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About IISE

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, non-profit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial engineering.

With more than 15,000 members and 280 chapters worldwide, IISE’s primary mission is to meet the ever-changing needs of its membership, which includes undergraduate and graduate students, engineering practitioners and consultants in all industries, engineering managers, and engineers in education, research, and government.







IISE UW-Madison Mission

IISE UW-Madison seeks to provide students with opportunities to develop lasting industrial, faculty and peer relationships. In addition, we aim to facilitate community involvement and to enhance educational programs across all disciplines within Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Madison community at large.


The UW-Madison branch of IISE abides by University policies and has taken measures to ensure that its members remain safe and engage in legal activities during all IISE sponsored events. The UW-Madison IISE branch's constitution, bylaws, and risk management plan are posted below for reference.





Risk Management Plan


Become a Member of IISE National Chapter

Join our email list in order to stay up to date on upcoming events, important deadlines, and much more!


First Time Attendee?

Do you want to find out if IISE is for you but not ready to commit? Don't worry, just come to one of our upcoming events and meet the many great people in IISE.

Why Join IISE?​​

  1. Network with current members, IISE alumni, companies, and professional chapters.

  2. Social events, tours, projects, conferences, company presentations, outreach, community service, exam files, career networking.

  3. Become a Distinguished Member.

  4. Build your resume.

  5. Become an officer.

  6. Apply for IISE scholarships.

  7. Compete in technical paper and simulation competitions.

  8. Receive a free copy of the IISE Magazine (The Industrial and Systems Engineer).

Distinguished Member Program


For our members:   

The Distinguished Member Point Document found here will track your eligibility to become a DM!

The point document was last updated 9/14/20.

Track your points and if you see anything missing contact Ellen Pflaster at!

What is the distinguished member program?

The Distinguished Member Program is a way to reward active members of IISE with recognition and financial discounts on events.


Why should I become a distinguished member?

Because the benefits are amazing! Each semester there is an IISE DM banquet. You will be put in the IISE resume book and have access to the IISE exam database. Plus, your name will be advertised on this website. Finally, many IISE paid events offer discounts to DM's.


How do I become a distinguished member?

Easy! Become a paid IISE member and come to our events to obtain DM points. To qualify as a DM you must also attend certain events such as a semesterly outreach event, two hockey stands, and the spring IISE alumni event. More info on exact requirements and benefits can be found here.





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