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Two ISE faculty promoted to full professor | Aug 13, 2019

Congratulations to two of our faculty members, who begin fall semester with new titles. Diana Schwerha  and Tao Yuan have both been promoted from associate to full professor! 

IISE student chapter attends 2019 Great Lakes Regional Conference | Apr 5, 2019

On Fri.-Sat., Feb. 22-23, members of the Ohio University student chapter of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers attended the 2019 Great Lakes Regional Conference at Youngstown State University along with hundreds of other STEM students and professionals from around the region to network, explore emerging career opportunities and gain exposure to potential graduate programs.  Visit the YSU website to read more about the conference.

ISE to attend Promat Material Handling tradeshow | Apr 4, 2019

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Chair Dale Masel and a group of students will attend the Promat Material Handling tradeshow in Chicago from Tues.-Thurs., April 9-10. Let us know if you’ll be there! Contact Dale Masel at or 740.593.1541.

Russ College ranked on USNWR list | Mar 30, 2019

U.S. News and World Report ranked the Russ College 134th among engineering colleges; and the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering as 60th among industrial/manufacturing/systems engineering programs, tied with schools such as the University of Louisville and West Virginia University. 

ISE students receive department scholarships | Mar 22, 2019

Congratulations to the following four industrial and systems engineering (ISE) students, who were awarded $1,000 scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year at the Department of ISE’s spring banquet on Fri., March 22, by the ISE board of advisers:

  • Isa Herrera
  • John Kasik
  • Mark Orszycki
  • Kayla Vaughn

The scholarships are funded by the department and the board.

ISE student-prof team creates ergonomically superior keyboard | Mar 10, 2019

Industrial and systems engineering (ISE) master’s student Alec Peery and his adviser, Professor of ISE Dusan Sormaz, have created a new keyboard switch that makes computer keyboards more ergonomically friendly. Read more about their innovation.

Looking to gain skills to help you reach professional goals or round out your resume? | Feb 28, 2019

We now offer three new graduate certificates that you can pursue without committing to a full master’s degree: Engineering Management, Engineering Leadership, and Certified Lean Six Sigma. And all courses count toward our online Master of Engineering Management degree, so you can easily transition into the degree program with a head start if you choose. Questions? Contact Director of the MEM Program Dean Bruckner at or 740.593.1544.

ISE alumnus named Clemson University department chair | Feb 15, 2019

Alumnus Jeff Kharoufeh, BSISE ’95, MS ’97, has been named Clemson University’s department chair of industrial engineering. We wish you the best in leading future engineers to create for good!