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2014 Student Case Competition

2014 Mid-Atlantic Student Case Competition

The APICS Mid-Atlantic District held its 5th annual Student Case Competition in Pittsburgh, PA on February 21-22, 2014 in conjunction with the district meeting. Twelve teams competed for the grand prize of representing the district at APICS 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Fifty-six students represented the following universities:

University of Akron
Ashland University
Bowling Green State University
Cleveland State University
Duquesne University (2 teams)
Penn State University
Robert Morris University
University of Delaware
University of Pittsburgh
University of Toledo
York College of Pennsylvania

Grand Prize Winner - University of Akron
$5500 towards travel expenses to compete in October 2014's International APICS Conference

Team members shown above (L to R): Xiao Sun, Chris Cesta, Annie Nelson, Jeong Hoon Choi Assistant Professor-University of Akron, Courtney Ou, Patricia Bailey Roach,, Nicolas Waggoner

Second Place winner - Penn State University (Main)
$2,000 in prize money

Team members shown above (L to R): Jerry Ouyang, Sunyuen Hui, Zhi Li, Even Chen, William Belsterling, Matthew Mittereder, Felisa Del Carmen Preciado, Ph.D.-Associate Professor-Penn State University

Third Place winner - Cleveland State University
$1,500 in prize money

Team members shown above (L to R): Jenyi (Jay) Chen-Advisor-Cleveland State University, Ron Spring, Anthony Burch, Kelly Wasserman, and Allen Dobranic.  Missing from photo:  Gunter

2015 Student Case Competition

The APICS Mid Atlantic District hosted its sixth annual student case competition in Pittsburgh on February 20 and 21, 2015. Using the “Fresh Connection” web-based value chain simulation, 16 teams composed of 73 students competed in the January-February virtual preliminary rounds. The Fresh Connection has been experienced by more 10,000 professionals in 500 companies and in over 100 universities across the world.

The final round included the top six teams presenting to the volunteer leaders during the Mid Atlantic district meeting. Congratulations to Temple University for winning the competition. The team will be representing the Mid Atlantic District in Las Vegas at the APICS 2015 International Student Case Competition in October. Bowling Green State University took second place and University of Toledo won third place.

Pictured above are the Temple University team members (L to R): Tim Jacobs, Yasmin Ahmed, Josh Murray, Steven Brady and Pauline Lao.