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.

Maria Catalina Ramirez Cajiao    

Region Vice President - Maria Catalina Ramirez Cajiao

Welcome to Maria Catalina Ramirez Cajiao, 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.

Maria is associate professor of the Industrial Engineering Department at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá Colombia.

Louis Lopez  

Assistant VP Professional Development - Luis Camilo López

Luis Camilo Caicedo López is an industrial engineer with master in engineering from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. He was part of first research team in Engineers Without Borders Colombia. With them he was awarded in TIC Americas and he was IISE speaker in 2010 annual conference. He has been working over 7 years as a consultant in project design and operations related to IT sector, science and technology projects, industry services and research related activities.During his professional experience as a consultant he has understood the needs and interests of diverse types of industrial engineers, from those in industry and manufacturing, others in public sector or services and mainly in emerging business. 

Juan Sebastian 2  

Assistant VP Student Development - Juan Sebastian Sánchez

Juan Sebastián Sánchez Gómez, is a engineer with master (c) in STEM education and master (c) in public policy. From 2017 he is mentor of student chapter of Colombian Asociation of Engineering Faculties (ACOFI) and organizer of International Meeting of Engineering Education. He have worked as a consultant of accreditation process of engineering programs and designer of public policy in education. Actually, he works as an technology professor at San Bartolome La Merced School and pedagogue at Center for Innovation in Technology and Education at los Andes University.

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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