Norcross, GA (WiredPRNews.com) The Institute of Industrial Engineers selected Sara Falkiewicz as one of the New Faces of Engineering for National Engineers Week.
Falkiewicz is director of performance excellence for ProHealth Care Medical Associates and an adjunct lecturer in the industrial engineering program at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
The New Faces of Engineering program highlights the vitality, diversity and rich contributions of engineers 30 years old or younger who have been in the field for five years or less. It is sponsored by the National Engineers Week Foundation.
Falkiewicz said she enjoys the altruistic side of industrial engineering, which she refers to as a kind of “people engineering.” In her case, instead of making better products, she makes outcomes better for patients.
“It helps you get up every day and deal with some very hard stakeholders,” said Falkiewicz. “Physicians are not easy to change. They’re quite a challenge to sell on standardization and improvement methodologies, and doing things all the same way is not something they’re used to.”
Falkiewicz and her fellow New Faces honorees are featured in an ad in USA Today to coincide with National Engineers Week, which is Feb. 20-26.
About the Institute of Industrial Engineers
The Institute of Industrial Engineers is a global nonprofit organization serving industrial engineering and other professions related to productivity, efficiency and quality. Founded in 1948, IIE’s mission is to provide leadership for the application, education, training, research and development of professionals and students who are dedicated to improving quality, efficiency and productivity. For more information, go to www.iienet.org.
About National Engineers Week
The National Engineers Week Foundation, a formal coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations and government agencies, is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering work force by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers among young students and by promoting pre-college literacy in math and science. Engineers Week raises public understanding and appreciation of engineers’ contributions to society. Founded in 1951, it is among the oldest of America’s professional outreach efforts. For more information, visit www.eweek.org.
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