Research on graduate-level engineering student mental health is vastly under-studied. University of Michigan researchers take a closer look at what has been researched and what still needs to be addressed.
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The silent mental health crisis of engineering graduate students
Student spotlight: Wilson MacRitchie
University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineering (U-M IOE) undergraduate student, Wilson MacRitchie comes from a long line of U-M engineers. Now it’s 2022 and MacRitchie is set to graduate with a degree from U-M IOE.
Student spotlight: Caroline Hirth
During Hirth’s time at U-M Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) she has contributed to finding solutions for real-world problems and systems within both Michigan Medicine and in Wayne County.
Alum Spotlight: Jeremy Atuobi
University of Michigan Industrial Operations Engineering (U-M IOE) alumnus, Jeremy Atuobi, became a first-generation college graduate in May of 2021. He is now a Fellow at McKinsey & Company in Chicago, Ill. Like many, his journey to U-M IOE was not the path he expected.
Brian Denton appointed Stephen M. Pollock Collegiate Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering
Brian Denton has been appointed the Stephen M. Pollock Collegiate Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, named in honor of Stephen M. Pollock, a professor emeritus and former chair of U-M IOE.
U-M researchers examine the informal mentoring experiences of Black engineering students
U-M researchers recently published a paper examining the experiences of Black engineering undergraduates participating in informal mentoring programs within their disciplines. Among the authors were recently graduated undergraduates Anu Tuladhar and Carin Queener.
Mark Daskin and other IOE faculty, recognized at IISE conference
U-M IOE faculty members, Professor Mark Daskin, Associate Professor Ruiwei Jiang, and Associate Professor Siqian Shen were recognized with awards and honors by the Institute for Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE). Daskin recognized with IISE’s highest honor, the Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award.
Salar Fattahi introduces a new data analytics course for IOE
U-M IOE assistant professor, Salar Fattahi, teaches a new data analytics course that combines optimization techniques and data science with real-world case studies.
Siqian Shen receives NSF funding for transportation system redesign
U-M IOE associate professor, Siqian Shen, has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research on redesigning transportation for a post-pandemic world.
Jessie Yang receives NSF Career Award
U-M IOE Assistant Professor Jessie Yang has received an NSF Career Award for research on facilitating trust in autonomous technology.
Jessie Yang and Cong Shi win second place in NATO Innovation Challenge
U-M IOE faculty have been awarded second place at the NATO Innovation Challenge for their presented solution that integrates optimization and human factors for autonomous decision making.
Seth Guikema named as a fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis
U-M IOE professor, Seth Guikema, becomes a fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis.
Nadine Sarter receives FAA funding for research on pilots’ role in risk mitigation
U-M IOE professor, Nadine Sarter has received funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for research on the role flight crews play in aviation safety.
U-M’s Robert Hampshire joins Biden administration to work in transportation research and technology
“Robert’s expertise and his deep commitment to equity, access and justice will improve transportation policy for all Americans.”
Strategies to help support students during a pandemic
Mentoring in the time of COVID-19.
Jessie Yang and Cong Shi receive funding from AFOSR for human-autonomy teaming
U-M IOE professors receive AFOSR funding to further their research on human-autonomy teaming.