SEE 360’s mission is to contribute to the College of Engineering’s and IME Department’s strategic goals to enhance our students’ fundamental educational experience, awareness of the societal challenge in the U.S. where 80% of the workforce is employed in the service sector, access to the entrepreneurial opportunities of the sector and collaboration with industry and alumni partners to improve the productivity and quality of the service sector.
The mission of SEE 360 can be broken into three main goals:
- Introduce students to the opportunities for engineering in labor-intensive service industries by providing students multiple learning opportunities about SEE and offering a minor to recognize students’ competency while increasing industry awareness in hiring
- Develop applications of classical engineering techniques to improve service process productivity through case studies and books that build capacity and create a repository of applications
- Create new engineering solutions to respond primarily to service industry needs by collaborating with the service sector and disseminating results