Date

2019 12:00 AM

Major

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems

Department

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

College

Engineering

Project Advisor

John Jackman

Description

Taking the Road Less Traveled (TRLT) at Iowa State University is a one-day conference for middle school and high school girls to learn about STEM fields. Participants attend interactive sessions to explore STEM opportunities. The current game used to introduce the participants to Industrial Engineering is difficult to win which can be discouraging. To solve this problem, this project aims to create multiple games and activities for the IMSE department to use during TRLT that encourages the teenage girls to pursue a career in Industrial Engineering. This project resulted in the production of three games that teach different Industrial Engineering topics including operations management, lean manufacturing, and supply chain management. With these games and activities, the TRLT participants should gain a greater understanding for Industrial Engineering and hopefully gain more interest in the field of engineering.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

A game-based learning approach to encourage teenage girls to pursue Industrial Engineering

Taking the Road Less Traveled (TRLT) at Iowa State University is a one-day conference for middle school and high school girls to learn about STEM fields. Participants attend interactive sessions to explore STEM opportunities. The current game used to introduce the participants to Industrial Engineering is difficult to win which can be discouraging. To solve this problem, this project aims to create multiple games and activities for the IMSE department to use during TRLT that encourages the teenage girls to pursue a career in Industrial Engineering. This project resulted in the production of three games that teach different Industrial Engineering topics including operations management, lean manufacturing, and supply chain management. With these games and activities, the TRLT participants should gain a greater understanding for Industrial Engineering and hopefully gain more interest in the field of engineering.