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Student Clubs

The UB Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society celebrated its 30th birthday in 2016!

ISE Students are active in a number of student clubs:

The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers is the principal national industrial engineering professional society. Membership includes most of the practicing industrial engineers in the country. The UB chapter enables students to participate in the affairs of the Society at a special student membership rate. The IIE student chapter has an active program of speakers, panel discussions, field trips and social events to enhance its members' understanding of the field, and job opportunities. This club also serves as the SA funded undergraduate student club.

IE-Graduate Student Association

IE-GSA consists of all graduate students in the department and is funded through student fees paid to the UB Graduate Student Association. IE-GSA is an active organization supporting social, quality of life, and professional events for IE graduate students. Recent activities have included a local white-water rafting trip; a soccer tournament with students and faculty; LaserTag, and Sky Zone; and monthly lunch meetings. They co-fund HFES and INFORMS events (described below) and also participate in Speaker meet–and-greet events. 

ISE has a very active student chapter of HFES; in recent years it has been award both Gold and Silver chapter awards from the society. Recent activities include: participation in the national conference; a “Bad Ergo Design” contest run through Twitter; participation in the Auburn Engineering Ergonomics competition; meetings with speakers, and various social events. Significantly, UB along with U Toronto and U Waterloo hosts an annual student-run research workshop that rotates among the three campuses. UB last hosted this meeting in 2014: keynote speakers were Professor John Flach and Professor Jack Dennerlein; over 70 participants attended from a number of UB and Canadian universities. 

The UB INFORMS group also sponsors a range of professional, research, and social activities including hands-on software workshops (Quantum GIS; LaTex); participation in the DOW Big Data Challenge; and attendance at the national INFORMS conference. Their chapter has also received awards from the national INFORMS organization. 

Omega Rho

UB has one of the founding chapters of Omega Rho, the national OR honor society. Graduate students with outstanding academic records are invited to become members.

Recent Club Activities

- INFORMS BIG Data Competition

- Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Intra-university Research Conference

- IE Graduate Student Association Sky-Zone, Rafting, and Lasertron Outings

- Workshops on LaTeX, R