University of Kansas Student Chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
The KU Chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Society is open to all students and faculty members interested in promoting the art and science of illumination engineering and lighting design. The KU group participates in activities such as monthly chapter meetings, regional and national meetings, and tours of local projects with their designers.
The 1995 fall semester agenda included an opening picnic with over forty people in attendance, a tour of a Lawrence neon sign manufacturing company, a presentation and tour of the Johnson County Public Library with Bruce Yarnell and Mark Hershmann of Yarnell & Associates, and a meeting where we watched a video of the 1995 Progress Report as presented at the Annual Conference in New York City. Our members have also been traveling outside the Kansas City area to attend the Regional IES Conferences, Lightfair, and the IES Annual Conference. We've even surprised the Wall Street IESNA Headquarters by stopping in for a quick tour of the main offices.
Our biggest annual activity is preparing for each spring's Engineering Expo which is the School of Engineering's showcase of interactive displays demonstrating engineering principles for high school students, the University, and the local community.
Chapter Officers 2021-2022:
- President: Alaa Alhaj Issa
- Vice-President: Elizabeth S. Davidson
- Treasurer: Hannah E. Engelland
- Secretary: Samantha E. Tom
- Engineering Student Council Representative: Monica A. Lozano
New members are welcome to join us anytime. If you're interested, please send the Chapter President, Alaa Alhaj Issa, an email with your name, short bio, contact info, and a headshot (so that future employers can get to know your face).
The KU IES student chapter meets every other month or as necessary.