South Central Region

Message from the Region Vice President - Brandon Laird

Brandon LairdI am honored to have the opportunity to serve the South Central Region. My mission is to improve the health of each chapter and provide continuity to allow for growth by working together to solve problems and increase the influence of the industrial engineer. Please join with me in working to improve the world around us.

Overview of IIE Divisions

The Institute of Industrial Engineers seeks to connect professionals and students in order to develop and advance the Industrial Engineering profession. By participating in one or more of the IIE Divisions, members can join with other individuals globally to gain insight into specific industrial engineering fields and industries. Contributing to these groups is free to IIE members, and each organization offers a unique set of resources and knowledge. Keep reading to learn more about each of the IIE Divisions.

Attend the South Central Regional Conference!

Dates: Feb. 25-27, 2016
Location: Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.
Contact: Drew Ewing, Student Conference Co-chair

Jumpstart your career! In addition to various competitions that allow the winners to present at the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2016 in Anaheim, California, 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.

Click here for more information and registration.

Congratulations to chapters that have attained GREEN chapter health status for five consecutive years!

University chapters: University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Texas at Arlington, and Wichita State University (KS)

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 No. 56: Greater Wichita 

Chapter No. 92: Greater Kansas City 

Student Chapters 

Chapter No. 860: Oklahoma State University 

Chapter No. 861: University of Oklahoma 

Chapter No. 875: Texas A&M University 

Chapter No. 753: Texas State University 

Chapter No. 876: Texas Tech University 

Chapter No. 877: University of Houston 

Feature article

Is Your Feedback Effective?
How do we ensure that we are developing our employees and achieving the desired results? It’s as simple as giving the right feedback. A carefully thought out message can show peers and employees that you value their insight and trust them to take the wheel. On the other hand, a sharp critique can stunt a team member’s productivity permanently and damage important relationships. Read the entire article 


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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