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South Central Region

Message from Region Vice President

Kyle Grabill

Dear South Central Region members, 

Let me start by saying "thank you" for the opportunity to serve you as your region vice president (RVP). We have an outstanding region which is the result of those who have come before me and the outstanding leadership that exists at the professional and student chapter levels. Our society is primarily made up of volunteers who are committed to giving back to the profession. For this, I would like to say "thank you" to the volunteers throughout our region whether those who are serving in positions of leadership or those who are volunteering on a case by case basis. More from Kyle

The Chapter Chronicles

What are some of your fellow South Central Region chapters up to? Location cities? Missions? Goals? Objectives? Activities? Accomplishments? Plans for the future?

Click on the chapter you want to read about or read them all!

Professional Chapters
Chapter #22 - Houston (TX) 

Student Chapters
Chapter #872 Lamar University 

Chapter #860 Oklahoma State University 

Chapter #861 University of Oklahoma 

Chapter #878 University of Texas at Arlington 

New articles
An education cliche - that isn't a cliche
By Lew Cox 

Every person reading this verbiage has probably been in anywhere from one to several classes where the professor/teacher has solemnly intoned, "You need to be a lifelong learner." At the time, if you were like me, you probably thought some version of "Yeah, yeah," and didn't put the comment down in your most important notes. The phrases "lifelong learner" and "lifelong learning" have been used so often in education circles that they have become a cliché. Yet, they aren't one. Read the entire article 

Looking at Value-Added Activities within Time Management
By Emilie Gerhart

Imagine yourself to be an industrial engineering professional. Trust me. You conquer every problem and disturbance on the job with an IE mentality. You eliminate the waste and remove non value added activities. You make things safer and reduce cycle time. Now, think about how you handle your life outside of your job tasks. Are those actions value added? Full article 

Resume upgrades
By Emilie Gerhart

Is your resume updated? It’s challenging to keep such a dynamic document up to date due to the constant addition of experience and knowledge. However, there are a few key spots on your resume you should take a look at to make sure you are always ready for any opportunity. More information on upgrading resume 

Spring Safety
By Emilie Gerhart

Spring is in the air. Whether you embark on spring cleaning or not, there are a few important hazards that the National Safety Council wants you to be aware of this upcoming season.

The warmer weather marks an increase in outdoor activities. While partaking in these hobbies and pastimes, mind your head and take care to minimize traumatic brain injuries. Read more 


Chapter Management



South Central Region

Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas 

This region includes six professional chapters:

  • Central Arkansas 

  • Dallas-Ft. Worth

  • Greater Kansas City 

  • Houston

  • Northwest Arkansas

  • Wichita, Kan.



There are IIE student chapters at 16 colleges and universities in the region:

  • Kansas State University 
  • Lamar University 
  • Oklahoma State University 
  • St. Mary's University
  • Texas A&M University 
  • Texas A&M University- Commerce
  • Texas State University - San Marcos 
  • Texas Tech University 
  • University of Arkansas 
  • University of Houston
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • University of Oklahoma 
  • University of Texas at Arlington 
  • University of Texas El Paso
  • Wichita State University


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