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2012 IIE Global and Regional Undergraduate Student Technical Paper Competition Winners

The first place winners of the regional student competitions competed at the global level at the IIE Annual Conference & Expo 2012 in Orlando, Fla.

Global first, second and third place winners:

First place:
South Central Region
Austin Buchanan; Oklahoma State University
Title: An Investigation into Instructor Staffing at Oklahoma State University Fire Service Training

Second place:
Northeast Region
Xuanya Zhang; Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Title: A Feasibility Study of a Biodiesel Plant in Cartago, Costa Rica

Third place:
Western Region
Kaveh “Kevin” Shamuilian; Cal Poly – Pomona
Title: Optimizing Production at Oasis Medical, Inc.

Regional first place winners:

Canadian Region:
Amanda LeDuc; University of Waterloo
Title: Optimal Hospital Bed Distribution Study: A Queuing Theory Application

Central & South American Region:
Luisa Spaggiari; Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Title: Characterization, Evaluation and Design of Indicators for the Colombia Ports Using Key Competitiveness Factors

Great Lakes Region:
Tim Duke; Purdue University
Title: Computational Evaluation of Social Service Network Dynamics Using Window Analysis

Mexican Region:
Ana Karen Totolhua Munoz; Tecnologico de Puebla
Title: The New Manufacturing System at Benteler Puebla Case: New Volkswagen Model JETTA A6

Mid Atlantic Region:
Hunter Burney; Tennessee Tech
Title: Implementing a Culture of Process Improvement in the CRMC Cancer Center

North Central Region:
Kyoungwon Kang; University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Title: Optimization of Medication Distribution Systems

Northeast Region:
Xuanya Zhang; Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Title: A Feasibility Study of a Biodiesel Plant in Cartago, Costa Rica

South Central Region:
Austin Buchanan; Oklahoma State University
Title: An Investigation into Instructor Staffing at Oklahoma State University Fire Service Training

Southeast Region:
James Reid; University of Central Florida
Title: Improving a Hospital Trayline through the Application of Lean Techniques

Western Region:
Kaveh “Kevin” Shamuilian; Cal Poly – Pomona
Title: Optimizing Production at Oasis Medical, Inc.

 

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