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Chapter No. 860 - Oklahoma State University

Provided by Baski Balasndaram
Edited by Emilie Gerhart

Other sources include the chapter website located at http://orgs.okstate.edu/iie/.

The Oklahoma State University Student Chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers can be found in recent IIE News as the chapter was recognized for having an outstanding website in the August 2012 issue of the IIE HQ Chapter Leader Newsletter. Members of this chapter have also won numerous awards at annual and regional conferences alike.

Austin Buchanan placed first in the IIE Undergraduate Student Technical Paper Competition at the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2012 held in Orlando, Fla., where he competed against seven other regional winners. Austin presented his paper, which is co-authored by Adrian Smith, based on their senior design project, "An Investigation into Instructor Staffing at Oklahoma State University Fire Service Training." Austin qualified to present at the Annual Conference by placing first in the Student Paper Competition at the 2012 IIE South Central Regional Conference hosted by University of Missouri in March 2012. Akkarapol Sa-Ngasoongsong placed first in the Society for Engineering & Management Systems Student Paper Competition sponsored by Transformation Systems Inc. at the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2012. Akkarapol’s award-winning paper is "Long-term Demand Prediction Using Long-run Equilibrium Relationship of Intrinsic Time-scale Decomposition Components." He is a doctoral student of Dr. Satish Bukkapatnam and an officer of the IIE chapter.

The objective of the Oklahoma State University Chapter is to "get students involved in IIE activities so they can meet other students, the faculty, and learn more about the Industrial Engineering profession." The Oklahoma State University Chapter plans to achieve their objective by hosting numerous events for its members. Upcoming events for the fall semester include a welcome back picnic, Halloween party and a field trip. The Oklahoma State University is certain to contribute to a successful upcoming semester for its members, and will continue to make the South Central Region proud.

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