Norcross, Ga. (PRWEB) October 18, 2013
The Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) received a $15,350 grant from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS. The grant will be used for the Women and Minorities Outreach Program, which includes the UPS Excellence Award for Minority Advancement and two scholarships.
The award recognizes organizations or individuals that, through innovative means, have developed programs or projects directed to the advancement of women, minorities or the disabled in the field of industrial engineering. The scholarships are the UPS Scholarship for Female Student Industrial Engineers and the UPS Scholarship for Minority Student Industrial Engineers.
“UPS employs more industrial engineers than any other company. They clearly understand the value that IEs bring to companies. What UPS is doing through its Women and Minorities Outreach Program is a tremendous benefit to the profession of industrial engineering, IIE and the award and scholarship recipients. There are many engineers practicing today who earned their degrees because of UPS’ generosity. The Institute truly appreciates their longtime support,” said IIE Chief Executive Officer Don Greene.
Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: nonprofit effectiveness, encouraging diversity, community safety and environmental sustainability.
“The UPS Foundation is honored to support IIE's efforts for advancing women, minority and disabled industrial engineers and industrial engineering students,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation. “Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.”
The Institute of Industrial Engineers is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IIE is an international, nonprofit association that provides knowledge, training, networking opportunities and recognition to enhance the skills and effectiveness of its members, customers and the profession.
For more information, contact Monica Elliott, IIE director of communications, at (770) 449-0461, ext. 116, or melliott(at)iienet(dot)org or visit the IIE website at http://www.iienet.org.