The University of Michigan Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering has had a profound impact over the last 60+ years. From November 9 -11, 2017, IOE alumni, students, faculty, staff, and other friends of the department gathered for a three-day program that celebrated the past and presented a vision of the department’s future.
Faculty and current students discussed ongoing research in the areas of disease management, healthcare operations, ergonomics, risk analysis, and data analytics. There were also hands-on demonstrations, family-friendly activities, social events, a tailgate with group watching of the away football game at Maryland, a visit to the stadium, a gala dinner at the University of Michigan Art Museum, and numerous opportunities to connect with old friends and make new ones.
Monroe Keyserling, the chair of the event’s planning committee said, “The 60+ reunion was a great opportunity for several generations of IOE alumni and friends to meet current faculty and students. For me, it was a special treat to reconnect with friends I hadn’t seen in many years. As Chair of the Planning Committee, I’d like to thank all alumni, faculty, staff, and students who participated in the event. I look forward to seeing an even bigger crowd when we celebrate our 75th.”