H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Founded: 
1945
Named: 
2006

Established originally as a program at Georgia Tech in 1924, and becoming a School in 1945, the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) is the largest academic program of its kind in the United States. With a large tenure-track faculty, ISyE is able to support a broad spectrum of academic concentrations with several that have achieved world-class rank. The School is named in honor of H. Milton Stewart. H. Milton Stewart has a long history of philanthropy at Georgia Tech. He established the H. Milton Stewart Endowment Fund for ISyE Programs in 1995 and the H. Milton and Carolyn J. Stewart School Chair in ISyE in 1999. He has supported scholarships for women students coming to Georgia Tech from Habersham High School.

In addition, he has established the H. Milton Stewart Endowment Fund for ISyE Programs in 1995 and the H. Milton and Carolyn J. Stewart School Chair in ISyE in 1999. He has supported scholarships for women students coming to Georgia Tech from Habersham High School.

Stewart is retired chairman and CEO of Standard Group Inc., a company he established in 1987 with his sister, Kay Swanson, in Cornelia, Georgia. In addition to receiving his bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1961, Stewart later went on to receive his MBA from Emory University. Stewart is a trustee emeritus of the Georgia Tech Foundation, emeritus member and former chairman of the ISyE Advisory Board, former member of the College of Engineering Advisory Board, and a former president, trustee, and Executive Committee member of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association.

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Philanthropy - The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering was dedicated and named in 2006 in recognition of the Stewarts' $20M commitment
  • #1 Undergraduate program (19 years) (U.S. News and World Report)
  • #1 Graduate program (23 years) (U.S. News and World Report)
  • Largest Industrial Engineering program in the US