2016 IISE GlobaL and regional undergraduate student technical paper competition winners

Global first, second and third place winners:

First Place: Canadian Region
Lath Gbongbe
Ryerson University
"Data Driven Improvement in Alarm Fatigue Management:

Second Place: South Central Region
Ian Giese
Oklahoma State University
"An Investigation into the Receiving Operations at Ditch Witch"

Third Place: Mexican Region
Maria Fernanda Martinez
Universidad de Monterrey
"Decreasing Routing Truck Capacity Under-utilization Waste: A Case Study"

Regional first place winners:

Central & South American Region
Santiago Tovar
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
"Card Game Simulation as a Strategy for a Slotting Problem of Unit Picking in a Mechanized System"

Great Lakes Region
Salman Ammoun
Wayne State University
"Emergency Department Wait Time Reduction by Using Computer Simulation Modeling"

Mid-Atlantic Region
Nevin Sawyer
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
"Investiagation and Evaluation of Microgrid Optimization Techniques"

North Central Region
Landon Mara
Milwaukee School of Engineering
"Lead Time Reduction for the Leukoreduced Red Blood Cell Production Process"

Northeast Region
Ian Schaeffer
Northeastern University
"Navigating the Sea of Retirement Choices: A Process Improvement Initiative"

Southeast Region
Prashant Tailor
Georgia Institute of Technology
"FindED.io - A Patient Decision Tool for Determining the Optimal Emergency Room for Non-ambulance Emergencies"

Western Region
Kyle Smith
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
"Optimization of Phone Call Handling at Daylight Transportation"