The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga



Industrial Engineering Student Chapter wins national award

Congratulations to the Industrial Engineering Student Chapter at UTC, which has garnered national recognition with the Gold Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), honoring student achievement during the 2003-2004 academic year.

The Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Student Chapter at UTC is the premier organized campus chapter. It was founded in September 2003. Dr. Neslihan Alp has served as the faculty advisor of the IIE Student Chapter since its inception.

“The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the only university from Tennessee that has received the Gold Award," Alp said. “This award shows how UTC students are willing to help each other and serve their community. Their willingness, hard work, commitment, and team work brought this important and prestigious award to UTC. I would like to congratulate all IIE Student Chapter members for their big success.”

Students visited high schools to increase awareness about the Industrial Engineering major; organized a fund-raising activity "Silent Auction" with Warehouse Row and received support from 20 companies, raising nearly $500; participated in the Horizon festival organized by all engineering and computer science student chapters at UTC to bring the high school students to campus; participated in the IIE Southeast Student Chapter Conference at NC State in Raleigh; organized a joint meeting with the local IIE Chapter to discuss the Industrial Engineering major at UTC and provided a tour of the new College of Engineering and Computer Science building; organized an alumni dinner to show them the new College of Engineering and Computer Science building; published two newsletters and distributed them to all chapter members, faculty, and alumni.

Elbert Nassey (webmaster), Maria Martinez (treasurer), Phil Mantel
(secretary), Willie Shannon (membership director), Jamison Linden.

Dr. Rick Keyser (Industrial Engineering faculty), Nancy Brown (president),
Maria Martinez (treasurer), Dr. Neslihan Alp (faculty advisor, Industrial
Engineering faculty), Willie Shannon (membership director).

Along with UTC, the following student chapters at these institutions also received the Gold Award:

Arizona State University-Tempe
CA. State Poly University-Pomona
Inst. Tecnologico de Morelia
Iowa State University (IA)
ITESM - Sonora Norte
Louisiana Tech University (LA)
North Dakota State University
Oklahoma State University (OK)
Pennsylvania State University
Purdue University - W. Lafayette
San Jose State University (CA)
Univ. Panamericana - Guadalajara
University of Arkansas
University of Calif-Berkeley
University of Florida (FL)
University of Houston (TX)
University of Iowa (IA)
University of Miami (FL)
University of Pittsburgh (PA)
University of Tennessee - Chattanooga
Virginia Tech

For more information about the Industrial Engineering Student Chapter at UTC, please visit the web page the students have developed.