2014 global and regional undergraduate student technical paper competition winners

Global first, second and third place winners:

First place: North Central region
Patrick Gathof, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Supermarket Redesign: Demand-driven Inventory Planning 

Second place: Canadian region
Kevin Conrad, Dalhousie University
Resource Allocation at the Cobequid Community Health Centre 

Third place: Mexican region
Sergio Antonio Martinez Marceleno, Universidad Politecnica de San Luis Potosi
Viscera Exclusion in the Transformation Process of Tuna Surplus 

Regional first place winners:

Great Lakes region
Michael Newbern, The Ohio State University
Understanding and Reducing Unrealized Revenue 

Mid Atlantic region
Emily Koledin, West Virginia University
Ground Support-reconditioning Line Process Improvement 

Northeast region
Michael Obsuth, Rutgers University
An Analysis of an Optimal Packing System 

South Central region
Erin Lee, Oklahoma State University
Process Improvement in Stillwater Medical Center's Same Day Surgery Department 

Southeast region
Beau Shinkle, Georgia Institute of Technology
A Stochastic Optimization Approach to Appointment Scheduling in Healthcare 

Western region
Paul Nava, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Process Improvement and Changeover Reduction at Davis Wire Corporation