IISE Construction Division best Student Paper Competition

The papers should demonstrate or describe the use of techniques such as lean methods, quality management, green technology, simulation, optimization, automation and alternative materials.

Eligibility requirements

  • Open to both undergraduate and graduate students and design teams.
  • Open only to students attending universities in the United States.
  • Must be a member of IISE, or must agree to become members before the award is made.
  • Papers must be no more than 10 pages in length and follow the competition guidelines.
  • No more than two student co-authors per paper.
  • Papers co-authored by professors are excluded from the competition, but your professor's assistance is welcome.
  • The first place winner must agree to travel to the IISE Annual Conference & Expo on May 18-21, 2019, in Orlando, Florida, to present the winning paper.
  • Award will be presented at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo.

Important dates and information

Paper submission deadline: Feb. 22, 2019

Winner will be notified by: March 1, 2019

Submit your papers to Mehdi Khazaeli

Enter now for a chance to win a cash award.

For more information or questions contact Bonnie Cameron.

2018 Winners

1st Place:
Reza Foroughi
The Pennsylvania State University
"Optimum Geometrical Design Parameters of Windows in Residential Buildings"

2nd Place:
Jackie Koyama and Ryan Teixeira
University of the Pacific
"Integration of BIM and Structural Analysis: A Case Study"

Past Winners 

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