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Student Associations

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers

The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers @ UT is an organization governed by the students within the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering. Its main focus is to provide students with outside resources regarding their future professional careers. In addition, it is a way in which industrial engineering students can get to know one another better outside of the classroom. The highlight of the ISE year is the annual regional conference. Historically, participation has been excellent. Visit IIE’s national site for more information.

UT’s IISE Student Chapter Representatives

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President: Kristen Miranda

Vice-President: Spring Smith

Treasurer: Abraham Haddad

Public Relations: Karson Stone

Secretary: Clifford Hawkins

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mingzhou Jin

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Alpha Pi Mu

apmkeyAlpha Pi Mu was the brainchild of James T. French who, in 1949, was a senior industrial engineering student at Georgia Tech. Nine men chosen through their affiliation with the Georgia Tech Chapter of Tau Beta Pi constituted the original membership of Alpha Pi Mu. Alpha Pi Mu is the only nationally accepted industrial engineering honor society. The Georgia Tech engineers who led the initial developmental work wanted an organization to provide a common ground on which their outstanding young engineers could exchange ideas and to provide experiences that could help their future professional development.

President: Leandra Church

Vice President: Steven  Burbank 

Secretary: Skye Burkhalter

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Xueping Li

The goals are stated by Alpha Pi Mu as follows

  1. To confer recognition upon the industrial engineering student who has shown exceptional academic interests and abilities in his field.
  2. To encourage, wherever possible, any movement which will advance the best interest of industrial engineering education.
  3. To further unify the student body of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in presenting its needs and ideals to the faculty.
  4. To create a closer student-faculty relationship by bringing together the needs and thoughts of both.
  5. To assist and cooperate with all organizations and persons working for the interest of industrial engineering.
  6. To benefit its members by the association and experience that can come from bringing together a group with similar interests, objectives, and abilities and to promote the professional welfare of all.

Find more information: Alpha Pi Mu National Chapter Are you interested in joining Alpha Pi Mu?  Contact Dr. Xueping Li, the faculty advisor for UT’s chapter: University of Tennessee. 522 John D. Tickle Building, Knoxville, TN 37996-0700 Ph: 865-974-7648, Fax: 865-974-0588.


Women in Industrial and Systems Engineering’s mission is to empower and equip women with the knowledge and resources to achieve their full potential in the engineering field. There are many opportunities in the program:

  • Mentor Program
  • Professional Speakers
  • Resume Building
  • Networking
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Social Events

For more information: Email Krista Shoemaker at

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