Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series Presents:

Assistive Technology: Rich in Opportunities for Research, Teaching and Service

At the lecture titled: “Assistive Technology: Rich in Opportunities for Research, Teaching and Service,” Terpenny will lead a discussion on projects that have served as the foundation for research, advances in technologies and understanding of human capabilities and behaviors. 

The department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) in the College of Engineering is expanding its emphasis on systems engineering through various cross-departmental technologies, including healthcare applications, transportation, aerospace systems, cyber security and network operations. As director of the Center for e-Design (a National Science Foundation-funded industry-university research partnership), Terpenny’s research includes: integrated systems engineering and design approaches to identify generalizable strategies for use across several engineering disciplines. Systems engineering topics include system obsolescence, system complexity, and early design methods and processes. Terpenny’s interdisciplinary academic background provides a rich foundation for the application of multiple perspectives, tools, analysis methods, and design methods to achieve outcomes that impact technology, individuals, and communities.

For more information, call 336-285-2640 or email tlsmithj@ncat.edu.