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K-State Today

September 5, 2012

Bringing home gold

Submitted by Tina Long

Kansas State University's student chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers has been awarded the organization's 2012 Gold Award. This is the fifth consecutive year the chapter has received this distinction, which recognizes the top student chapters in the nation.

"We have a very active chapter," said Malgorzata Rys, associate professor in the industrial and manufacturing systems engineering department and chapter faculty adviser. "Our members organize a number of academic and social events, take a lead role in planning the department's open house activities, and participate in regional and national conferences."

The Institute of Industrial Engineers is the world's largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, the Institute provides leadership for the application, education, training, research and development of industrial engineering.