Chapter Leader News

February 2014                                         

Chapter Management Center
Best Practices for University Regional Conference Planning

Thursday, Feb. 27 | 2 p.m. Eastern time 

Register now - Free to IIE members

IIE recognizes professional chapter newsletters & editors

The chapter newsletter is the pipeline that supplies chapter members with information they need to know about. A great chapter newsletter keeps its readers captivated with interesting articles on relevant topics, chapter events and news of members' accomplishments. At the same time, the newsletter should be visually appealing, easy to read and navigate.

IIE extends a "thank you" to the following professional chapters and newsletter editors for their efforts in producing an award-winning chapter newsletter.


National Capital
Twin Cities
Greater Detroit
Central Connecticut
Long Island

 So. Jersey Delaware 
Chris Mensah
Martin Franklin
Jenna Weiland
Britney Beyer
Carolina White
Tom Fiorella
Thomas T. Fung 






  • Student Chapters - Enter the 2014 YouTube Video Contest. Your chapter could win up to $1,000! 
    Deadline is Feb. 22!

Get your entry in now! IIE encourages your student IIE chapter to create a winning YouTube video that will help provide high school seniors with an understanding of what industrial engineering is from a student point of view. See the rules for 2014 entries.

  • The 2013 CAR form for Professional Chapters is posted in the Chapter Management Center. Deadline for submittal is Feb. 28. Send to Pam Patterson
  • The 2013-2014 UCAR for Student Chapters is posted in the Chapter Management Center. Deadline for submittal is April 30. Send to Pam Patterson
  • Next chapter dues rebates checks for student chapters go out September 2014
  • Next chapter dues rebate checks will go out to professional chapters in May 2014.
  • View University Region Conference dates and contacts here
  • Kuwait University Student Chapter organized a trip to London. A total of thirty Engineering students were allowed to register. The chapter arranged an exclusive project site visit to one of the major construction projects in London: The Queen's Terminal (T2) - London Heathrow Airport.
Attendance at IIE University Regional Conferences continues to grow!


Congratulations to all on the successes of IIE student region conferences in 2013! The student region conference is where IIE professional members are motivated and IIE volunteers are born. Thank you to all university chapters who hosted a region conference in 2013.
North Central University Regional Conference
Hosted by IIE Student Chapter No. 824, University of Iowa
University of Iowa chapter members -  Ready for conference check-in!
 Attend your region's student conference in 2014!  Click here for schedule.

International chapter close-up

IIE ESPOL in Ecuador 
holds interesting and innovative activities 

Chapter activities held in 2013 by Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral student chapter (ESPOL) in Guayaquil, Ecuador, are certainly notable. 


Who wants to be a millionaire: Organized the industrial engineering spin-off of the contest "Who wants to be a millionaire". The auditorium was full in an event like never seen before in the university.


Community project - "NAVIDAD ES JESÚS": During December, members 

 of the chapter volunteered and supported the project "Navidad es Jesus", which had as goal to share food and give a positive Christmas message to families in need.  A team of chapter members asked and received donations, and chapter members went to poor neighborhoods in the city to give food to families in need.     

Industrial safety photo contest: Launched the industrial safety photo contest, in which students could observe which situations represent a danger in university, take a picture, propose a solution and make a message calling everybody to be safe in the university. Winners received personal safety equipment as prize.

Information stand: Set up an information stand on campus for recruiting members   

Nestle Plant Tour: Organized a visit to one of Nestle's plants in the city
The chapter welcomed Jairo Alfonso Vargas, regional vice president of Central and South America Region, who recently visited the chapter.
(l to r) Ph.D Andrés Abad Robalino, Faculty Advisor; Christian Silva Barreiro, President; Erika Campaña Benavides, Treasurer; Jairo Alfonso Vargas, RVP Central and South America


Student Benefit! IIE Continuing Education on Campus


IIE Training Center Logo IIE's continuing education department has instituted a program through which we will come to your campus, usually on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and present either Six Sigma green belt or lean green belt training immediately followed by IIE's certification examination. And we do this for students at a discount of over 60 percent off  the regular IIE member prices.


The way the process works:


  1. Contact IIE to let us know you are interested ( We will send you specific details on the costs and requirements.
  2. Pick your dates. We do have a finite number of instructors, so the sooner you select the better.
  3. Confirm a classroom or meeting room with an LCD projector and white board or flip chart availability.
  4. Promote the class to your members, other IE majors, other engineering majors, and even other related disciplines on campus.
  5. Collect the registration fee (and maybe even add a little bit on for your chapter). We can even help with an online payment system.
  6. Send the registration information to IIE headquarters.
  7. Attend the course, pass the exam, and receive your green belt certification.

Let us know if you are interested in this student benefit.

May 31 - June 3, 2014
Palais des Congrés de Montréal - Montréal, Canada

We look forward to seeing you this year in Montreal for the largest industrial and systems engineering event of the year! 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.


You will leave this conference rejuvenated and filled with fresh ideas you can put to use immediately. Take the best and re-energize your career with new ways to address your most challenging issues. The conference program is sure to provide you with countless ideas and solutions that translate into improved efficiency, productivity, quality and competitiveness for your organization. There are many events happening at the same time, so plan your time well. The ISERC and Applied Solutions sessions are timed so that they start and end at times that allow you to attend sessions in both programs.


Be a part of the energy that is the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014! Conference website - Registration open!
Regional Vice Presidents


Joyce Hoelzer
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 or region websites that provide members with up-to-date information while offering an interesting visual experience.


This issue of
Chapter Leader News


University of

as the outstanding website!


Continue your involvement with IIE
after graduation as an IIE Young Proessional.
Read about first-year graduate membership discount


Is that a fact?

The American army tried to train bats to drop bombs during World War II.

Student Chapter Required Documents
Step-by-Step Guide  

Presented by IIE Regional Operations Board

April 10 | 2 p.m. Eastern time


More information and registration