|Industrial Engineering seniors Aung Zeya, Manny Cortez and Paula Mitchell, along with adviser Kamran Abedini, were honored at the 2005 IIE International Technical Paper competition finals.|
Three students from the College of Engineering recently received a first place international award for their technical paper by the Institute of Industrial Engineers.
Industrial Engineering seniors Manny Cortez, Paula Mitchell and Aung Zeya were honored for their paper, “Quality Improvement at Mitchell Laboratory,” at the 2005 IIE International Technical Paper competition finals in Atlanta, Ga., on May 15.
These Cal Poly Pomona students received best technical paper at the IIE western regional student conference in March. Fourteen regional winners including three international competitors from Mexico, South America and Canada went on to participate in the international competition. Other finalists included students from Rutgers University, Wichita State University, University of Florida and Oregon State University, to name a few.
Kamran Abedini, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering professor and adviser of Cal Poly Pomona's IIE chapter, says he was excited and honored when his students' names and Cal Poly Pomona was announced in front of nearly 1,000 attendees at the international conference awards banquet.
“Two years ago we received second place, and with this year's first place, Cal Poly Pomona's Industrial Engineering is undoubtedly recognized as providing a high quality program among all universities internationally,” says Abedini.
Founded in 1948, IIE is an international organization that promotes various areas of the industrial engineering field by publishing magazines and books, holding conferences and supporting students. The Cal Poly Pomona student chapter organizes social and professional activities that encourage students to network within the department, with members of industry and with other universities. Through these opportunities, students are able to develop skills in communication, leadership, teamwork and planning.