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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. We invite you to help us celebrate our 50th anniversary and share your successes!



  • Networking with ISE alumni, and current and former faculty
  • Russ College facility tours
  • Campus tours
  • Displays of student work
  • Evening gala at Baker University Center ballroom



Cost is $55/guest (includes gala banquet with cash bar)

Register by Sat., June 30. Receive a $10 discount if you register by June 1. There will be no onsite registration.

Questions? Michelle Schall, 740.593,1518,



We’re assembling alumni and faculty photos for display. Email us at with any related photos, with descriptions or captions, and your contact info.



July 14th is the first day of Brew Week in Athens. Hotel space may be limited! Ohio Brew Week in Athens begins on Sat., July 14 as well, so make your room reservation well in advance. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Baymont Inn, Fairfield Inn, and Hampton Inn until June 14. Mention “ISE 50th Anniversary” when making a reservation.


Baymont Inn and Suites Athens

20 Home Street

Athens, Ohio 45701


Fairfield Inn and Suites Athens

924 East State Street

Athens, Ohio 45701


Hampton Inn Athens

986 East State Street

Athens, Ohio 45701


Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Athens

555 East State Street

Athens, Ohio 45701


Ohio University Inn

331 Richland Ave

Athens, Ohio 45701