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Student Associations

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers logoThe 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

President: Lilly McCloud

Vice-President: Chase Post

Treasurer: Madeline Jenkins

Secretary: Annabeth Parker

Questions? Contact Lilly McCloud at

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mingzhou Jin


Alpha Pi Mu

Alpha Pi Mu is the only nationally recognized Industrial Engineering honor society, nationally founded in 1949 at Georgia Tech. Shortly thereafter, in April of 1954, the University of Tennessee started a local chapter. Juniors and seniors are invited to join based upon strong academic performance and an initiation ceremony is held each fall. Alpha Pi Mu honors these students, while providing opportunities to connect students and faculty members and encourage academic and professional pursuits.

President: Charlie Craft

Vice-President: Jessie Wilson

Secretary: Wendy Dong

Treasurer: Paulina Urbanowicz

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.

Click here to see more of the UTK Alpha Pi Mu activities and galleries.


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

President: Rachel Cheek

Vice President: Wendy Dong

Secretary: Bethany Cole

Public Relations: Bethany Cole

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Anahita Khojandi

For more information: Rachel Cheek