Leading Volunteers: Getting Motivated and Getting Work Done

Volunteer Leadership Training Session 
Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel - Orlando
Saturday, May 18, 1:00-4:30 p.m. Eastern
Room:  St. Johns 28/29
RSVP now...spaces limited...snacks provided

 The votes are in! New regional vice presidents elected 


Congratulations to newly elected regional vice presidents who assumed their new positions on April 1 and will serve a three year term. Regional vice presidents participate on monthly or bi-monthly one hour conference calls of the IISE North American Operations Board (NAOB). They represent the region by identifying trends, issues, and opportunities with the region for the betterment of the industrial and systems engineering profession and IISE's aims. Their participation in identifying actions in support of IISE's strategy and tracking progress is very important to IISE as well as their support and connection between chapter members and IISE leadership.

Brian J. Galli
Northeast Region
Joey Canamo
Southeast Region
Sean Genovese

Western Region
Luis Enrique Chavez Muñoz/Bio
Mexican Region


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  • IISE's newest professional chapter, LOUISVILLE (KY) has published its second issue of the chapter newsletter. Read it here
  • Chapter dues rebates will go out to Professional chapters in May
  • Read the winter edition of the Greater Wichita chapter's exceptional newsletter, The Org Chart.
  • Access the 2018-2019 UCAR form for university chapters (due April 30, 2019).
  • On Feb. 26, Atlanta chapter held a webinar, "Generating the Skill and Will to Improve Performance".                                       
  • Register for upcoming webinars throughout the year by viewing the latest schedule.
  • On April 17 members of Iowa State University chapter went ice skating at the Ames Ice Arena.
  • Read Chapter 1(Columbus) March 2019 Memo.
  • On March 29, Lean Green Belt Training through the national IISE was offered by Iowa State university chapter! This three-day training included all course materials, private instructor, and exam for the certification.
  •  Document submittal deadlines:  Professional chapters | University chapters
  • Chapter #1, Columbus held a webinar on March 5, Becoming a Change Master. Presenters were D.Scott Sink, Ohio State University, and Bob Gold, Gold Group.
  • On April 2, IISE Memphis took a guided tour of Withers Collection Museum and Gallery.
  •  Dr. Tonya Smith-Jackson (Professor and Chair of Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC A&T) conducted a seminar on April 10 at Iowa State University . The title of the presentation was "Inclusion and Equity in Industrial Engineering Research".   
The 2019 IISE Great Lakes Regional Conferencwas held at Youngstown State University on February 22- 23. There were over 250 attendees, including students from Ohio University, Purdue University, The Ohio State University, University of Louisville, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Western Michigan University, Wright State University, and Youngstown State University. 

                                 Click here to read all about the conference.
Montana Gessler, fourth from left seated in front, and her team did a GREAT job organizing this conference.

Is that a fact?  The word  "woke" is a millennial slang word meaning "being aware of current affairs"
As a leader, give people specific assignments - specific person for a specific task.
Learning about "bots" and about "engineering"!  
University of Miami chapter hosts Girl Scouts for Robot and Engineering Day
On February 23, the University of Miami chapter hosted Girl Scouts for a Robotics and Engineering Day. 
The first part of the day consisted of exposing the young girls to videos about what a robot is and the variety of forms they take on, tasks they do, and more. The girls built a "robotic" hand using string, straws, and a paper plate to be able to make the hand look
like it is curling its fingers. They also had the opportunity to build a robot using Lego Boost and control it using an app on the iPhone.

The second part of the day was engineering activities which
included Gumdrops Dome, Gumball Rollercoaster, Popsicle Catapult, Engineering Matching, Lego Cars, Jenga, and Egg Drop, the girls' favorite activity. 

Showing these girls the possibilities and topics surrounding Engineering was very rewarding for chapter members 

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When someone encourages you, you want to do something for them.
University of Florida chapter members and Louisiana Tech 
chapter  members  "represent" at the Southeastern Regional Conference  hosted by Louisiana State University chapter 

Members of the University of Florida  chapter attended the 2019 IISE Southeastern Regional Conference hosted by Lousiana State University chapter. During the four day conference, attendees went on industry plant tours, attended professional development workshops,and even won first place in the Case Competition! Congrats!  

Five members of the Louisiana Tech University chapter and Dr. Jun-Ing Ker, program chair of industrial engineering at Louisiana Tech and the chapter faculty advisor, attended the IISE 2019 Southeastern Regional Conference in Baton Rouge.
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Pictured left are student conference attendees (from left) Ali Farahani, Alan Fulton, Sammy Monk, Josh Green, and Laura Halbrook
Newly chartered Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville is off to a great start with a plant tour of Caterpillar 
These chapter members attended the tour! You gotta love that banner!
Mizelle Hornilla is SHS Scholarship Winner for 2019-2020

Scholarship sponsored by HealthTrust Workforce Solutions

Mizelle Hornilla is a junior at the University of Miami studying Industrial Engineering with a minor in mathematics. Mizelle interned with NBCUniversal last summer and will be a summer intern at Citrix Systems, Inc. starting May 2019. Outside of her academics, she is a President's 100 Student Ambassador, an Engineering Student Ambassador, and also the President of the Alpha Pi chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, a national co-ed service fraternity.