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 […]

Conference Volunteers Help Thrift Store Streamline Operations

The IISE Annual Conference Volunteering Event is a yearly project started in 2012 where members attending the annual conference volunteer to assist a nonprofit agency in the conference’s host city. The 2022 event took place May 21st at the Southcenter Store of the Habitat for Humanity of Seattle-King County in Tukwila, Washington. 23 volunteers offered their time […]

Lessons Learned in Applying Improvement Methods to the Public Sector with John Corliss

John Corliss created and established the IISE Sustainable Development Division back in 2012. He shares his 40+ years of experience applying Industrial and Systems Engineering improvement tools and problem-solving methods to the public sector. This focus on government and public sector is often overlooked for new graduates or Industrial and Systems Engineering students looking at […]

City of Fort Collins Recognized for Income-Qualified Assistance Program Improvements

The City of Fort Collins in Colorado (USA) has been on a continuous improvement journey since 2010. They made great progress on their Income-Qualified Assistance Program (IQAP) to help residents pay their utility bills, and were recognized as the 2020 winners of the IISE Excellence in Sustainable Development Award. Starting with a baseline of 10% […]

City of Fort Collins Income-Qualified Assistance Program (IQAP) Participation Improvement Project

Pete Iengo and Jamie Gaskill from the City of Fort Collins (Colorado, USA) worked on an improvement project on the Income-Qualified Assistance Program (IQAP) to help residents pay their utility bills. For their efforts, they were recognized as the 2020 winners of the IISE Excellence in Sustainable Development Award. Starting with a baseline of 10% participation […]

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Progress and Performance Assessment from an Industrial and Systems Engineering Perspective

The webinar was led by Tonya Smith-Jackson, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at NC A&T State University and IISE’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee chairperson, and is joined by D. Scott Sink, Ohio State University. They are also joined by Bevlee Watford, Associate Dean, Equity and Engagement at Virginia Tech, College of Engineering, along […]

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 […]

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