Through the OutreachISE Awareness Initiative, we are engaging our students and faculty to create memorable experiences and share academic and professional opportunities in industrial and systems engineering (ISE) with groups of high-school and college students, as well as with other young professionals looking to enter graduate education. We are kickstarting a number of initiatives to increase awareness of opportunities in ISE, from webinars about programs of study, to a podcast featuring ISE students, researchers and industry professionals, to experiential learning opportunities in collaboration with local high-schools. We are also collaborating with our university’s programs and initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion in our student body, such as CHOICES, which gives middle-school girls an opportunity to learn about engineering. Finally, we have also started a number of experiential learning opportunities for our undergraduate students to practice operations management and develop awareness of professional opportunities in ISE.