Societies and Divisions Awards

IISE's societies and divisions offer awards to recognize accomplishments by their members.

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The deadline for all societies and divisions awards/competitions for submissions or nominations is February 18, 2024 The deadline to notify the winners and Amy Straub at IISE Headquarters is March 24, 2024. This allows time for any production, printing, shipping, etc., deadlines to be met for the IISE Annual Conference & Expo.

All Divisions

Important Dates

  • Call for abstracts open October 6, 2023.
  • Abstract submissions are due December 1, 2023.
  • Abstract decisions will be made by December 22, 2023.
  • Full paper submissions are due February 18, 2024.
  • Competition submissions are due February 18, 2024.
  • Winners/Finalists will be notified by March 24, 2024

Best Track Paper

The Best Track Paper award recognizes the achievements of researchers within the various division tracks. The winners are decided among the abstracts submitted through the conference app and the papers are presented each year at the IISE Annual Conference.

Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) Division

Best Student Paper Competition

This student competition is for papers and projects demonstrating or describing the use of industrial engineering tools in a construction environment.

Data Analytics and Information Systems (DAIS)

Data Analytics Competition

The Data Analytics Competition is an annual student competition held by the Data Analytics and Information Systems (DAIS) division. The main objective of the competition is to provide the students with the opportunity to learn and improve their data analysis and visualization skills through working with real-world sized publicly available datasets.

Best Student Paper Competition

This student competition is for papers and projects demonstrating or describing the use of industrial engineering tools in a data analytics and information systems (DAIS) environment.

Best Track Paper Competition

The purpose of this competition is to honor outstanding papers in research and practice of data analytics and information systems.

Student Mobile App Competition

IISE-DAIS Mobile App competition is designed to provide students with opportunities of developing practical mobile apps and taking business initiatives for the mobile apps in the field of industrial and systems engineering.

Professional Achievement Award

This award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of Data Analytics and Information Systems.

Division Teaching Award

This award recognizes individual faculty for sustained performance of excellence in teaching DAIS-related courses.

Energy Systems (ES) Division

Career Achievement Award

The award will recognize ES division members who have made sustained and exceptional contributions to research and applications in energy systems.

The IISE ESD, QCRE, and PG&E Energy Analytics Challenge

The award, sponsored by Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), and co-organized with the Energy Systems (ES), Quality Control & Reliability Engineering (QCRE) divisions of IISE, recognizes IISE members who excel in designing an analytics-based solution to a practical energy systems’ challenge.

Best Student Paper Competition

This award recognizes student members whose paper and presentation both represent the highest level of excellence.

Best Paper Competition

This award recognizes the best paper that is submitted to Energy Systems Division during each year’s IISE Annual Conference & Expo.

Outstanding Young Investigator Award

This award recognizes members for their technical contribution to manufacturing and design.

Engineering Economy (EE) Division

Best Student Paper Award

This student competition is for papers and projects demonstrating or describing the use of industrial engineering tools in an engineering economy environment.

Industry Practitioner Award

This award recognizes excellence in industry practice of engineering economy concepts.

Teaching Award

This award recognizes and promotes the outstanding teaching of engineering economy.

Wellington Award

The Wellington Award recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of engineering economy.

Logistics and Supply Chain (LSC) Division

Best Student Paper Competition

This competition, open to graduate and undergraduate ISE students, honors outstanding papers in the field of logistics and supply chain.

Outstanding Industry Practitioner Award

This award recognizes excellence in industry practice of logistics and supply chain.

Student Case Competition

This competition recognizes teams who demonstrate innovative use of logistics and supply chain concepts in the analysis of a relevant LSC case.

Teaching Award

This award recognizes excellence in teaching of logistics and supply chain courses.

Manufacturing and Design (M&D) Division

Best Track Paper Competition

The Best Track Paper Award recognizes outstanding contributions in manufacturing or design.

Best Student Paper Competition

The best student paper competition recognizes excellence in a paper.

Outstanding Practitioner Award

This award recognizes outstanding accomplishments and impact in manufacturing or design.

Outstanding Teaching Award

This award recognizes outstanding teaching work that includes the development of curriculum and dissemination of courses in Manufacturing and/or Design.

Outstanding Young Investigator Award

This award recognizes M&D members for their technical contribution to manufacturing and design.

Modeling and Simulation Division

Best Track Paper Competition

This award recognizes the achievements of researchers in Modeling & Simulation. It is presented each year at the IISE Annual Conference.

Best Student Paper Competition

The track student paper award is intended to recognize the achievements of student researchers (undergraduate and graduates) in the area of M&S.

Outstanding Practitioner Award

This award recognizes the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) members for excellence in the practice and application of Modeling & Simulation (M&S). It is presented each year at the IISE Annual Conference.

Teaching Award

This award recognizes M&S members in teaching M&S courses.

Operational Excellence Division

Best Practice Competition

This award recognizes organizations for innovative and effective implementation of lean principles and practices that deliver exemplary business performance improvement.

Best Student Paper Competition

This award, open to graduate and undergraduate ISE students, honors outstanding papers in the field of lean research and practices.

Teaching Award

This award recognizes excellence in teaching lean concepts.

Operations Research

Teaching Award

The Operations Research Division of IISE invites nominations for its annual national award recognizing excellence in teaching operations research.

Undergraduate Student Research Dissemination Competition

This award recognizes scholarly work as well as the ability to communicate results effectively from an undergraduate student or student teams.

Quality Control and Reliability Engineering (QCRE) Division

Best Student Paper Competition

The purpose of this competition is to honor outstanding papers in the field of quality and/or reliability engineering research and practice.

Data Challenge Competition

The QCRE Division of the IISE organizes the Data Challenge Award to recognize excellence in data modeling techniques among the submissions to the QCRE Data Challenge.

William A.J. Golomski Award

The William A.J. Golomski Award honors the outstanding paper in the proceedings of the Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) authored or co-authored by a member of IISE.

Teaching Award

This award recognizes excellence in teaching the principles and practices of QCRE.

Society for Engineering and Management Systems (SEMS)

Best Student Paper Competition

This is open to graduate and undergraduate ISE students and should demonstrate or describe the use of techniques which improve productivity and quality through effective and economical managerial techniques and philosophies.

Teaching Excellence Award

The SEMS Division aims to recognize and honor an individual who has significantly advanced the knowledge and practice of engineering and management systems in the realm of industrial engineering education. The award will be presented at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo.

Society for Health Systems (SHS)

Student Simulation Competition

Teams of a maximum of four ISE graduate students solve a "real-world" healthcare situational case study.

Vinod Sahney Award: Systems Engineering Application to Improve Healthcare

Recognizes professionals who use systems engineering concepts to improve care by partnering with clinicians, administration, and patients to improve efficiency and effectiveness of care.

Student Chapters - YouTube Video Contest

Student Chapters - YouTube Video Contest

To promote the industrial engineering profession to high school students, teachers and college counselors.

Sustainable Development (SD) Division

Best Student Paper Competition

To encourage students to continue developing the field of sustainability and contributing with high quality research contribution.

Excellence in Sustainable Development Award

This award recognizes successful improvement projects conducted with a not-for-profit that supports at least one of the 17 UN sustainable development goals.

Teaching Award

The Sustainable Development Division recognizes the contribution of an individual advancing the knowledge and practice of sustainability in the field of industrial engineering.

Work Systems

Best Student Paper Competition

This competition serves as an incentive to encourage students to continue developing the field of Work Systems.

Work Systems (WS) Teaching Recognition Award

This award recognizes an individual advancing the knowledge and practice in work systems.

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