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Category Archives: ISE Students


Bayli Manuel, a sophomore industrial and systems engineering major, passed away on May 30, from injuries sustained in a car accident involving a DUI driver. 


Rising senior Caroline Czarnecki is spending her summer as a whitewater rafting guide at Yellowstone National Park. Czarnecki is building her leadership and planning skills while reconnecting with nature.


In recognition of their academic excellence, ISE undergraduates Lillian McCloud and Julie Davenport have each received a $1,000 scholarship from the IISE.


PhD student Samuel Affar was awarded “Outstanding Graduate Student Senator” and “Excellence in Service” at the Graduate Student Senate (GSS) Awards Brunch 2024 Program.


The sustainability research performed by the ISE students and faculty has benefited from diverse funding sources to produce results that have global, national, and regional implications.


ISE grad student Kaitlyn Daniel was awarded a first-place prize at this year’s Graves Business Plan Competition.


The East Tennessee Initiative for Smart Energy Management (ETISE) brings current Engineering Vols together with participating regional companies for collaboration on energy- and cost-efficient practices in manufacturing.


PhD student Ezgi Gursel won an award from the US Department of Energy for making it easier to catch human errors in nuclear power plants.


ISE’s “Applied Human Factors and Art in Italy” mini-term connects modern discoveries, inventions, and artwork to early Florentine influences.


ISE students tackle several projects for the iconic machinery, heavy equipment, and agricultural tool producer John Deere.