National IISE


Register for National Membership today and reap the following benefits:


“IISE’s scholarship and fellowship program is in place to recognize graduate and undergraduate industrial engineering students for academic excellence and campus leadership. The awards are valued up to $4,000.

IISE also offers honors and recognition specifically for graduate students, including the Graduate Research Award and the prestigious Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award.

Please see: National IISE Scholarship for more info. You are strongly encouraged to apply!

Contact our faculty advisor Professor Chrysafis Vogiatzis at for any nomination questions.

Most recently, ISE graduate Catherine McEathron won national James W. Barany Student Award for Excellence from IISE.

2. Simulation Competitions

A. Society for Health Systems using FlexSim

“The competition is sponsored by FlexSim Software Products Inc. Teams of a maximum of four ISE students solve a “real-world” healthcare situational case study using FlexSim’s simulation software. This case study is prepared by FlexSim. Student team members and their faculty advisor are not required to be members of IISE or SHS to enter the competition, but they will become SHS members, for one year, if they are one of the three teams selected to compete at the finals courtesy of FlexSim.”

B. IISE/Arena Student Simulation Competition

“Teams of three IE undergraduate students solve a real-world situational case study using the Rockwell Automation simulation package, Arena. This case study is prepared by Rockwell. Student team members and their faculty advisor are not required to be members of IISE to enter the competition, but they will become IISE members, for one year, if they are one of the three teams selected to compete at the finals courtesy of Rockwell Automation. The finalists must be able to attend the IISE Annual Conference & Expo May 19 – 22, 2018 in Orlando.”

C. IISE Innovative Design Competition

“Showcase your creativity in ISE design by working as a team to develop the conceptual design for a new product to meet an unmet need in the global marketplace. Create a five-minute concept pitch to be presented in front of a live audience and a judging panel of industry professionals. The pitch should present the concept design, describe the target market and demonstrate why the concept will be profitable (including how the concept design improves over existing designs and your team’s plan for marketing the product).”

D. IISE Undergraduate Student Technical Paper Competition Sponsored by John Deere

“The purpose of the competition is to encourage undergraduate students to write and present outstanding technical papers.”

2017 North Central Regional Conference 1st Place Winner: Jigar Patel

2019 North Central Regional Conference 1st Place Winner: Nirmal Prakash

E. IISE Student Chapters- Youtube Video Contest

“Create a video presentation that would excite high school students to select ISE as a profession. Length 10 minutes maximum; 3 minutes minimum.”

3National Networking

ISE conferences offer world-class programming, networking, and on-point topics that will advance your knowledge and skills. Various conferences and seminars, including the IISE Annual Conference and the annual Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference, are at significant discounts. These seminars allow social networking with other IISE members throughout the nation via Connect, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. These would allow you to not only hone your skills but also increase your national network.

4. Professional Advantage

IISE webinars offer you the opportunity to discover new skills, earn CEUs, and connect with industry experts throughout the year. IISE also holds Virtual Career Fairs that allow you to find great jobs and advance your career to the next level. Resources, blogs, posts, and knowledge-sharing on the IISE Connect hub lets you be on top of international and national news about other members and their achievements. You could even join a division in your specific industry or discipline and receive a newsletter from that division, at no additional cost, to keep yourself up-to-date with the events in your field.

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