ISyE is committed to helping to increase the exposure of industrial engineering (IE) to K-12 students, educators, and the community through a variety of educational programs and outreach activities. Often times, K-12 students and educators do not know what industrial engineers do or that IE is an option in the vast field of engineering. We would like to change that by increasing knowledge of the field through summer programs, workshops, games, and other outreach activities. Key areas of focus in these programs are to enhance STEM education and encourage underrepresented minorities to the field.
The Seth Bonder Summer Camp in Computational and Data Science is intended for high school students with little or no background in data science and computer programming and an interest in engineering. The camp only requires that participants are able to use a browser and have the desire to learn computational and data science through meaningful and exciting applications in machine learning, optimization, computational social science, and genomics.
Mission Possible is a one-week STEM enrichment program that provides rising 10th-12th grade students who excel in math and science with an introduction and overview of the industrial and systems engineering major at Georgia Tech. The Mission Possible schedule will include Georgia Tech campus tours, industry guest speaker presentations, information sessions, field trips, industrial engineering game competitions, and an awards ceremony. The program concludes with a fun game competition in which students put the skills they learned during the week to the test.
The Day Camp with Industrial Engineers is designed to give high school students a basic understanding of the real-world applications of industrial and systems engineering. The four-hour program includes hands-on activities in data science and math. Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with ISyE’s top-tier faculty.
Date: Coming soon
High school 10th-12th graders are invited to observe an ISyE probability and statistics class to get a better understanding of what it is like to be an ISyE student. During the visit, they will also enjoy lunch with current students and tour the Georgia Tech campus. Participants must be currently enrolled in, or have successfully completed, AP statistics in order to participate in this visit.
Would you like to incorporate industrial engineering methodologies and applications into your curriculum? If so, ISyE can help. Industrial engineering tools can be used to enhance a variety of subjects, and ISyE faculty are available upon request to help local high schools incorporate such content into their curriculum.
Local high schools are encouraged to schedule an informational visit from ISyE representatives to give students a better understanding of the School and industrial engineering as a major. Students will view a one-hour presentation given by an ISyE faculty member and a current student.
Theme Park, an engaging interactive computer game geared towards the learning of probability and statistics, was developed by ISyE’s Ton Dieker for high school students in grades nine through 12. As students analyze, maneuver, construct, and synthesize information throughout the game, they gain a deeper understanding of a variety of topics in probability and statistics, while applying these concepts to a real-world situation.
ISyE’s Dave Goldsman has developed operations research and industrial engineering instructional modules, Project MINDSET (Mathematics Instruction using Decision Science and Engineering Tools), aimed at high school students. Some of this work evolved into a high school OR/IE course that is currently offered in a number of states, including Georgia.