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Laura Savage appointed collegiate assistant professor in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Laura Savage
Laura Savage

Laura Savage has been appointed collegiate assistant professor in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech.

Savage’s research background focuses on operations research that includes warehouse and factory location, vehicle routing and location-routing problems, and last-mile supply chain systems. She is also teaching second-year engineering students in the Introduction to Industrial and Systems Engineering, Engineering Economy, and Manufacturing Processes.

Prior to pursuing her doctoral degree, she worked for three years in modeling, simulation, and database management for workforce planning at Newport News Shipbuilding, the sole designer and builder of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers for the U.S. Navy.

In 2016, she was inducted as an associate member of the Virginia Tech Graduate Academy of Teaching Excellence by the Virginia Tech Graduate School.

Savage received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame; a master’s degree in integrated manufacturing systems engineering from North Carolina State University; and a doctoral degree in industrial and systems engineering from Virginia Tech.