The UF Student Chapter of the Institute for Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) recently received the 2018 Gold Chapter Award, which is the highest honor in the IISE University Chapter Recognition Program.
Founded in 1948, IISE is an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial and systems engineering.
The UF IISE Student Chapter received high marks as a result of their membership recruitment efforts at student events and on social media. In addition to their student recruitment, the chapter hosts several programs, activities and outreach throughout the year. UF IISE’s Mentor-Mentee program holds at least one student event each week, if not more, that is centered around team building, social networking, and professional development. The chapter also holds a biweekly general body meeting that gives students an opportunity to hear from guest speakers that work within the industrial engineering industry.
“The UF IISE student officers have consistently done an outstanding job of organizing events for chapter members that contribute to knowledge of current ISE issues and tools. Our department is very proud for the IISE officers for all their efforts and for receiving the Gold Chapter award.” – Dr. David Kaber, Chair, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering.
Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards are determined each year based on a University Chapter Activity Report. This report provides a self-assessment tool for student chapters that allow organizations to track improvement trends and progress. The report is based off a point system, and each IISE chapter is given a certain amount of points in specific categories such as planning and administration, outreach, communication and institute participation.