IISE volunteers support home rebuilding with annual volunteering event

The IISE Annual Conference Volunteering Event, organized by the Sustainable Development Division, connects volunteer with a local nonprofit agency in the conference’s host city. The organization selected for 2023 in New Orleans was SBP, which shrinks the time between disaster and recovery. To achieve their mission, SBP takes a holistic approach to disasters—increasing resilience before […]

Food Systems Projects Between Schools and Nonprofits – IISE Sustainable Development Division

The following webinar was hosted by the IISE Sustainable Development Division, as part of their mission to help align Industrial and Systems Engineers with organizations working on the UN Sustainable Development goals. In addition to covering details of the project, here are some key takeaways. Student capstone projects and research work provide excellent real-world experience […]

Tapping the Potential of Autistic Workers – IISE Problem Solved Podcast

Conner Reinhardt and Jhillika Kumar are Industrial Engineer (IE) graduates from Georgia Tech, who are designing an app to help autistic individuals find it easier to connect with jobs and mentors. Read the case study at https://link.iise.org/isemarch2020_casestudy Listen to the podcast interview at https://podcast.iise.org/episodes/tapping-the-potential-of-autistic-workers-with-conner-reinhardt-and-jhillika-kumar

Rise Against Hunger Awarded Inaugural IISE Excellence in Sustainable Development

by Brion Hurley Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief nonprofit organization founded in 1998 that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030. To date, they have packaged 450 million meals in 74 countries. Related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, RAH’s effort […]

Spreading Lean Six Sigma Nonprofit Volunteering Around the World – IISE Annual Conference 2019

by Brion Hurley For the past 3 years, Lean and Six Sigma practitioners in Portland (Oregon) have been volunteering with local nonprofits to teach and mentor them on process improvement. The focus has been on environmental reuse nonprofits primarily. The effort gained traction due to beach cleanup volunteer project started by the IISE Sustainable Development […]