School of Technology Graduate Programs
UCM-ASQ Student Chapter
6th Annual Quality Management Conference
The ASQ-UCM Student Chapter organized the 6th annual Quality Management Conference on Thursday, September 18th, 2014. The conference theme was “Lean Tools & 5S in Waste Reduction”. The conference was sponsored by the School of Technology at UCM, Student Funding Committee, UCM Foundation, and ASQ Section 1301 Kansas City.
A total of 118 participants have attended the Conference, 26 industry professionals and 92 UCM students, faculty and staff. A panel of five quality professionals headed discussions in the morning which yielded an abundance of information for conference participants.
Following the panelist discussion Mr. James T. Price, our keynote speaker, presented on ways organizations can embrace quality and environmental sustainability by employing recent innovations in materials management.
Zachary Wakefield and Mohanad Yahya provided student presentations during lunch on “Data Quality Innovations in the National Weather Service: Dual Polarization Radar”, and “Quality Management System and Lean Tools at Honda Corporation” respectively. Later, the industrial attendances were asked to validate the ethics mini-case which was facilitated by Dr. Sue Rodchua.
Following lunch the student, faculty, and professionals played an exciting game of quality tools trivia; hosted by Ms. Joleen Byerline, Vikrant Suresh Dhore and MS students. Trivia was followed by a presentation by the University of Central Missouri’s Office of Sustainability. The day then closed with a group photo and door prize distribution.
Read more details from the Newsletter and 2014 Program Agenda.
The ASQ-UCM student chapter has been established by the Master of Science degree programs in the School of Technology at the University of Central Missouri. This organization was formally approved by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) headquarters on April 28, 2009. The Master of Science degree in Industrial Management and Technology programs promote activities for the development of professional skills in students. It also encourages students to practice skills in leadership, management, teamwork, and quality.
Our mission is to bring awareness to students about the importance of quality in today’s industry and business, as well as help them gain knowledge by interacting with quality professionals working in diverse organizations.
Student Chapter Purpose
- Provide student members with the latest information regarding quality
- Provide student members with an awareness of quality related issues in the industrial and academic worlds
- Expose students to the real world practices of quality by providing them an opportunity to network with professionals in the quality management field
- Provide students an opportunity to develop and display leadership abilities and techniques
- Instill a desire for continued professional/technical society affiliation
- Reflect a favorable and responsible image of this school in industry
Dr. Suhansa Rodchua, Assistant Professor in Industrial Management, serves as the student chapter's advisor. Joleen Byerline, Ph.D. Fellow in Graduate Programs, serves as the student chapter's co-advisor.
Ongoing Student Chapter Activities
- Organize and hold the Quality Management conference at UCM with guest speakers from business and industry
- Attend the study tour and workshop/meeting from the ASQ Section 1301
- Attend the ASQ World Conference
- Research and publish technical reports in the areas of quality, technology management, industrial engineering, and others
- Volunteer to help and support local communities
- Provide a book donation project - The major purpose of this project is to build a small size library on quality books/media to be donated to developing countries
- Mentoring Warrensburg High School FIRST Robotics Team for 2013 Competition in Kansas City
ASQ Student Membership at UCM
As a student, annual membership fee is $28 USD (paid to ASQ headquarters). If not a student, the fee will be between $74-$129.
The benefits of student membership include:
- Quality Progress magazine - online
- One Section membership
- ASQ Weekly e-newsletter
- ASQ Quality News Today - daily newsfeed
- Member rates on books, standards, certifications, and journals
This ASQ-UCM Student Chapter is the first student organization in the master’s programs in Industrial Management and Technology at the School of Technology. It was formally approved by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) headquarters on April 28, 2009 and under sponsorship of the ASQ Section 1301 Kansas City Chapter. The master's programs in Industrial Management and Technology were also the first master’s programs accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Sciences (ATMAE) in November 2008. The master's degree programs promote activities for the development of professional skills in students. It also encourages students to practice skills in leadership, management, teamwork, and quality. Please select a link below to learn more about our student chapter.
To join ASQ, click the ASQ logo. Click on the tab "Join ASQ" on the top right. Select "Student Member" and click 'continue' at the bottom. Please complete the sections for your information and email address. Please note that Section 1301 Kansas City is our section sponsor. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Sue Rodchua. If you are already an ASQ member, please let us know so that we can include your name in the UCM-ASQ Student Chapter.