Alumni & Friends

Welcome home!

When we say "everyone has a home in ISE," we mean it. That sense of belonging continues after you graduate. Once you are a part of the ISE community, you are always a part of the community. And, of course, we love our friends. Many of ISE's most ardent supporters are local professionals and alumni who value education and enjoy working with ISE to help shape the next generation of industrial engineers.

There are a number of ways to get involved with Industrial & Systems Engineering and the College of Engineering.

Ways to participate

Affiliate Scholars Program »

The Affiliate Scholars Program (ASP) exists to help you stay connected to ISE, the UW, and to each other. Whatever you're seeking, be it connections with ISE alumni and friends, involvement in campus and department events, mind-expanding career opportunities, or information about what’s happening at ISE, we've got you covered. The ASP allows you to continue to have an impact on the future of the department, our students, and the region. Membership is free. All you need to do is participate!

ISE professional practice seminars »

The Professional Practice seminar series takes place every autumn quarter and features talks by ISE alumni and industry partners. These seminars are designed to provide undergraduate students with insights that will help them prepare for the working world. Videos of the lectures are made available on the website.

Senior design projects »

During the two-quarter Senior Design capstone course, student teams pair up with local companies to implement solutions to company identified problems. The goals of the course are to educate students in professional practice and disseminate new information to local industry. Corporations, small companies, and non-profit agencies have received significant benefit from student proposed solutions. To propose a Senior Design project, please email Associate Professor Christina Mastrangelo, at

Student chapter of IISE »

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) is the world's largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession. The University of Washington's IISE student chapter strives to create a positive impact by strengthening interaction between students, faculty, and industry.

Alpha Pi Mu »

Alpha Pi Mu is the national industrial engineering honor society.

College of Engineering alumni events »

The College of Engineering hosts seminars and social events targeted at alumni from all ten engineering departments.