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Student and Professional Organizations

ISE students, faculty, and research scientists are active members of a number of professional societies, at the local, national, and international level. Becoming active in student and local chapters of professional societies is a great way for students to meet practicing professionals and potential employers.

Alpha Pi Mu (APM)

An Industrial Engineering Honorary.

American Society for Quality (ASQ)

An interdisciplinary organization designed to give students a realistic insight on all aspects of any profession relating to quality.

Aviation Student Organizations

The Center for Aviation Studies oversees five different student organizations.

Big Data Analytics Association 

The Ohio State University’s chapter of BDAA.

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) 

To promote and advance the understanding of Human Factors and Ergonomics in occupational environments and elsewhere, through the multidisciplinary interchange of knowledge and methodology in the relevant sciences, and engineering and design disciplines.

Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)

INFORMS is the largest professional society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research (O.R.), management science, and business analytics.

The Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE)

The chapter is committed to developing professional, academic, and social networks that openly educates and promotes the Industrial Engineering profession to all students.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) 

The mission of the Society is to serve its members and the international manufacturing community through the advancement of professionalism, knowledge and learning.

Some other important professional organizations with student chapters at OSU:

Links to Local/Senior Chapters in the Columbus Area:

Links to Professional Societies: