Industrial Engineering Student’s Organization (IESO)
UPLB IESO is the sole academic organization recognized by the Department of Industrial Engineering and the only organization in UPLB affiliated with the Philippines Institute of Industrial Engineers.
The organization was established November 26, 2001 and since then, the organization has been practicing efficiency, professionalism and excellence among its members. Being an academic organization for Industrial Engineering students, their goal is always to promote and maintain academic excellence and is geared towards developing leadership skills and potential within the organization. With the knowledge and skills gained through the Industrial Engineering field, UPLB IESO aims to promote camaraderie and propagate the interests and endeavors of Industrial Engineering in the community, the society and the country through significant activities for the members and for the whole IE student body as well.
The Southern Tagalog Industrial Engineering Seminar caters all Industrial Engineering students from different schools around Calabarzon. This seminar aims to give meaningful talks from prominent Industrial Engineers through different Industrial Engineering topics every year. Its intention is also to enlighten and inspire the students on the Industrial Engineering field.
The Freshmen Convocation is organized by UPLB IESO for the incoming BS Industrial Engineering students. In this program, students are given an overview on what they are to face through their years of staying here in UPLB as IE students.
The Student Faculty Meeting is prepared by the Department of Industrial Engineering in partnership with UPLB IESO to cater all queries and suggestions from Industrial Engineering students regarding the academe. The IED faculty discusses about the curriculum, thesis and practicum guidelines and other matters concerning the whole department and students.
The Plant Tour is organized by UPLB IESO supported by IED to expose the Industrial Engineering students on the applications of the Industrial Engineeringfield. Here, they are able to see how Industrial Engineers work outside and how the IE concepts are applied in different factories and offices. For the first semester, the Plant Tour is situated within the Calabarzon area and for the second semester, within the Philippines.
Every year, UPLB IESO along with the IE Department arranges a Thesis & Practicum Awareness Seminar to prepare the students who are about to take their thesis, manus or special problem. This is also to cater the questions, concerns and suggestions of IE students regarding these matters.
Workshops in photoshop, public speaking, Microsoft tools and many others is done by UPLB IESO to develop and enhance the knowledge and abilities of their members in certain skills.
For the past years since the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers was established, UPLB IESO has been dominating the top positions of PIIE National Student Chapter and Calabarzon Chapter and has always been active in participating PIIE activities such as the National Student Congress, Sports Fiesta, Coordination Meetings, etc.