Missouri S&T students win at ASEM conference

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On November 19, 2014

Four Missouri University of Science and Technology engineering management and systems engineering students won a case study competition for a project titled “Google in 2014.”

The competition was held as part of the annual American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia, held Oct. 14-18.

The team of four students was given a case based on engineering management principles centered on Google Inc. The teams were given four hours to complete the case study and 20 minutes to present their recommendations to a panel of judges. Missouri S&T teams won the case study competition in 2009 and 2013.

The 2014 team members were selected by the S&T ASEM chapter advisor, Dr. Ivan Guardiola, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering. The team included Delaney Sexton, a junior from Independence, Missouri, McKenzie Scott, a junior from Florissant, Missouri, Karlie Sample, a senior from St. Joseph, Missouri, and Andrew Feldmann, a senior from Florissant, Missouri.

Also during the conference, the Missouri S&T student chapter of the American Society for Engineering Management was awarded the Founders Award for best student chapter.

The Founders Award, created in 1991, is given to student chapters in recognition of undergraduate program leadership. The Missouri S&T chapter also won the award in 2000.

In order to be eligible, chapters must contribute to engineering management education and practice and have faculty involvement in ASEM and the engineering management field.

The Missouri S&T ASEM chapter hosts guest speakers, fundraises and takes part in philanthropic events. In the past year, the chapter has more than doubled in size, supplied student mentors and hosted professional development workshops.

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