Central/South American Region (Region 16)

Welcome to the Central/South American Region! Our mission is to provide value to our members by offering a connection point that represents the needs, concerns, and support efforts of industrial engineers across 45 countries in Central and South America. Our region has one professional chapter located in Costa Rica and 24 university chapters across Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras Peru and Costa Rica.

XIV Latin American Congress was a huge success!

Academic conferences, student competitions, industrial and tourist visits as well as sociocultural events formed the activities of the XIV Latin American Congress of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). The event was organized by Diógenes Alvarez Solórzano, M.B.A., the IISE Central and South American regional vice president. 

About 450 students and professionals from Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru participated in the Congress focused on analyzing industrial development strategies based on scientific research, technological advances and innovations to general proposals for sustainable development in Latin America.

The theme of the Congress was to deepen research and trends that affect different integrated industrial systems, based on logistics, quality, automation, production, environmental management, occupational safety and health, and innovation management.
Participants were distinguished engineers who spoke during the three days of the Congress.

Click here to read more about the event.

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.

Region Vice President - Diogenes Alvarez

Diogenes AlvarezWelcome to Diogenes Alvarez, the new region vice president of the Central and South America Region! Your region vice president is your most valuable resource and establishes priorities for your region.

Diogenes is professor of Industrial Production Engineering, Professor Masters Program Planning at National University in San José, Costa Rica.

Assistant VP Student Development - Mónica Jaén Cuéndiz

Monica CuendizMónica Jaén Cuéndiz,  is a current student of industrial production engineering of the tecnological of Costa Rica. She is founder and secretary of the first university chapter in Costa Rica, Alpha Chapter 66; and serves as President of the productions engineer's association of the headquarters San Carlos.

The AVPSD interacts with student chapter leaders across the region to understand the basic needs and goals of each chapter and works to help meet those needs.

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Awesome and dynamic chapters!

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Read all about these awesome and dynamic chapters in the region! See their chapter logos and pictures of their president and faculty advisor. Learn about their vision and mission. Read about their activities. Note their website and email addresses.



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Congratulations to chapters who have attained GREEN Chapter Health Status for five consecutive years!

University chapters: Chapter Liberty and UNITEC-Honduras

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Central/South America Region

This region includes one professional chapter:

  • Costa Rica
  • Colombia

There are active IISE university chapters at 24 colleges and universities in the region:

In Colombia: 

  • Capítulo Estudiantil IISE UMB
  • Chapter Liberty - Universidad Libre
  • Escuela Colombiana de Ingenería
  • IISE Javeriana Cali
  • Konrad Lorenz IISE chapter
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
  • Universidad Central
  • Universidad de la Sabana
  • Universidad Konrad  Lorenz
  • Universidad Santiago de Cali
  • Universidad Tecnológico de Bolívar
  • UPTC-Sogamoso
  • Universidad de Los Andes

In Dominican Republic: 

  • Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra

In Ecuador: 

  • ESPOL (Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral)
  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito

In Honduras: 

  • UNITEC-Honduras

In Peru: 

  • Continental University
  • Universidad de San Martín de Porres
  • Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería
In Costa Rica:

  • Alpha Chapter 669  TEC San Carlos
  • Caribbean Chapter 663 TEC Limón
  • Infinity Chapter 654, TEC Cartago
  • ULACIT Chapter  659