“Simulator Gators” win IIE/Rockwell Student Simulation Competition.

CANCUN, MEXICO (JUNE 2010): ISE Seniors James Britton, Natalie Keller and Megan Vrenjak teamed up as the “Simulator Gators” to win the Student Simulation Competition sponsored by the Institute of Industrial Engineers and Rockwell Automation at this year’s annual conference. The team competed against 75 entries from schools around the world, solving a real-world case study using the Rockwell Automation simulation package, Arena. Three finalists were chosen (Florida, Lehigh University and a team from Korea) to compete in Mexico. The final consisted of solving a new problem in the morning (variant of the original case study) and presenting final results in the afternoon. The team members graduate this spring. Britton headed to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to work with GE Healthcare. Both Keller and Vrenjak are headed to Tampa to work with Nielsen.