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The University of Arizona Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering was established in 1961 as the nation's first academic department of systems engineering. In the more than 50 years since, we have achieved international prestige for contributions to the interdisciplinary design of large-scale complex systems involving people, technology and information. We offer three undergraduate degrees, two graduate certificates, four master's degrees and a doctoral degree, and our alumni find work in leading corporations, research institutes and universities.

Save the Date for Commencement Celebration!

Graduates in caps and gowns throw confetti at UA Commencement

The UA Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering will hold its Pre-Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 13, at 3 p.m. in Crowder Hall at the Fred Fox School of Music (1017 North Olive Road).

Doors will open at 2:30 p.m., and tickets will be made available to graduating students later in the semester. 

The celebration will end in time for graduates and families to attend UA Commencement at 7:30 p.m. in Arizona Stadium.

BrainGainz Helps Student-Athletes Recognize Concussions

UA linebacker Jason Sweet stands in Arizona Stadium with associate professor Ricardo Valerdi

The BrainGainz virtual reality app, co-developed by associate professor Ricardo Valerdi, allows users to experience the symptoms of concussion firsthand – and if it wins the NCAA Mind Matters Challenge, it will be made available to 400,000 student-athletes across the nation. Read more at the Office for Research and Discovery.

Undergrads Take Soccer-Bots to Sunnyside

Heriberto Bujanda shows off a soccer-playing robot at the RoboCub Jr. STEM Professional Development training at the Student Union Memorial Center on Saturday, Jan. 16. Photo by Brandi Walker / The Daily Wildcat

Seniors Matt Kelpien and Heriberto Bujanda are helping to bring RoboCup Junior soccer-playing robots to middle schoolers in the Sunnyside School District. Read more about their work with associate professor Ricardo Valerdi in the Daily Wildcat.

Image courtesy of Brandi Walker/The Daily Wildcat

'Star Wars' Science: Risk Analysis Gone Wrong

Illustration of 'Star Wars' Death Star

Where did the Galactic Empire go wrong when they built the Death Star? Assistant professor Robert Furfaro looks at the key design flaws that spelled the fictional spacecraft's doom. Read more in UANews.

Image courtesy of Gianna Biocca/UA Office for Research & Discovery.

Hsieh Receives SALEO Scholarship

PhD student Pei-Shan Hsieh was selected for a 2015 Southern Arizona Logistics Education Organization scholarship – and we are extraordinarily proud of her!

DelBene Selected as Alumnus of the Year

Alumnus of the Year Kurt DelBene speaks in the Student Union Ballroom

The UA College of Engineering is honoring Kurt DelBene, who received his bachelor's degree in industrial engineering in 1982, as its 2015 Alumnus of the Year! Read more about his remarkable journey from Microsoft to the Obama administration and back in UANews.

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