Chapter Leader News

October 2013                                         

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"A volunteer leader's personal passion for the group's mission is contagious and it motivates." 
                                                                                                                   -John M. Gibb

University chapters "shine on" earning Silver and Bronze!  

It is with illuminating pride that IIE announces 16 university chapters receiving the 2013 SILVER award and 5 university chapters receiving the 2013 BRONZE award. These awards recognize those chapters who have demonstrated marked improvements, progress and overall achievements in 2012-2013.

The 2012-2013 University Chapter Activity Report (UCAR) is the basis for the University Chapter Recognition Program Awards. Gold, Silver and Bronze awards are given based on points scored.
Click here to view IIE student chapters receiving 2013 SILVER Award!
Click here to view IIE student chapters receiving 2013 BRONZE Award!
Chapter best practices at the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2013

The student track committee for the 2013 Annual Conference & Expo in San Juan, Puerto Rico, selected eight 2012 GOLD Award winning chapters to present best practice presentations at the conference.  Each  issue of Chapter Leader News will highlight a best practices presentation. Watch for them all and get ideas for your chapter!  This issue features University of Central Florida!

Click here to view UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA Best Practices

We look forward to seeing you in Montreal in 2014 for the largest industrial and systems engineering event of the year!  
 May 31 - June 3, 2014
Palais des Congrés de Montréal - Montréal, Canada


The conference program comprises two types of sessions: Applied Solutions, showcasing proven solutions and applications from industry, and the Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), featuring research from academia and industry scholars.


Be a part of the energy that is the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014! Share your best practices and your cutting-edge research.


Submit your abstract now for the 2014 conference! Submission deadline is Nov. 22, 2013. 


Each year, GOErgo and the Applied Ergonomics Conference Committee present two awards for ergonomics creativity, and it is always one of the highlights of the conference. These awards will be presented at the conference on March 27. Submissions are now being accepted for the 2014 Creativeness in Ergonomics Awards. 

Click here for more information and submission forms. 


Ergo Cup® submissions are now being accepted! 

The internationally recognized Ergo Cup® competition, sponsored by the Ergonomics Center of North Carolina and Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University and presented by IIE, provides an exciting opportunity for companies to highlight their successful ergonomic solutions. The general theme across all Ergo Cup® categories is innovation.


Submit your application now for
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Hail to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor for hosting an outstanding regional conference!


The IIE Great Lakes Regional Conference 2013 at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor was a great success with more than 280 conference attendees. Sara Ali served as conference chair, and Mark Daskin served as faculty conference chair. IIE Board of Trustees member, Sunderesh S. Heragu, attended the conference.
Regional Vice President of the Great Lakes Region, Vanda Ametlli,  speaks to conference attendees

It is the hard work and dedication of IIE students that results in the continuing growth in attendance at IIE university regional conferences. The university regional conferences are where future IIE professional members and motivated IIE volunteers are born. Thank you, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, for hosting an event of which your university and IIE can be proud.







  • Enter the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference Graduate Student Paper Competition The Society for Health Systems (SHS) is pleased to announce the 2014 graduate student  paper competition, sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. Describe how industrial engineering skills were applied to a problem arising in healthcare systems engineering, either through applied projects, research results, case studies, class projects or other work efforts. Paper submissions can include one or multiple student authors, however a student member of SHS must be the first author of the paper. Submission deadline is Nov. 30.
  • Societies & Divisions Awards IIE's societies and divisions offer awards to recognize accomplishments by their members in industry, teaching and student paper competitions. Visit to learn the eligibility requirements and deadlines. 
  • The Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference, Feb. 21-24, 2014, in Orlando, Fla. will also feature a Student Case Study Competition. More details will be announced in the coming months.
  • Nominate your friends and fellow IIE members for the Creativeness in Ergonomics Practioner of the Year Award. The award recipient will receive a complimentary registration to the conference. Submit your nominations by the deadline: Nov. 29. 
  • Nominate a deserving student for an IIE scholarship Do you know a strong IE student? Nominate him or her for an IIE scholarship. Nominations are due by Nov. 15 (with the exception of the SHS Scholarship, which is due Dec. 1). Scholarships and fellowships are valued up to $4,000 and awarded to graduate and undergraduate student members.Click here for eligibility criteria and more information
  • Honors and awards Recognize achievement through leadership, teaching, research, service or academic pursuit. IIE honors and awards highlight accomplishments of fellow IIE members. Show your appreciation by nominating a colleague, peer or student member for an IIE award. Members may not self-nominate with the exception of the  Innovations in Curriculum Award, but may make their interest known to colleagues and advisors. For more information
  • Chapter dues rebate checks have been mailed to professional and student chapters.
  • Morgan State University student chapter is back in action! Reactivated! From zero members to 25 members! Way to go!
Charters and Reactivations


Africa Region
Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport 
Middle East Region
An-Naja National University (Palestine)
Islamic University (Palestine)


Mexico Region
Inst.Tecnologico de Veracruz 
Central and South America Region
Universidad de la Sabana 
Mid-Atlantic Region
Morgan State University

Pending Charters!
Southwest Asia Region
University of Engineering and Technology Taxila (Pakistan) 
Central and South America Region
IIE Capitula Javerina Cali (Colombia) Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra
Pending Reactivations!
Southeast Region
Atlanta Chapter
Key Region

Michael Lalle

Joyce Hadley


South Central
Kyle Grabill 
North Central

International Council Chair
Bopaya Bidanda
Central/South America

Spotlight on Chapter Website


IIE is proud to recognize outstanding chapter websites that provide members with up-to-date information while offering an interesting visual experience.


This issue of
Chapter Leader News


Chapter #75
Central Connecticut

as the outstanding website!

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Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon has been awarded  2013 GOLD Award.
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