New!  Outstanding Junior and Senior Awards & Leadership Award (due March 3 at noon)

Each year, the Virginia Tech Alpha Pi Mu chapter presents the following awards for undergraduate students whose endeavors and accomplishments reflect the objectives of Alpha Pi Mu, namely scholarship and service to the Department, the College, and the University:

Robert P. Davis Outstanding Junior Award

Robert P. Dryden Outstanding Senior Award

In addition, ISE Advisory Board presents:

Don Taylor Senior Leadership Award

This award is for a senior whose activities and accomplishments demonstrate excellence in leadership. 

The applications for these awards are available at  Consider applying and plan to submit your application by Friday, March 3 at noon.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kimberly Ellis (Email).

Join the team "Torgy's ISE" for Relay for Life (link)

Connect to the ISE Class of 2017 Facebook page (link)

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1 study is recruiting participants (updated on Jan. 19)

Participants are needed for a study of assessing the use of head-worn display technologies in industry.  This experiment has been approved by the VT INstitutional Review Board (IRB #15-684).


  • Age: 18-65 years old
  • Have no current or recent history (1 year) of musculoskeletal disorders

This project involves two laboratory-based experiments, and you will be invited to participate in one or both. 
Experimental Details


Study 2. You will be required to simulate an order-picking task – retrieving boxes from shelves, loading/unloading boxes onto/from a hand cart, and maneuvering a hand cart.  This will be done while using either a paper list or smart glasses.  Box weights will range from 10 lbs to 35 lbs.  Completing the study requires two sessions: a training session (~1-1.5 hrs) and a data collection session (~3.5-4 hrs)

Compensation: $10 per hour

For further information, contact Dr. Sunwook Kim at 540-557-7763 or

Upcoming Events

February 24, 2017 (Friday)  10 am at Durham Hall 260

OR Faculty Candidate Seminar: Dr. Xin Chen (flyer)

Professor, Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Revenue Management Challenges and Opportunities"

ISE Ambassadors of VT

February 24, 2017 (Friday)  2 pm - 7 pm at 1000 Degrees Pizzeria (map)

ISE Relay Percentage Night

Go and buy pizza from 1000 Degrees Pizzeria (460 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg), located near Durham Hall.  Proceeds go to Relay for Life!

VT INFORMS Student Chapter logo

March 1, 2017 (Wednesday)  12:15 pm at Durham Hall 260



March 4 (Saturday) - March 12 (Sunday): Spring Break

March 21, 2017 (Tuesday)  TBD

Ingersoll-Rand Endowed Lecture Series: Mr. Jack Levis

Senior Director of Process Management, UPS

March 24-25, 2017 (Friday-Saturday)

ISE Graduate Recruitng Weekend

April 27, 2017 (Thursday) at the Inn at Virginia Tech

Senior Symposium and Undergraduate Research Symposium

April 28, 2017 (Friday) at the Inn at Virginia Tech

ISE Awards Banquet

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