Irv Otis Scholarship

The Michigan Chapter of IISE annually offers the Irv Otis Scholarship Award. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize outstanding Industrial & Systems Engineering students within Michigan.

2019 Dates and Forms

Candidate Nomination Deadline: Saturday, November 23rd, 2019  (all nominations must be submitted by faculty on behalf of the student candidate)

Winner Announcement: Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Prize: Two students will be awarded scholarships of $1,000 each


Scholarship Details 

Student Personal Statement Form 

Candidate Nomination Form 

About Irv Otis

This scholarship is given in honor of Irv Otis, a very well respected past President of IISE GDC and the founder of the Industrial Engineering Institute of Research and Technology. He wrote and published many papers on various industrial management subjects and authored two textbooks.

Irv served as Adjunct Professor at University of Michigan - Dearborn, Wayne State University, University of Detroit, and an instructor for Central Michigan and Wayne State Universities. He retired after 28 years of management in industrial engineering at Chrysler, American Motors / Renault Staff, and Toledo Jeep Factory. His expansive knowledge was gained from many visits to Japan, Europe, and numerous plants throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Irvin Otis received his Masters Degree in Business Management from the University of Detroit and his B.A. Degree in Industrial Management from Yankton College, South Dakota.

About the Scholarship

The scholarship candidate must show that he/she is dedicated to the Industrial Engineering profession and IISE. Being involved in programs with their school and promoting the discipline of IE are excellent examples. Being involved in the leadership of their local IISE chapter is also an excellent demonstration of what is required of a successful candidate.

Each school's Student Chapter Faculty Advisor submits a worthy candidate from their school to the MI Chapter President. The Faculty Advisor can use any process to determine who the candidate from their school will be. The MI Chapter Board of Directors will identify scholarship recipients by the end of the calendar year (December 31).

Past Scholarship Award Winners

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 1997
 Lisa Marie Noonchester
  University of Michigan - Dearborn
 1997
 Carolyn Nguyen
  University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
 1998
  University of Michigan - Dearborn
 1999
 Autum Ritter
  University of Michigan - Dearborn
 2000
 Heidi Savin
  University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
 2000
 Jacqueline DeLuca
  University of Michigan - Dearborn
 2001
  University of Michigan - Dearborn
 2002
  Wayne State University
 2003
 Gary Altman
  Wayne State University
 2004
 Patrick Wilson
  University of Michigan - Dearborn
 2005
 Gary Altman
  Wayne State University
 2006
  Wayne State University
 2006
  University of Michigan - Dearborn
 2006
 Steven Agacinski
  University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
 2007
 George Louden
  Wayne State University
 2008
 J.R. Tungol
  Kettering University B-Section
 2008
 Dave Low
  Wayne State University
 2009
 Vanda Ametlli
  Wayne State University
 2010
 Brooke Silverstein
  University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
 2011
 Aishwarya Sankar
  Wayne State University
 2013
 Jayesh Srivastava
  University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
 2014
 Jordan Jackimowicz
  University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
 2015
 Somya Gupta
  University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
 2016 (1st Place)
 Russell Bauer
  Oakland University
 2016 (2nd place)
 Allyse Locker
  University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
 2017
 Louis Goedker
  University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
 2018
 Justin M. Rogers
  University of Michigan - Ann Arbor