Welcome to the 2014 IIE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference hosted by the Virginia Tech student chapter of the IIE. Thanks for checking out the conference app, sponsored by Lowe’s. It provides all the information you need to know to make the best out of the conference. Stay up-to-date with news, see when and where the events are, check out the speakers and sponsors, and much more.
The conference this year will be focused on the various applications of industrial engineering (IE) thinking and practices in the professional world. This versatility is apparent in the group of sponsors that have generously offered to host several events at this year’s conference. Our sponsors include: Lowe’s, Deloitte, Newport News Shipbuilding, PepsiCo, and UPS.
We in the Virginia Tech student chapter are honored to have representatives from these prestigious companies come to Blacksburg to speak to all of us in the IIE about how industrial engineers affect their respective companies. The IE applications represented by these sponsors include: distribution, logistics, supply chain, facility management, manufacturing, and consulting. With the breadth of IE disciplines comes a rising demand among companies for the unique combination of skills that IE’s have to offer.
There will be many opportunities for attendees to network with the company representatives present at the conference, with events such as the networking reception, speed networking session, case competition, and the weekend dinners. This conference is also meant to be informative for the IE’s interested in the current state of IE in academia and industry; notable events of this nature will include various breakout sessions, the technical paper competition, and a plant tour on Sunday to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.
In the planning of this conference, we desired to create an experience that would be informative, provide professional networking opportunities, and most importantly be fun. The Virginia Tech student chapter of the IIE wishes you the best in your experience here in Blacksburg at the regional conference. We look forward to meeting you all and we hope you enjoy the app!
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