This competition gives individual students the opportunity to present their technical paper. Topics range from research completed in a course to problems solved during an industry work placement. The winner of this competition advances to compete on the international stage at the Annual IISE Conference in May 2017.  


This competition, hosted by Rockwell Automation, requires teams to model a dynamic process using Arena simulation software. Finalists will present their simulation and findings to a panel of judges during the conference. 


The theoretical competition provides the opportunity for students to showcase their academic abilities. Teams work to complete a challenging exam covering various industrial engineering concepts learned throughout their undergraduate career. 


Schools put forth their best team of well-rounded students to tackle a real world problem. Each team will work together to develop and present their analysis and solution to the host company and a panel of judges. 

Networking Events

Wine & Cheese: The highlight of the weekend, Wine and Cheese is a premier professional networking and social event for all conference attendees. This event provides the opportunity for students to network with students from other delegations and industry professionals.

Closing Ceremonies: The closing ceremony concludes the conference and is when awards are presented. It allows us to reflect on the weekend, acknowledge our competition winners, workshop leaders, presenters, and everyone that helped make the conference possible. It is where we say our goodbyes and begin our final celebrations of the weekend. 

Note: There will also be a variety of social events throughout the conference. Details regarding these events will be announced soon.

Profesional Development

Workshops and presentations: The workshops and presentations occur throughout both Friday and Saturday with various industry professionals. These are meant to provide insight to students into how industrial and systems engineers can work in various industries, as well as to provide content that will be useful and interesting for developing young professionals.

Plant Tour: Students are given the opportunity to tour an organization in the surrounding area and experience a new industry. The location of this event is to be determined.