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University regional conferences offer opportunities to begin your rise up

Students can jump-start their careers with IISE's 2016 university regional conferences.

In addition to various competitions that allow the winners to present at the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2016 in Anaheim, Calif., attendees can network with and listen to speakers from industries, take plant tours to learn about processes and potential employers, and start forming their own professional networks with other up-and-coming students.

WEBINAR: Best Practices for University Regional Conference Planning 

The dates, locations and contacts for the scheduled university conferences are:


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Dates: Jan. 21-24, 2016
Location: University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
Contact: Diana Dickson, Student Conference Co-chair
Fatih Erenay, Faculty Conference Chair
More information 

Central & South America

Dates: March 17-19, 2016
Location: Escuela Superior Politecnica de Litoral, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Contact: Daniela Pincay Villamar, Student Conference Chair
Andres Abad, Faculty Conference Chair
More information 

Great Lakes

Dates: Feb. 19-21, 2016
Location: Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.
Contact: Joe Isho, Student Conference Co-chair
Gail Evans, Faculty Conference Chair
More information 


Dates: March 18-23, 2016
Location: Instituto Politecnico Nacional (UPIICSA), Mexico City
Contact: Omar Sosa Gomaz, Student Conference Co-chair
Miguel Castillo Vargas, Student Conference Co-chair
Juan Hurtado Moreno, Faculty Conference Chair
More information 


Dates: Feb. 26-28, 2016
Location: North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina
Contact: Brooke Brown Lewis, Student Conference Co-chair
Andrea Ibeanusi, Student Conference Co-chair
Paul Stanfield, Faculty Conference Chair

North Central

Dates: Feb. 25-27, 2016
Location: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Ill.
Contact: Nachi Pai, Student Conference Chair
Doug King, Faculty Conference Chair
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Dates: March 18-20, 2016
Pricing: Rutgers students - $55; Speakers - Free; Others - $65
Location: Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey
Contact: Natalia Soler, Student Conference Chair
Jim Luxhoj, Faculty Conference Chair 
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South Central

Dates: Feb. 25-27, 2016
Location: Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.
Contact: Drew Ewing, Student Conference Co-chair
Hannah Frith, Student Conference Co-chair
Margaret Rys, Faculty Conference Chair
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Dates: Feb. 11-14, 2016
Location: University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla.
Contact: Jessica Johnson, Student Conference Co-chair
Manuel Gomez, Student Conference Co-chair
Alex Savachkin, Faculty Conference Chair


Dates: March 3-5
Location: Colorado State University - Pueblo, Pueblo, Colo.
Contact: Mariana Hosomi, Student Conference Co-chair
Amber Torrez, Student Conference Co-chair
Leonardo Bedoya-Valencia, Faculty Conference Chair
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