Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)


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Purpose:

The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) is dedicated to supporting Industrial and Systems Engineering Students at Auburn University by providing educational, professional, and leadership opportunities. Our mission is to not only provide job opportunitites to all ISE students, but to provide the resources and skills needed for the job in their future career. Our student membership range from freshman to graduate students in our organization which makes the organization itself diverse.


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Website:
http://www.iise.org/Home/

Meetings:
Staggered. Plan meetings around company representatives, faculty members, and alumni council members.

Office Location:
Dr. LuAnn Carpenter's Office: 3301C Shelby Center

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Projects, outreach, competitions, conferences, etc.:

During the month of April (tentative date as of 12/2021), we will plan to host an in-person or on-demand Lean-Six Sigma Green Belt Certification course. This course is offered at a discounted rate and will be so beneficial when you enter the workforce and could be a make or break for salary rates and status! For more information refer to the IISE Newsletter or email us at auburn@iise.org.

During the Spring 2022 semester, we will be hosting events from the following categories: Industrial Engineering Company Representative(s), Faculty Panels, and Alumni/Alumni Council Members. As a club, we want to expose the students involved with the organization to internal or external individuals who are involved with the profession itself. With the faculty panels, we plan to host a select few faculty members who would be willing to share their research and research opportunities to all active participants. We will also be hosting a few professional development workshops with the Industrial and Systems Engineering Alumni and/or Alumni Council Board.

As a reminder, IISE is open to all majors. Please feel free to come to any of our events!

Get to know the IISE Executive Committee :

President: David Armstrong
Senior, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Hometown: Alabaster, Ala.

David Armstrong headshot Q. Why did you decide to study industrial and systems engineering?
A. I knew in high school that I wanted to make a difference in the world and knew for a fact that I wanted to become an engineer and problem solver. I also knew that I did not want to be couped up in a room crunching numbers all day, so I found an in-between major that fulfills both roles between a business and engineering major. After doing extensive research on what industrial and systems engineers do on a regular day basis, I knew I would enjoy the schooling and job. Every day is something new and exciting with being an IE, so I am grateful for my decision.

Q. What are your future career goals?
A. I am a current senior and will be graduating this semester (Spring 2022). I have accepted a full time offer as an industrial engineer with United Launch Alliance (ULA) at their Production Operations Manufacturing Facility in Decatur, Ala., upon graduating this spring. It has always been a dream of mine to become an engineer for the aerospace industry and could not have followed those dreams without the guidance and support of the Auburn University Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. In the near future, I would like to continue my education to gain a Master of Industrial and Systems Engineering while working in the field. I would like to continue working as an engineer for 25-30 years and if all goes to plan, I would like to get my Ph.D. in ISE to share my experiences with uprising engineering students.

Q. How do you feel like being involved with IISE will prepare you for the future?
A. IISE has given me the opportunity to network with peers, company representatives, and Auburn University industrial engineering alumni as well as allow me to learn more about the career and the broad range of opportunities that it offers. As a student leader, I want to make a difference for all the underclassmen students that are interested in joining IISE and want to provide them the opportunities that I did not get to have when I was a freshman/sophomore.

Q. Why would you encourage others to join IISE?
A. I would recommend joining the AU student chapter to any student who is majoring in any type of engineering, supply chain management, business/data analytics, and health administration. Each of these majors will benefit from the many incentives that IISE has to offer, even if they are not planning on becoming an engineer.

Vice President of Finance: Abdul Khan
Graduate Student, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Hometown: Originally from Islamabad, Pakistan.
Raised in Montreal, Canada.

Abdul Khan headshot Q. Why did you decide to study industrial and systems engineering?
A. I have a background in mechanical engineering with a focus on design and manufacturing. Since I enjoyed primarily manufacturing subjects throughout the course of my degree, I then wanted to focus on this aspect of engineering for my masters. Therefore, the ISE program here at Auburn was a perfect fit as it combined my interest of advanced manufacturing with operations research and management subjects. Also, I think a sizzle of industrial engineering on top of the mechanical engineering spice would look cool. So, there you go.

Q. What are your future career goals?
A. I'm currently in grad school. Next stop: a sexy, EV startup :)

Q. How do you feel like being involved with IISE will prepare you for the future?
A. I strongly believe that IISE can help bridge the gap that exists between industry and IE students. Often there is confusion or rather just lack of knowledge about ALL the opportunities that exist out there for aspiring IEs. Hopefully through outreach and guest speaker events: we can spread awareness, educate our bright young IEs and inspire them to aspire for greater things that exist out there.

Q. Why would you encourage others to join IISE?
A. No, I would not encourage. If I could, I would force people. DON'T DELAY, JOIN NOW AND THANK ME LATER.

Vice President of Outreach: Bethany Smith
Senior, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Hometown: Decatur, Ala.

Bethany Smith headshot Q. Why did you decide to study industrial and systems engineering?
A. Engineering has always been an exciting discipline to me. I love the problem solving and STEM based knowledge that it requires. I chose ISE because it integrates people and processes into complex systems. The idea of having a career dedicated to understanding people and methods in order to enhance their working environment is especially motivating and exciting to me!

Q. What are your future career goals?
A. My goal is to return to North Alabama and work as a systems engineer in defense contracting. Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is a newer field and one that I hope to pursue. I think it is inspiring to go to work each day with the purpose of making the whole system work a little easier and more efficiently through original sourcing, digital engineering, and simulation techniques. Later, I hope to return to education and teach students the beauty of learning and mathematics.

Q. How do you feel like being involved with IISE will prepare you for the future?
A. My role in outreach with IISE is giving me valuable experience in coordinating among peers and leaders at Auburn and in the workforce. Not only am I having to refine communications, but I am also getting the privilege of meeting talented IEs and Auburn alumni. This network of professionals will be of great value for the rest of my career.

Q. Why would you encourage others to join IISE?
A. You should join IISE for many reasons! IISE provides a diverse network of individuals and organizations, both at our level in education and far ahead in careers. It is very helpful getting to know others in your field, and it is honestly very fun building relationships with those who enjoy your area of study. IISE also supports numerous programs of research and resources for members to glean information, certifications and scholarships. IISE introduces you to applications of industrial engineering that many do not know about, and that exposure can be life changing for someone who learns about a path they may want to take. Auburn's IISE has lots in store this semester where you can enjoy your major outside of the intensity of class!

Vice President of Administration: Jett Davis
Junior, Indstrial and Systems Engineering
Hometown: Auburn, Ala.

Jett Davis headshot Q. Why did you decide to study industrial and systems engineering?
A. Industrial engineering appealed to me more than other majors because of the way it is able to combine certain aspects of both engineering and business.

Q. What are your future career goals?
A. I'm not sure.

Q. How do you feel like being involved with IISE will prepare you for the future?
A. IISE provides unique opportunities to grow and develop industry-specific skills as well as networking with peers and professionals.

Q. Why would you encourage others to join IISE?
A. Members of IISE receive countless benefits in education, leadership, networking, and more.

Vice President of Initiatives: Paige Rosckes
Freshman, Pre-Industrial and Systems Engineering
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.

Paige Rosckes headshot Q. Why did you decide to study industrial and systems engineering?
A. I have an innate love for mathematics and science as well as a desire to work with others and lead projects which are at the foundation of ISE. I also wanted to make a difference in the world and being an engineer allows me to find solutions to everyday problems. In industrial engineering I can use my analytic and creative skills to make a positive impact on people and accomplish exciting tasks such as making processes more efficient and ergonomic.

Q. What are your future career goals?
A. My future career goals are to be a leader within a company, possibly Disney, be an SEC broadcaster and, after I retire, an elementary school teacher. Post-graduation I hope to attend a graduate school where I will earn my MBA.

Q. How do you feel like being involved with IISE will prepare you for the future?
A. Being involved with IISE allows me to be connected with upperclassmen in my major, learn about external opportunities on campus, get advice from alumni, and learn about future job and internship opportunities.

Q. Why would you encourage others to join IISE?
A. You should join IISE to meet friends within your major and learn about the cool opportunities in Auburn Engineering, as well as hear from alumni and companies you could possibly work for.

Graduate Liaison: John Sroka
Junior, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Hometown: Smiths Station, Ala.

John Sroka headshot Q. Why did you decide to study industrial and systems engineering?
A. I decided on industrial and systems engineering after I began working at my current job. I came into the job as the lowest man on the totem pole and began to work my way up and became an operator. As my time as an operator there was one thing that always stuck with me no matter my role, inefficiency. I absolutely could not stand inefficiency. I was always looking for better methods of doing things and began to do research on which engineering I believe would fit me best and it was industrial and systems engineering.

Q. What are your future career goals?
A. My future goals are to graduate Auburn University with a bachelor's degree in industrial and systems engineering and a certificate in manufacturing so that I can recieve my green belt in Six Sigma. After a few years in the industry, I would like to return to Auburn for my master's in industrial and business. Depending on how the work life goes throughout my career, I would consider returning back to Auburn as a professor and retire as a professor at Auburn University.

Q. How do you feel like being involved with IISE will prepare you for the future?
A. I believe that being involved with IISE with surround me with many other students with similar goals. I think this will help push me and others through as we are learning. I also think being around many qualified individuals that have been in our shoes will be very helpful in case something pops up and we need a little bit of advice.

Q. Why would you encourage others to join IISE?
A. I fully encourage each and every student in Auburn Engineering to join IISE no matter what your major might be. It will be a fun time meeting people within your major or meeting others with different ideas so you can compare ideas. It is a great way to make connections for your career after Auburn.



President/Captain:
David Armstrong
Dja0015@auburn.edu

E-Council Rep:
Jett Davis
Jld0077@auburn.edu

Advisor:
Dr. LuAnn Carpenter
simslua@auburn.edu
334-844-1430


Category: Professional,
Related Major: Industrial and Systems