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FMU touts growth of Industrial Engineering program

A program at Francis Marion University is proving helpful to industrial engineering students. (Source: WMBF News) A program at Francis Marion University is proving helpful to industrial engineering students. (Source: WMBF News)

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - This coming May, Francis Marion University will tout the success of its first industrial engineering students.

The program began in 2014, and every year more students are enrolling. It was created after a study showed that local industries are in need of more industrial engineers.

“We are meeting all the goals we set out in 2014," said Derek Jokisch, chair of the physicist and astronomy department. "I think we have been pleased with how quickly things have grown. We anticipated positivity, but it’s becoming something more than we expected.”

School officials meet with local industry leaders to ensure the students are ready to take on classes once they graduate.

Students in the industrial engineering program are building, designing and constructing with 3D printers. The machines use liquid resin to craft an array of different projects. 

Staff said the 3D technology is taking students at FMU a step further.

“They are designing it in the virtual world and then I print it out for them so they are going to see how the decisions they make in the virtual world affect physical reality,” said assistant professor Rahul Renu.

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