2023 Fulbright Specialist Dr. Azim Houshyar shared his expertise in industrial and systems engineering with numerous universities in Uzbekistan through the Republic Design Institute's "UzEngineering" program.
Engineering a better world
The Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering curriculum at WMU combines a traditional engineering program with an entrepreneurial engineering focus where engineering design, creativity and innovation are emphasized throughout the curriculum. The curriculum offers students the opportunity to solve real world problems in a practical business model setting. Students learn how to bring real products and services to market and how to start their own companies to market and sell their product ideas.
Engineering Management combines math, chemistry, physics, electronics, computers and accounting, with communication, team building and the importance of the human dimension in the workplace. In this field, you will have the opportunity to use specialized labs to study ergonomics, information technology, plant layout, and material handling at the state-of-the-industry Parkview campus designed to promote the future success of our students.
Bridgitt Cornish, a senior industrial and entrepreneurial engineering student, and her mom, Robyn Cornish, B.S.’98, process automation compliance lead at Pfizer, put an especially unique twist on a senior design project for Pfizer—Bridgitt was a team member and Robyn was a sponsor.
Presidential Scholars receive the highest academic honor Western can bestow on its undergraduates.