Your gift will make a tremendous impact on our department. Donations help to fund chaired professorships, laboratory improvements, educational enhancement such as lecture series, as well as student scholarship and fellowships.
Here are a few examples of how ISE alumni and friends have helped support our students and faculty:
In 2001, alumnus Bob Hanley BS ’90 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.
Mark Karwan, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Praxair Professor of Operations Research is a former chair of Industrial and Systems Engineerin, and served as School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean from 1994 – 2006. He has broad expertise in mathematical programming – modeling and algorithmic development. Some of his recent research includes providing alternate season schedules for the National Football League. Karwan has served as proposal reviewer for the National Science Foundation, associate editor or co-editor for various journals, and in leadership positions with different research-oriented organizations.
Warren Thomas, SUNY Distinguished Teach Professor Emeritus served as department chair for 18 years, and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean for undergraduate affairs for eight years. His research and teaching interests included discrete systems simulation, production and inventory control, and manufacturing systems engineering.He received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1973 and was promoted to Distinguished Teaching Professor in 1977.
Giving to UB ISE is simple. You can make a secure, online donation through this link: UB Foundation/ISE, or send a check made out to the IE Resource Fund and send to:
Industrial and Systems Engineering
341 Bell Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
For gift planning and other questions regarding philanthropic support of UB ISE, please contact the ISE chair, Victor Paquet at (716) 645-4712.