IISE recognizes 2018 professional chapter newsletters

A chapter newsletter is a report of information and ideas that is distributed on a regular basis to chapter members.  A good newsletter uses eye-catching graphics, provides up-to-date information, and includes content that is entertaining.  A good newsletter keeps members informed on what is going on in the chapter. A good newsletter educates members about issues and ideas that concern chapter members. A good newsletter builds cohesion and a sense of pride among chapter members. 

The chapter newsletter is the cornerstone of chapter communications with chapter members. C reating a good newsletter takes a lot of time and effort.

IISE is proud to recognize these exceptional professional chapter newsletters and the hard work of the editors.

Chapter #








Chapter Name


National Capital
Twin Cities
Milwaukee, WI 
Greater Detroit
Central Connecticut
Long Island
Greater Kansas City
South Jersey Delaware Valley


Scott Sink
Corinne Mowrey
Jessica Sanko
Sean Gahagan
Jenna Weiland 
Danielle Hedden
David Chegash
John Huffman
Brian Nathanson
Tom Fiorella
Ian Giese
Paul Mulrooney



Is that a fact?  The wingspan of a Boeing 747 is longer than the Wright brothers' first flight. 
  Aviation Technical Services Tour - Greater Kansas City chapter
On September 27, 2018 a group of members and guests of Greater Kansas City professional chapter were able to tour the impressive ATS (Aviation Technical Services) facility at the Kansas City International Airport (MCI).

The facility was originally constructed by TWA in its prime
The 607,000 sq. ft. facility was designed, at the time, to handle supersonic  jets that were in development. However, TWA did not fly any  commercial supersonic jet flights. The Concorde supersonic jet was the only aircraft to offer commercial flights in the U.S., and it flew from 1976 to 2003 with most routes being trans-Atlantic between New York and London or Paris. Therefore, this facility saw other large aircraft such as the Boeing 747. 

Now, the facility services all types of aircraft including the most popular and most prevalent aircraft in the world, the Boeing 737.  There are approximately 4,500 737s in service around the world with an average 1,200 being airborne at any given time.  
Greater Kansas City chapter members and guests who enjoyed the tour

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  • Dues rebates were sent to university and professional chapters in January 2019. 
  • Next chapter dues rebates for professional chapters will go out in May 2019
  • Next chapter dues rebates for student chapters will go out in September 2019.
  • Read the January 2019 Central Florida Professional Chapter Newsletter
  • Access the 2018 CAR form for professional chapters(due February 28, 2019
  • Access the 2018-2019 UCAR form for university chapters (due April 30, 2019)
  • Check out dates of  2019 regional conferences.
  • Register for upcoming webinars throughout the year by viewing the latest schedule.
  • Memphis professional chapter will be kicking off 2019 with a "Meet and Greet" Tour of the Old Dominick Distillery on February 28.
  • Read the January Columbus chapter Monthly Memo.
  • Document submittal deadlines:  Professional chapters | University chapters
  • A virtual meeting on IISE Connect for the U.S.North Central region was held on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The purpose of the meeting was to familiarize members of the region with the platform.
  • Iowa State University held a "resume roast" on Jan.31. Dr. Helwig and Dr. Peters collectively reviewed hundreds of student resumes and noticed that there are some common areas for improvement. At the resume roast ,they used sarcasm and humor to help illustrate opportunities to improve students' resumes.
  • Two regional conferences happening on Feb. 28 - U.S. North Central Region and U.S. South Central Region.  Click here for contacts for region conferences
Remember: You can access ISE Magazine on the IISE website.
Canadian Regional Conference was an amazing success!
Hosted by Concordia University, IISE university chapter #818  
With over 350 attendees and industry guests, the 2019 Canadian Region Conference was a huge success! Over 150 competitors participated in 7 competitions. Twenty-one speakers took the stage, 11 of whom were women!  Twenty-two companies and organizations were represented at the conference, and attendees enjoyed visiting 10 industry booths.  
The next IISE Canadian Regional Conference will be hosted in January 2020 by the University of Toronto.  View the conference wrap-up!
 Concordia's Conference Team of 2019

Make you relationship with chapter members personal and they will get involved. 

After breaking these barriers, bottlenecks are a breeze 

Stayce D. Harris became the U.S. Air Force's first African-American lieutenant general. Pascal Van Hentenryck designed the foundation of constraint programming languages. Sylvia Acevedo told NPR that she went from being told by a high school counselor that Hispanic "girls like you don't go to college" to being a NASA rocket scientist/industrial engineer/author/ entrepreneur.

Stayce D. Harris

Van Hentenryck

Sylvia Acevedo

Hear all 3 of these keynote speakers at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo May 18-21 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Learning how they broke through those barriers will make your next bottleneck a piece of cake.
From networking events that help you discover your next great engineer (or your next great job), in-depth training at preconference workshops or seeing the next generation take off at student competitions, IISE Annual Conference 2019 is the largest gathering of your ISE peers in the world. 

  See you in Orlando!

                  As a leader, remind yourself every day not to get discouraged.
 Reaching out...IISE Twin Cities professional chapter 

IISE Twin Cities Professional chapter was invited again to partner with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) MN chapter in hosting 150 Junior Girl Scouts in 4th & 5th grade for their "Design Your Future" event held in November 2018. The purpose of this event was to share experimenting and engineering while the Girl Scouts earn a Product Designer Badge! 

IISE - Yeah!!!!

Have faith & trust in the team you lead - they will repay your trust by getting the job done.

Exoskeletons, ergonomics programs and your future 

Will exoskeletons revolutionize industrial ergonomics? Want some tips on how to build an effective ergo program from those who have done it a time or two before? Perhaps you're looking to network to start your career - well, a Mississippi River jazz cruise could be the optimal site.
You'll find all that and more at IISE's 22nd Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference March 25-28 in New Orleans, Louisiana, where you also can earn your OSHA 10-hour certification. Find out how one organization went more than 7.5 million hours without a lost workday injury, another achieved a 50% reduction in musculoskeletal disorders, and the data that helped a health clinic explain why one department reduced work-related MSDs 35%, while another department that followed the same approach achieved zilch.
From nearly 100 sessions to the internationally renowned Ergo CupĀ® competition, find dozens of successful ergonomic interventions that you can take back to your organization.
Register Now!