BINGHAMTON, NY -- The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University will host a system modeling and simulation education course for professional engineers starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, in the Engineering and Science Building at the Innovative Technologies Complex on Murray Hill Road.

Simulation is generally beneficial for exploring what-if scenarios, such as reallocating operators to reduce travel/material-handling time or optimizing facility layout and design for improved product flow in order to determine benefits before making the investment. The course will cover key industry applications of modeling and simulation as well as topics such as construction scheduling; logistics and operations, resource allocation, supply chain optimization, and risk management.

Sarah Lam, associate professor in the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering, will present the course. Lam has actively engaged companies such as Endicott Interconnect, IBM, and Xerox through her position as assistant director for systems analysis and modeling for the Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE), and as a faculty investigator with Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR).

This training complies with the New York State Office of Professions for continuing education requirements. Additionally, the Broome Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) has approved the course, titled system modeling and simulation, for six professional development hours (PDHs).

The training includes a certificate of completion.

For more information and to register for the course visit: http://www2.binghamton.edu/watson/professional-development/programs/professional-engineering/index.html, or call the Watson School's Office of Industrial Outreach at (607) 777-2154.