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Industrial and Systems Engineering Students Win National Material Handling Competition

For the second year in a row, undergraduate engineering students from Rochester Institute of Technology took top honors in the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education student design competition. Four industrial and systems engineering students in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering shared the $2,000 grand prize and travel funds to the organization’s annual conference and trade show in Atlanta in March.

Student teams were given a case study, and over five weeks during the semester, they had to redesign the processing system for a large sporting goods facility, targeting distribution of a new product for the company and enlarging space at the distribution center. The best plan from the class was submitted for the national competition.  Read more

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