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Jessye Talley
Jessye Talley
Assistant Professor, Morgan State University
Washington, DC

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Jessye Talley is a professor at Morgan State University within the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. She is also the Co-Founder of Sisters Scholars. This group is a support for PhD students going through their various degree programs. My research allows me to solve problems using mathematical models and simulations using computers. Some of my projects include: 1. A model that will determine the best amount of people and resources to respond to the Aids to Navigation on the waterways after a hurricane. 2. Helping to develop a simulation to determine seaport productivity if disruptions or threats arise. 3. Developing model to calculate consumers sickness and determine strategies to prevent from food contamination events. Outside of engineering I love to do different sewing projects, crocheting, movies and traveling. I am thankful to have the opportunity to encourage and be an example to girls to pursue STEM careers. I look forward to any questions you may have about engineering or life. Know that you can do anything you put your mind to.
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PhD Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, 2016 M.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, 2011 B.S. Industrial Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, 2008
Volunteer Opportunities
  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
  • I am willing to serve as science fair judge or other temporary volunteer at a local school.
Latest Questions
  • Belen

    Added Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 8:43 PM

    Hi! I would like to know if you can help me... Im studying industrial engineering. I like it but I also find very interesting programming languages. I have been thinking about a career change. Maybe I can be a Software Engineer but I'm not sure if i want to leave behind industrial engineer ( I'm in my third year!)... Can I be an industrial engineer and, also, work in IT sector? Thanks! (Sorry for my english, I'm from Argentina :) )
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    Jessye Talley, Morgan State University
    Answered Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 5:47 PM
    Hello Belen,
    You definitely can use programming in Industrial Engineering. We have a specific concentration that focuses specifically on that called Operations Research. Operations Research actually uses programming to come up with tools to solve ...
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  • Kacey, Los Angeles County, CA

    Added Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design in Spring 2014 but now am deeply regretting it. As much as I love art, it lacks the calculation and logic I desire from subjects like math and science. I've had an unfulfilling career in the fashion industry and really want to pursue industrial engineering, hopefully in the product development field. Would I need to get another Bachelor's Degree in engineering? Or would I be able to get into a Master's program with my art degree? Thank ...
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    Jessye Talley, Morgan State University
    Answered Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 3:26 PM
    Hello Kacey,
    I am happy you are interested in Industrial engineering. Product development is really a fun area, especially because now you can get into 3D printing and things of that nature. To just start with the Masters maybe be possible depending ...
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  • Yetunde, Sheffield

    Added Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Hi, I'm 16 and have thought about engineering as a possible career choice. It seemed like a suitable career, maths and the sciences are my favourite subjects and being involved in the process of developing ideas that mould the future is the description for my ideal job. However, once researching how others got into the field I feel as though I'm out of my breadth- many talk about making things and using structural toys when they were younger and other many achievements that I haven't done or ...
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    Jessye Talley, Morgan State University
    Answered Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 9:22 AM
    Hello Yetunde,
    The great thing about engineering is that there are so many disciplines you can focus on just about anything. Some of them are Industrial & System, Electrical, Chemical, Civil, Environmental, Biomedical, Nuclear, Bioengineering, and ...
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