Alumni & Friends


When we say "everyone has a home in ISE," we mean it.

That sense of belonging continues after you graduate. Once you join 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 the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering and the College of Engineering.

Alumni & friends directory

Create a profile in the directory to stay connected with us and with each other. You can choose to make your profile public or just share your information with the department. By creating a profile, you can also indicate which departmental activities you would like to participate in. Stay in touch and help influence the future of the department!

Create a profile   View the directory

Other ways to get involved

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 »

Senior design projects pair student teams with local companies to implement solutions to company identified problems. The projects educate students in professional practice and disseminate new information to local industry. Corporations, small companies, and non-profits have received significant benefit from student-proposed solutions. To propose a senior design project, contact Patty Buchanan.

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 UW's IISE student chapter strives to create a positive impact by strengthening interaction between students, faculty, and industry.

College of Engineering alumni events »

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

Stay connected