INFORMS and IIE Student Chapters
INFORMS Student Chapter
The INFORMS student chapter at USF (INFORMS@USF) started its journey to the medal stand in 2009 with a Cum Laude award and then a Magna Cum Laude in 2010. Thereafter, for the years 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, INFORMS@USF has stayed locked in the Summa Cum Laude position. The chapter holds many distinguishing activities including Del and Beth Kimbler Lecture Series, training workshops for undergraduates on software like R, MATLAB, CPLEX, and SAS, research journal club, community engagement through organizations like Metropolitan Ministries, and international potluck fundraiser. Above all, INFORMS@USF fosters an environment of nurturing and camaraderie among all students.
IIE Student Chapter
The Institute for Industrial Engineers (IIE) Student Chapter is very active throughout the year and organizes a continuous sequence of activities including plant tours, guest speaker presentations, social events, tutoring sessions, career counseling events, community projects, participation in the Engineering EXPO, and a national simulation competition. Since 2008 the Chapter has received several recognitions including: National Award of Merit by IIE (2008), Bronze national award by IIE (2010), USF EXPO best student organization award (2011), Florida Engineering Foundation award (2011), Silver national award by IIE (2011), and USF EXPO best student organization award (2012). The IIE student chapter at USF won the Gold National award, the highest possible student chapter accolade, for the 2011, 2012, and 2013 academic years. Look for them on Facebook at IIE.