate its centennial in 2009.

Plans were recently announced for a celebration to honor the 100th anniversary of the department. A series of activities and events to commemorate the centennial are scheduled for April 4.

The 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 also will 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 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 history of the department also will 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-five program in the country.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009