Start your power play

University regional conferences offer opportunities to begin your rise up

Students can jump-start their careers with IISE's 2017 university regional conferences.

In addition to various competitions that allow the winners to present at the IISE Annual Conference and Expo 2017 in Pittsburgh, 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.

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


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Dates: Jan. 19-21, 2017
Location: Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.
Contact: Kyle Gillan, Student Conference Chair
 John Blake, Faculty Conference Chair
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Central & South America

Dates: March 15-17, 2017
Location: Unitec-Honduras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Contact: Geovanny Arias, Student Conference Chair
 Anael Espinal, Faculty Conference Chair
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Great Lakes

Dates: Feb. 24-26, 2017
Location: Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Contact: Camille (Cami) Jones, Student Conference Chair
Tao Yuan, Faculty Conference Chair
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Dates: March 28-31, 2017
Location: Instituto Tecnologico Superior de Xalapa, Xalapa VC Mexico
Contact: Mauricio Montero Gonzalez, Student Conference Chair
Gerardo Meza, Faculty Conference Chair


Dates: Feb. 24-26, 2017
Location: University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, Tenn.
Contact: Sierra Frech, Student Conference Co-chair
Hannah Jarret, Student Conference Co-chair
Kylie White, Student Conference Co-chair
Mingzhou Jin, Faculty Conference Chair
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Middle East

Dates: February 11, 2017
Location: University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Contact: Aseel Abu Shanab, Student Conference Co-chair
Hamza Hajjir, Student Conference Co-chair
Rand Abu Dayyeh, Student Conference Co-chair
Dima Bilto, Student Conference Co-chair
Muna Sukkar, Student Conference Co-chair
Suhaib Mismar, Student Conference Co-chair
Raghad Hemeimat, Faculty Conference Chair

North Central

Dates: Feb. 23-25, 2017
Location: University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
Contact: Adriana Garcia, Student Conference Chair
Lin Li, Faculty Conference Chair
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Dates: March 24-26, 2017
Location: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.
Contact: Carlos Elizondo, Student Conference Chair
Mohamed Aboul-Seoud, Faculty Conference Chair
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South Central

Dates: March 2-4, 2017
Location: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Contact: Beth Zabilka, Student Conference Chair
Patrick Patterson, Faculty Conference Chair


Dates: March 3-5, 2017
Location: University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
Assisted by FAMU/FSU, Tallahassee, Fla.
Contact: Sara Wortman, Student Conference Co-chair
Thanh-Uyen Pham, Student Conference Co-chair
Yongpei Guan, Faculty Conference Chair


Dates:  Early 2018
Location: University of Arizona
Contact: Monica Kiilehua, Student Conference Co-chair
Keeli Ginsbach, Student Conference Co-chair
More information forthcoming