University chapters go panning for a GOLD award in 2018-2019! 
Just because we're long past the days of the 49ers, don't think that panning for gold has disappeared into history. The prospect of GOLD 
is definitely booming in IISE university chapters.  The Chapter Recognition Program recognizes chapters' accomplishments. Point total on the 2018-2019 UCAR is the basis for the 2019 awards. Who says the Gold Rush is over? IISE University chapters have already started recruiting members, holding activities, participating in IISE events, improving chapter communications and expanding their outreach programs and much more to earn GOLD in 2020.

Click here to view university chapters recognized with the 2019 GOLD Award.

Chapters awarded the Silver and Bronze Awards will be in the next issue.
Is that a fact?   The ground was so rich during the 1849 GOLD RUSH that as much as 96 ounces of gold were recovered from a single pan of gold. That is $100,000+ at today's rate of exchange.
60 leaders experienced VOLT at 2019 Annual Conference 

Once again, the Volunteer Leadership Training Session (VOLT) at annual conference brought leaders together to learn from the experts. The theme was  "Leading Volunteers: Getting Motivated and Getting Work Done".  Popular during the session was the interactive leadership 
challenge facilitated by Kaz Takeda (Walt Disney Parks and Resorts), Michael Foss (Amazon), Sean Genovese (Lockheed Martin), and Jared Frederici (The Poirier Group).

The session also featured an impressive panel to discuss with attendees how to lead volunteers. Panel members were Bill Tolo (Best Buy), Steve Snelling (Boeing), Tina Agustiady (MetLife), Nakia Ololade (Lockheed Martin), and John Corliss (PEER Consultants). 
Panel (l to r): Tina Agustiady, Bill Tolo, Nakia Ololade, John Corliss, Steve Snelling

VOLT never disappoints. It is a great session that  IISE leaders don't want to miss. Watch for your invite next year for VOLT at the 2020 IISE Annual Conference and Expo in New Orleans!
  Pictured left:  Kaz Takeda  
Pictured right:  Mike Foss
           Session planners and VOLT hosts

Texas Tech University Chapter receives award

Congratulations to Texas Tech University chapter on having been recognized by the Texas Tech Center for Campus Life as the Most Improved Student Organization in 2018-2019. 



Congratulations  to 2018 Outstanding Faculty Advisors

Global Level Honoree

2018 GLOBAL Outstanding Faculty Advisor

University of Florida
U.S. Southeast Region

  Regional Level Honorees
U.S. Northeast Region
Janis Terpenny
Pennsylvani a State University
U.S. Mid-Atlantic Region
Eileen Van Aken
Virginia Tech
U.S. Southeast Region
Yongpei Guan
University of Florida
U.S. Great Lakes Region
Marty Cala
Youngstown State University
U.S. South Central Region
Mehmet Bayram Yildirim
Wichita State University
U.S. North Central Region
Sinan Onal
Southern Illinois University
U.S. Western Region
Kamran Abedini
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Mexican Region
Luis Enrique Chávez Muñoz
Benemérita Universidad Autonóma de Puebla
Canadian Region
Mohamed Wahab Ismail
Ryerson University
Central and South American Region
Anael Espinal Varela
UNITEC Honduras
Southeast Asian Region
Hwi Chie Ho
Binus University
Middle Eastern Region
Osama T. Al Meanazel
Hashemite University

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Big Data, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence and you

IISE's  Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference 2020 can help you navigate the already-here world of Big Data/Industry 4.0/Artificial Intelligence.  #ELSS2019 scheduled for Sept. 23-25 at the Magnolia Hotel in Houston, Texas, has sessions dealing with how customized software collects Big Data, how to sort out fragmented and unstructured data, how Big Data/Industry 4.0 will expand Lean Six Sigma's ability to solve manufacturing problems, and why the future LSS Green and Black Belt must add Artificial Intelligence and Data Science to their toolkit to continue adding value to their organizations.
Register by July 31 to save $200 off on-site registration.

University of Florida attends 2019 Southeastern Regional Conference

Here's a look at some of University of Florida chapter members at the 2019 IISE Southeastern Regional Conference! During the four day conference, they went on industry plant tours, attended professional development workshops, and even won first place in the Case Competition! Congrats!