We would like to change that by increasing our knowledge of the field through summer programs, workshops, games, and other outreach activities. Key areas of focus in these programs are to enhance STEM education and encourage underrepresented minorities to the field.

Seth Bonder Summer Camp in Computational and Data Science

The Seth Bonder Summer Camp in Computational and Data Science is intended for high school students with little or no background in data science and computer programming and an interest in engineering. The camp only requires that participants are able to use a browser and have the desire to learn computational and data science through meaningful and exciting applications in machine learning, optimization, computational social science, and genomics.

Probability and Statistics High School Competition

The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering is proud to organize the probability and statistics competition (STATpros) for high school students. Are you strong in math? Have you taken the AP-STAT course already? If so, then come and join us!

Contest Dates:
1st Round:
January 26, 2024
4:00pm – 8:00pm EST
Location: Virtual

2nd Round: April 19, 2024
10:00am – 3:00pm EST
Location: Georgia Tech campus

2023 Competition Winners

  • 1st place Lior Weber
  • 2nd place Sophie Landrum
  • 3rd place Pranaya Ballaji
  • 4th place George Liu
  • 5th place Emily Zhao

Summer Camp: Mission Possible

Mission Possible is a one-week STEM enrichment program that provides rising 10th-12th grade students who excel in math and science with an introduction and overview of the industrial and systems engineering major at Georgia Tech. The Mission Possible schedule will include Georgia Tech campus tours, industry guest speaker presentations, information sessions, field trips, industrial engineering game competitions, and an awards ceremony. The program concludes with a fun game competition in which students put the skills they learned during the week to the test.

Dates: July 17-21, 2023

Financial aid is available. For more information please email Dr. Ketenci

Class Visits for High School Students

Students in a classroom

High school 10th-12th graders are invited to observe an ISyE probability and statistics class to get a better understanding of what it is like to be an ISyE student. During the visit, they will also enjoy lunch with current students and tour the Georgia Tech campus. Participants must be currently enrolled in, or have successfully completed, AP statistics in order to participate in this visit.

Professional Development for Teachers

Would you like to incorporate industrial engineering methodologies and applications into your curriculum? If so, ISyE can help. Industrial engineering tools can be used to enhance a variety of subjects, and ISyE faculty are available upon request to help local high schools incorporate such content into their curriculum.

Teacher teaching

Informational Visits to Local High Schools

Teacher teaching

Local high schools are encouraged to schedule an informational visit from ISyE representatives to give students a better understanding of the School and industrial engineering as a major. Students will view a one-hour presentation given by an ISyE faculty member and a current student.

K-12 Resources

Curriculum Development: Project MINDSET

ISyE’s Dave Goldsman has developed operations research and industrial engineering instructional modules, Project MINDSET (Mathematics Instruction using Decision Science and Engineering Tools), aimed at high school students. Some of this work evolved into a high school OR/IE course that is currently offered in a number of states, including Georgia.

Interactive Game: Theme Park

Theme Park, an engaging interactive computer game geared towards the learning of probability and statistics, was developed by ISyE’s Ton Dieker for high school students in grades nine through 12. As students analyze, maneuver, construct, and synthesize information throughout the game, they gain a deeper understanding of a variety of topics in probability and statistics, while applying these concepts to a real-world situation. 

For more information on our K-12 outreach, contact Tuba Ketenci

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