Patterson Graduate Award

Dr. Richard Patterson, Professor Emeritus in ISE at the University of Florida, was a faculty member in ISE from 1963 through 1970, after graduating with his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He was a preeminent researcher in stochastic processes and mathematical modeling and had a very long and internationally recognized career in the field of quantitative ISE studies.

In 1970, Dr. Patterson returned to the University of Michigan, where he had a very successful 26-year career. Afterward, Dr. Patterson re-joined the ISE faculty in1996 as a visiting professor and remained at UF until he retired in 2001. He and his wife Carolyn established the Patterson Graduate Fellowship for outstanding Master’s students in ISE in 2005.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The applicant must be a student pursuing a Master’s degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering.
  • The applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of U.S.A.
  • The applicant’s GPA must be at least 3.5.

To apply:

  • Complete and submit the form below
  • Write and submit a 1-page essay (12 pt fonts and 1″ margins) describing your internships, jobs, and relevant experience as well as your career goals.  The essay should be in PDF or WORD file.
  • Submit a copy of your resume.
  • Provide a name and e-mail address of an ISE faculty member who can write a letter of recommendation for you.  Make sure that you ask for permission from him/her first.

Deadline: 5 PM on the last reading day of every spring semester.

Apply here then click on the “Add document” link to access the form