South Central Region
Message from Region Vice President
Dear South Central Region members,
Let me start by saying "thank you" for the opportunity to serve you as your region vice president (RVP). We have an outstanding region which is the result of those who have come before me and the outstanding leadership that exists at the professional and student chapter levels. Our society is primarily made up of volunteers who are committed to giving back to the profession. For this, I would like to say "thank you" to the volunteers throughout our region whether those who are serving in positions of leadership or those who are volunteering on a case by case basis. More from Kyle
South Central University Regional Conference 2013
Hosted by the University of Houston Chapter 877- Houston, Texas
By Emilie Gerhart
I know it's not polite to pry, but are you registered to attend the South Central 2013 Regional University Conference hosted by the University of Houston Chapter 877 in Houston,Texas on Feb. 8-9? Whether you answer yes or no to this question, you will find some useful information in this article regarding the conference.
The University of Houston Chapter 877 formed a committee to tackle the intensive planning and responsibilities associated with organizing the conference. This committee is made up of 15 IIE members, and consists of chapter officers and members alike. The committee has done an outstanding job of networking with the community and has already obtained the following sponsors: Cintas, Cameron, FMC Technologies, University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, Caterpillar Inc., and Technetics Group.
The theme for the South Central 2013 Regional University Conference is "One Degree; One Thousand Fields."
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Engineers, industrial engineers and nocebos
By Lew Cox
Engineers, in general, have been both toasted and reviled over time. Engineers have received credit for innumerable breakthroughs in space and aerospace, in manufacturing, in medical instruments, etc., almost ad infinitum. Engineers have also had blame heaped upon them, fairly or unfairly, for many of the ills of mankind. When I was in graduate school in the 1960s, engineers in general were scorned as those who were responsible for just about everything that was wrong with civilization. Those were the days of draft card burnings, marches on various governmental agencies, deliberate destruction of data banks and computer centers, and a host of other forms and recipients of protests. I will leave any arguments about the protests' accomplishments for more learned minds than mine.
The fact is that engineers have always been, and will always be, needed to make discoveries and solve problems of all types in all industries and all organizations. Their formal education, coupled with their innate drive to investigate and attack problems and challenges, make them the go-to people for such activities.
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?
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No. 803 University of Arkansas
No. 825 Kansas State
No. 836 University of Missouri
No. 860 Oklahoma State University
No. 861 University of Oklahoma
No. 878 University of Texas at Arlington
- Kyle Grabill
Region Vice President
- Lew Cox
Assistant Region Vice President for Student Development (ARVPSD) | Newsletter Editor
South Central Region
Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas
This region includes six professional chapters:
Greater Kansas City
There are IIE student chapters at 16 colleges and universities in the region: