ISE 100: A Century of Excellence

A Century of Excellence

ISE is 100 Years Old

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The Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering Department at The Grainger College of Engineering is commemorating its 100th anniversary! Over the past 100 years, ISE has gone from an engineering drawing program to a prominent leader in industrial and systems engineering education and research.

We invite students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to celebrate this significant milestone at our Centennial Celebration Weekend on May 3-4, 2024. Reconnect with former classmates, professors and colleagues, participate in symposium discussions, and honor this year's distinguished alumni award recipients. This is a unique opportunity to reminisce about your time at Illinois, witness how the department has evolved over the past century and learn about its future trajectory.

Whether you graduated recently or experienced our department's earliest days, this unforgettable weekend celebrates the full century of ISE. We hope to see you there!

ISE Centennial Celebration Weekend 
May 3-4, 2024


 Hear from faculty, researchers, practitioners and students as they reflect on a century of excellence and pave the way for a new century in this enlightening symposium. Discover the advancements and breakthroughs that have shaped our field over the past 100 years and gain insight into what the future holds for ISE.
Lunch will be provided. 

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100th Anniversary Celebration

Experience an evening celebrating the achievements and milestones of ISE over the past century. The highlight of the evening will be the inaugural ISE Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony, which will recognize the individuals who have made significant contributions to our department and industry.

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Brunch & Tours

Enjoy a delightful brunch and exciting tours, where we will visit familiar sites and new labs. This tour will provide a glimpse into how we are working tirelessly to achieve excellence in our field and develop graduates who are set to transform the world. Other tour locations include Memorial Stadium and the Henry Dale and  Betty Smith Football Performance Center. 

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Alumni, Corporate, & Student Relations 

Julie Murphy

Associate Director for Alumni, Corporate & Student Relations

1270-E Digital Computer Lab
1304 W. Springfield Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 244-0095

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