Support Industrial and Systems Engineering

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Your gift will make a tremendous impact on our department. Donations help fund chaired professorships, laboratory improvements, educational enhancement such as lecture series, as well as student scholarships and fellowships.

Your impact

Here are a few examples of how Industrial and Systems Engineering alumni and friends have helped support our students and faculty:

  • Donations from alumni allow us to provide awards and scholarships for students and send students to the national and regional Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers conferences. 
  • Donations support our weekly seminar series, bringing cutting edge speakers from around the country to share their expertise and meet with students and faculty.
  • Donations for named professorships allow us to recruit and retainment of distinguished faculty members who enhance the department's reputlation. 

From the Chair

“UB Industrial Systems and Engineering is consistently ranked among the top 25 ISE programs out of over 100 programs in the U.S. Our culture fosters mutual support and respect for all members of the UB ISE community - our undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, organizational and community partners, faculty, and staff. Alumni donations are used to support this culture. Donated funds provide scholarships and awards for undergraduate and graduate student excellence, fund students to attend regional and national conferences, host alumni events, hold distinguished alumni and researcher seminars, and celebrate the achievements of our students, faculty, staff and alumni.”


  • Industrial and Systems Engineering Resource Fund

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    The Industrial and Systems Engineering Resource Fund is a current use fund and allows donors to make an immediate impact on priorities within the department as they arise, such as scholarships, conference travel, bringing distinguished speakers to campus and purchasing lab equipment. Gifts to this fund provide the flexibility to respond to our greatest areas of need.

  • Thomas and Stephanie Wilde Chair's Excellence Fund

    Delta Award recipients Tom and Stephanie Wilde talk with Todd Brooks (right) prior to the award ceremony.

    The Thomas and Stephanie Wilde Chair's Excellence Fund provides undergraduate and graduate scholarships, awards, lab equipment and other departmental priorities. This fund was created by Thomas (BS, 1980) and Stephanie Wilde. As an endowed fund, gifts from the Thomas and Stephanie Wilde Chair's Excellence Fund provide steady, long-term support to the department. 

  • Dr. Pawan Vora Industrial and Systems Engineering Department Excellence Fund

    Two students sit at a table with laptops behind another student and a faculty member. The faculty member and student in the foreground are handling a model human head.

    Established by alum Pawan Vora, this fund provides fellowships to exceptional PhD students, helping to attract and retain outstanding talent and advancing the groundbreaking research being undertaken within the department.

  • Karwan/Thomas Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship Fund

    Bob Hanley and Mark Karwan give thumbs up while smiling and standing side by side.

    In 2001, alum Bob Hanley (BS, 1990) established the Karwan Thomas Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship Fund to recognize two professors most instrumental in helping him complete his degree, Mark Karwan and Warren Thomas.