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University regional conferences offer opportunities to begin your rise up

Students can jump-start their careers with IISE's 2018 university regional conferences.

In addition to various competitions that allow the winners to present at the IISE Annual Conference and Expo 2018 in Orlando, Fla., 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. 25-28, 2018
Location:University of Windsor, Windsor, Ont.
Contact: RJ Sivanesan, Student Conference Chair
Ahmed Azab, Faculty Conference Chair

Central & South America

Dates: March 14-16, 2018
Location: Technological of Costa Rica (TEC)-Costa Rica, Cartago-SanJosé, Costa Rica
Contact: Anthony Valverde, Student Conference Chair
Ing. Diógenes Alvarez Solórzano, M.B.A, RVP Region 16 and Faculty Conference Chair
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Relevant in this congress was the designation of the Headquarters XV of the Latin American Congress Industrial Engineering Region 16 of the IISE, which will be organized by Costa Rica in 2018 in the Technological of Costa Rica. The  reason why the Ambassador in Honduras of Costa Rica, Mr. Eugenio Trejos, former Director of the TEC, visited and congratulated the delegation of Costa Rica on this great achievement.

Great Lakes

Dates: Feb. 2-3, 2018
Location: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Contact: Georgia Lindner, Student Conference Co-chair
Gunnar Smyth, Student Conference Co-chair
Carolyn Sommerich, Faculty Conference Chair
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Dates: March 20-23, 2018
Location: Universidad Politecnica de San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Contact: Leticia Hernandez, Student Conference Chair
Fernando Nino, Faculty Conference Chair


Dates: Feb. 9-11, 2018
Location: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.
Contact: Cameron Shaffer, Student Conference Co-chair
Nicole Niemer, Student Conference Co-chair
Matthew Parker, Student Conference Co-chair
Musaab Alamoudi, Student Conference Co-chair
Julie Swann, Faculty Conference Chair
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Middle East

Dates: Feb. 16-17, 2018
Location: University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Contact: Aseel Abu Shanab, Student Conference Co-chair
Muna Sukkar, Student Conference Co-chair
Ahmad Adwan, Student Conference Co-chair
Abdullah Melhem, Student Conference Co-chair
Suhaib Mismar, Student Conference Co-chair
Hamza Hajjir, Student Conference Co-chair
Rand Abu Dayyeh, Student Conference Co-chair
Zeyad Al Haj
,  Student Confrence Chair
Raghad Hemeimat, Faculty Conference Chair

North Central

Dates: Feb. 22-24, 2018
Location: University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Contact: Mandy Gavin, Student Conference Co-chair
Jacob Anderson, Student Conference Co-chair
Molly Blasberg, Student Conference Co-chair
Priyadarshini (Priya) Pannathur, Faculty Conference Chair
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Dates: March 23-25, 2018
Location: Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y.
Contact: Dimple Joseph, Student Conference Chair
John Kaemmerlen, Faculty Conference Chair
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South Central

Dates: March 2-4, 2018
Location: Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Contact: Brian HsuStudent Conference Chair
Erick Moreno-Centeno, Faculty Conference Chair
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Dates: Feb. 2-5, 2018
Location: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
Contact: Vooha Vellanki, Student Conference Chair
Dawn Strickland, Faculty Conference Chair


Dates:  Feb. 15-18, 2018
Location: University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.
Contact: Keeli Ginsbach, Student Conference Chair
Sherilyn Keaton, Faculty Conference Chair