Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers receives $15,350 grant from The UPS Foundation

NORCROSS, Ga. – Feb. 7, 2019 – 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 donation was delivered Feb. 4 by Tandy Bailey, department manager for the UPS Enterprise Transformation Office, to IISE CEO Don Greene.

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.

“A critical role of IISE is to promote the profession and do what is best for industrial and systems engineering. Diversity of our profession is a key pillar in IISE’s strategic plan.” Greene said. “UPS has tremendous resources and is clearly very dedicated to making this a better world and to making the profession stronger. We’re honored to work with them and to serve as a conduit for UPS to be able to help students through scholarships and awards. Industrial engineering is a leader in the engineering community in the area of gender and ethnic diversity and IISE is proud to play a role.”

Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: volunteerism, diversity, community safety and the environment.

In 2017, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $118 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

“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 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.

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