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Fifty years ago, five faculty members, led by the Professor Emeritus Robert Williams. Sr., formed the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering within the Russ College of Engineering and Technology. Today, we offer four degree programs, enroll more than 300 students, and nurture a vibrant research program.

As an industrial and systems engineering student at Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology, you learned the skills to devise streamlined systems and set them in motion.


ISE 50th Celebration

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Russ College alumni reminisced and looked to the future with faculty, staff and students at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering’s 50th anniversary celebration on July 14 in Athens, Ohio.

More than 70 Bobcats commemorate the department, established in 1968 by Professor Emeritus and former Department Chair Robert Williams Sr. and four other faculty members. Attendees enjoyed student work displays, networking, campus tours and a formal banquet in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

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