March 13, 2007
MSU industrial and systems engineering senior, Brian Porter, won 1st place in the Student Technical Paper Competition during the Institute of Industrial Engineers Region 3 student conference held in Orlando, Florida on March 1-4. The Region 3 is composed of 16 universities in the southeastern United States including Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Florida, Auburn, Louisiana State University, and University of Puerto Rico. “We are very proud of Brian,” said industrial and systems engineering head Royce Bowden. “He is a top caliber engineer.”
Brian’s paper, Six Sigma Applications for Logistics Improvement, was based on a project conducted for his Co-op employer, Shaw Industries, in Dalton, Georgia during 2006. Brian earned certification as a Six Sigma Green Belt at Shaw and the Six Sigma Certificate from the Bagley College of Engineering. A total of 19 Mississippi State students attended the conference along with Larry Dalton, industrial and systems engineering’s director of six sigma.