To encourage IISE current and future members to align their
organizations and project work with the 17 UN Sustainable Development goals, the Sustainable Development Division has created www.sustainableengineer.org.
This website will educate visitors about the UN goals, and
provide links to projects that align with each goal. Use your skills and get more involved in these goals today.
Season's greetings, everyone! I hope each of
you is enjoying the holiday season and able to recharge before the new year.
The past few months have been busy for our leadership team as preparations
continue for what is shaping up to be an outstanding IISE Annual Conference in
Pittsburgh in May. Plans are underway for another gratifying outreach project
so please consider volunteering and signing up - details are below. I look
forward to seeing you there!
We've also been adding more projects in our new
website, focusing on the UN Sustainability Goals. We'd like to continue to
expand the knowledge base, so if you're aware of projects to include, please
visit www.sustainableengineer.org for
As always, if you have any questions or
suggestions for improvement, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a wonderful new year!
Around 55 abstracts were submitted to the Sustainable Development
track for the 2017 IISE Annual Conference, which will be held May
20-23 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.Congratulations
to all the authors whose papers were accepted, we look forward to a
high-quality program of presentations this year!
The following are some deadlines that you should keep in mind:To make the IISE Annual Conference a
high-quality event, the presenting author must register for the conference by
March 13, 2017. Those abstracts that do not have the presenting author registered
for the conference by March 13 will be removed from the conference program and
proceedings by the web management system. If the presenting author cannot
register by March 13, a co-author may substitute as the presenting author to
present the paper instead and register for the conference.
Every year, the Sustainable Development Division organizes a
service project and selects a deserving nonprofit organization in the community
to work with during the IISE Annual Conference & Expo. We do not know
where we will be volunteering, but we do know the date and city, so plan to
travel on Friday, so you can be there for the event on Saturday May 20. We have
not decided whether to have the event in the morning (8 -11 a.m.) or afternoon
(1- 4 p.m.).
If you are interested in volunteering for the 2017 service
project, please sign up here
and we will keep you informed.We have also organized a 2-mile Eco-Walk so you can start each day
on the right foot while you are in Pittsburgh. It's a fun way to see some of
the city, exercise and meet people to start the conference day!
Who: Conference participants and their guests
What: Taking a brisk 2-mile walk along a defined
Walk Time: 7:00 - 7:45 a.m. ET on May 21, 22
Where: Meet at 6:50 a.m. by the front desk in the
lobby of the IISE Conference Hotel - Westin. We will depart promptly at 7 a.m.
How: Just show up at the meeting location in time,
dressed to walk briskly (3.5-4 mph).
Email Kate if you have any questions at email@example.com
Elections - new officers
The division welcomes three new members of the board: the president-elect, a board member and student board member!
The Excellence in Teaching of Sustainability Award The Sustainable Development Division recognized Gregory Weisenborn, Ph.D., Department Chair and Associate
Professor of Management at Fort Hays State University, for his contribution towards
advancing the knowledge and practice of sustainability in the field of
industrial engineering. Dr. Weisenborn received the third
"Excellence in Teaching Sustainability" award for 2016 at the annual
IIE Conference in Anaheim.Best Paper AwardIt is the first time that the SDD track in ISERC proposed the Best Paper Award. Accordingly, Sunghoon Chung from the Binghamton University has been awarded for his paper: "Evacuation Planning under Uncertainty using Public Transit Systems."
Best Student Paper AwardSeven papers were short-listed to decide who would
be the winner for the Best Student Paper award this year. After a very close
analysis, the "Best Student Paper Award" was awarded to Pranay Devnani,
from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for his outstanding paper
titled "Cloud Based End-of-Life Product Recovery." Congratulations to
all the participants as each year this category is becoming more and more
competitive and shows the future that this topic has in the IISE discipline.
Body of knowledgeThis new section aims at supporting our members in gaining a richer understanding on different topics concerning sustainable development. The body of knowledge aims at transferring knowledge to be used by members of the Sustainable Division to guide their practice or work. In this section we will be sharing concepts, terms and courses offered by different organizations.
An initial effort on which we may build additional resources can be seen at here. Additional information will be included in the next weeks. Comments on this effort and links that you consider of value for all of us are more than welcome.
The Sustainable Development Division hosts educational webinars through IISE. These free one-hour presentations are a benefit of your IISE membership. They are presented by knowledgeable professionals and experienced volunteers provide deeper insight into topics and issues involving industrial engineers and industrial engineering-related disciplines.
View the webinar page.
You may find us at:
The mission of the Sustainable Development Division is to advance the general welfare of humankind by applying the resources and creative abilities of the industrial engineering profession to the development of sustainable societies.
The purposes of the Sustainable Development Division of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers are to:
Are you involved in either Engineers Without Borders or the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education? We would like to reach out to these organizations and see how industrial engineers can become part of the process. If so please contact, John Corliss.
Anybody interested on participating in the development of a research conducive to identify what we as ISE professionals understand as "sustainable development," and which are the implications for our profession please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's open to professional and student members. To join the division online, click here. Select "Update your member record" and under "Divisions and Societies" check "Sustainable Development."
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