The UPS Foundation awards significant grant to the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers

NORCROSS, Ga. – Jan. 6, 2020 – The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) received a $15,350 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE:UPS).

The grant will be used toward the continuation of the IISE Minority and Women Industrial Engineer Outreach Program, which includes the UPS Minority Advancement Award and scholarships for female and minority industrial engineering students.

The award recognizes organizations or individuals that, through innovative means, have developed programs or projects directed to the advancement of women, minorities or individuals with disabilities in the field of industrial engineering. The scholarships are the UPS Scholarship for Female Students and the UPS Scholarship for Minority Students.

IISE CEO Don Greene expressed gratitude for the grant on behalf of the industrial and systems engineering profession. “IISE is grateful for the long-standing support of The UPS Foundation. Its generous grant bolsters our mission to better serve ISEs ‘who solve the complex and critical problems of the world.’ Together, IISE and UPS are ensuring a bright future for students through scholarships and awards, ensuring diversity and inclusion in the process.”

“The UPS Foundation is honored to support IISE’s efforts to advance women, minority and disabled industrial engineers and industrial engineering students,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS. “Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.”

About The UPS Foundation: UPS (NYSE:UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs.

Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation leads its global citizenship programs and is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national and global communities. In 2018, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $114.9 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/Foundation and @UPS Foundation on Twitter. To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS News on Twitter.

About the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers: The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers is the world's largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IISE is an international, nonprofit association that provides knowledge, training, networking opportunities and recognition to enhance the skills and effectiveness of its members, customers and the profession.

For more information, contact IISE Chief Operating Officer Donna Calvert at (770) 349-1108 or dcalvert@iise.org, or visit the IISE website at www.iise.org.