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University regional conferences offer opportunities to begin your rise up

Students and young industrial engineers can jump-start their careers with IIE’s 2014 university regional conferences.

In addition to various competitions that allow the winners to present at the Annual Conference and Expo 2014 in Montreal later in the year, 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:




Dates: Jan. 23-25
Location: Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
Contact: Syed Mahmood, Student Conference Co-chair
Devi Odisho, Student Conference Co-chair
Cory Searcy, Faculty Conference Chair

Central & South America 

Dates: March 13-15
Location: Universidad de la Sabana, Bogota, Colombia
Contact: Andres Nieto Rivera, Student Conference Chair
Elver Alfonso Bermeo Munoz, Faculty Conference Chair

Great Lakes

Dates: Feb. 21-23
Location: Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Kyle Croes, Student Conference Co-Chair
Persefoni  Lauhon, Student Conference Co-Chair
Tycho Fredericks, Faculty Conference Chair


Dates: March 18-21
Location: Instituto Tecnologico de Ciudad Madero, Madero, Mexico
Contact: Liz Aguilar Gonzalez, Student Conference Co-chair
Samuel Ochoa Vazquez, Student Conference Co-chair
Jesus Esquivel, Faculty Conference Chair


Dates: Feb. 21-23
Location: Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Contact: Zvonko Cindrich, Student Conference Co-chair
Arris Bahrami, Student Conference Co-chair
Pat Koelling, Faculty Conference Chair

North Central

Dates: March 6-8
Location: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, S.D.
Contact: Katy Ramsbacher, Student Conference Co-chair
Terry Nguyen, Student Conference Co-chair
Dean Jensen, Faculty Conference Chair
Register for the conference


Dates: March 21-23
Location: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass.
Contact: Marina Chevis, Student Conference Co-chair
Veronica Vallenilla, Student Co-chair
Renata Konrad, Faculty Conference Chair
Register for the conference

South Central

Dates: Jan. 30 - Feb. 2
Location: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.
Bentley Fitchue, Student Conference Co-chair
Harsha Malshe, Student Conference Co-chair
Chase Rainwater, Faculty Conference Chair
Register for the conference


Dates: Feb. 28 - March 1
Location: University of Central Florida
Contact: Jose Sang, Student Conference Co-chair
Patricia Truax, Student Conference Co-chair
Anna Marquez, Student Conference Co-chair
Christopher Geiger, Faculty Conference Chair


Dates: Feb. 21-23
Location: California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, Pomona, Calif.
Contact: Arianne Maristela, Student Conference Co-chair
Minerva Munoz, Student Conference Co-chair
Kamran Abedini, Faculty Conference Chair
Register for the conference.

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