The most popular discussion post session on IISE Connect is the “Introduce Yourself” thread. The initial dialog was so hefty, an “Introduce Yourself Part II” was added and the first round archived. Check out a sampling of some of the part deux introductions below. Since IISE launched Connect a year ago this October, it has logged nearly 600 discussion posts. Communities, membership directory, personal messaging and blogs are all part of Connect. And, you can earn Connect badges for membership, certifications, engagement, community and top contributors. Are you a “Most Active Member?” Running at the bottom of Connect is a scrolling billboard of these frequent “Connecters.” Remember to connect, reflect and post at

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Robert Mays, Kennesaw State
RE: Introduce yourself (Part II)!

Hello all!

My name is Robert Mays. I have spent 20 years as a teacher and in the nonprofit sector, so, this is part of a career change for me! I have a BS in Textile Materials Science from NC State and am currently in grad school for Systems Engineering at Kennesaw State. I plan to get a job in quality or process improvement after graduation in manufacturing, logistics, or supply chain. I am on the look now for quality companies and positions to begin this transition and am currently open for positions. My outside interests include sports and politics discussion, serving others, and upcoming technology.

Rafael Castillo Cabrera, Universidad Privada del Norte, Trujillo – Perú
RE: Introduce yourself (Part II)!

Hi to everyone.

My name is Rafael Castillo, I work at Universidad Privada del Norte, Trujillo - Perú, as the head of the Industrial Engineering Program. It’s a pleasure to be part of IISE, we have started to be part of this community with two more faculty members and 14 students. The courses I teach are related to operations management and my favorite hobby is music. Have a great week :)

Sultan Nasser, Southeast Missouri State University
RE: Introduce yourself (Part II)!

Hello all,

My name is Sultan Alnasser. I have completed my bachelor degree in Electrical & Control Engineering Tech with a minor in Physics. I am currently pursuing my master degree in Technology Management customized in manufacturing. I am holding a position at Southeast Missouri State University as a Teaching Assistant for Electrical & Control courses and Unmanned Aircraft Systems courses as well.

My passion is working on AC & DC motor, PLC programming, industry robot, Microcontrollers, RLC circuit and Raspberry Pi3. Furthermore, I like using the House of Quality, Six Sigma, and Lean Manufacturing to better the quality of the production. Last but not least, I enjoy working in a group.

I am an outgoing person and I like being outside and meeting different people from around the world. My hobbies include scuba diving, travelling, working out, running, basketball, swimming, cooking, and animals. I am so happy to be a member of IISE and I look forward to connecting with other members. I am currently looking for an internship that will take place in spring semester. Please, don’t be hesitate to reach out to me. Thank you all.

Calvin Williams, Impruver
Blog: 5 Powerful Root Cause Analysis Methods You’ve Never Heard Of

There are about as many Root Cause Analysis methods as there are stars in the Milky Way Galaxy, and new ones are popping up all the time. This post dives into some of the lesser known methods of RCA such as Kepner-Tregoe, Barrier Analysis, and Events and Causal Factor Analysis. Perhaps this will help stock your arsenal so that you have more powerful tools to crack bigger problems. Click here to read the full post.

Tamara Wilhite, Contract Technical Writer
Blog: Software Features – Quality, Quantity and the Difference – Updated

Software quality is not necessarily measured by the sheer number of features. The only relationship between the two is a few metrics that measure quality by the number of features or modules of code and the number of defects. In that regard, adding a few features that work (or classifying a few operations as features) improves the quality of the software because the number or percent of defects declines, assuming what you add works. Increasing the number of features does not necessarily improve ... Click here to read the full post.

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