Students win national material handling 
design competition

Four students from RIT’s industrial and systems engineering program built a model manufacturing plant that won first place in the 2011–2012 College Industry Council on Material Handling Education student design competition. 

This was the first year the RIT team took 
top honors at the national event. The $2,000 award will be split among the team—Matthew Myers, Austin Chacosky, Bridget Eggers and 
Leila Rozenman—all undergraduates in RIT’s 
Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

The model designed had to include not only equipment placement in the physical space, but the material handling, supply- chain management and logistical coordination needed for a fully-functioning steel tool plant and distribution center.