The Jerusalem College of Engineering (JCE) is sponsoring FameLab, a competition for young college graduates in which contestants have three minutes to prove to a panel of judges that they “have got what it takes to make science come alive.” Prizes given courtesy of JCE will be given by JCE’s Dr. Anna Zamansky who herself was among the FameLab winners only two years ago.
Gila Itzhakov-Klar, JCE graduate of the Industrial Engineering Department, recently presented an information system she submitted as her final engineering project at JCE. She developed an information system for resource allocation and scheduling for the Israeli Air Force (IAF) unit responsible for the ongoing maintenance of planes and aviation systems. The goal of the project was to enable this IAF unit to optimize scheduling workflow.
Students of Industrial Engineering at JCE developed an information system that can potentially help develop emotional intelligence in children. According to JCE’s Dr. Guy Kashi, “this project combines industrial engineering with the field of psychology and is a great example of how industrial engineering makes use of varied fields.”
Prior to Passover, JCE students volunteered their time in assembling 142 packages of food that were distributed in Jerusalem to families in need that otherwise would not have been able to purchase food for the holiday. JCE’s Student Union arranged this activity, as it does every year, as part of a number of activities throughout the year that promote social awareness. The packages were filled with products generously donated by the owner of the company that currently runs JCE’s cafeteria.