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Oklahoma State University

2015 IIE SC Regional Conference

At the 2015 IIE Regional Conference held at OU in Norman, OSU garnered two of the three awards! A Fall 2014 Senior Design team, Andrea Lewis, Katey Luster and Weikao Wu, placed first for work they did for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. The logistics, routing, and software tuning recommendations they made had the potential to double the amount of food that can be distributed to the homeless and the hungry in Oklahoma using existing resources. This translates to 90,000 meals per week or more than 4 million meals per year! A panel of judges as well as the audience, were very impressed with the work, report, and presentation. Thanks to Dr. Baski for mentoring the team, Dr. Heragu and Dr. Nazemetz for guiding the team as the class instructors last Fall and Steve Moran for working with the team on the project. The team will now go on to the international competition in Nashville in early June.James Darling, currently a sophomore, placed third with a paper based on his nternship with a civil engineering company last summer. He was inspired by the things he learned in

Dr. DeYong’s Intro to IE class and developed models to optimize the staking, drilling, and lab testing processes in the company. He demonstrated via a report,

spreadsheet models and a presentation that his work could save a fast-growing company in Dallas/Fort Worth with 190 employees, approximately $300,000 each week. IIE Student Chapter President Ian Giese and Dr. Heragu guided James.