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.
Mission: Possible is a 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 interactive games and presentations led by ISyE faculty and a field trip. There is no cost to attend this event, and lunch will be provided.
Date: February 20, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bill Moore Student Center
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.
April 1, 2019 from 11:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.
April 2, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
April 3, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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. To schedule a visit, contact Tuba Ketenci.
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 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.
For more information on our K-12 outreach, contact Tuba Ketenci.