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ASQ - UCM Student Branch

 

We are the 2017 Outstanding Student Branch

ASQ-UCM Student Branch was named the Outstanding Student Branch for the 2nd consecutive year by ASQ Region 13. This news was spread to the entire university through UCM daily news on 28th September 2017.

UCM Daily News - Outstanding ASQ-UCM Student Organization

 

 

 

2017 - 9th Annual UCM Quality Management Conference

 

The ASQ-UCM Student Branch and ASQ 1301 Kansas City section held the 9th annual Quality Management conference at UCM, Lee Summit MIC campus on Thursday, September 21, 2017.  The major events included expert panel discussions, student presentations, guest speakers, games, poster competition, and door prizes. The event was a massive success.

View program agenda here

9th Annual Quality Management Conference at UCM Lees Summit MIC Campus

 

8th Annual UCM Quality Management Conference 2016: Newsletter

   


ASQ - UCM Insight

The ASQ UCM Student Branch 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.

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Mission Statement

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 Branch 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

Ongoing Projects/Events

Advisor

Dr. Suhansa Rodchua, Associate Professor in Industrial Management, serves as the student branch's advisor. Joleen Byerline, Ph.D. Fellow in Graduate Programs, serves as the student branch's co-advisor.

Ongoing Student Branch 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 $29 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
  • Monthly member gifts
  • Member rates on books, standards, certifications, and journals

This ASQ-UCM Student Branch 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 Branch.  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 branch.

 

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ASQ LogoTo 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 ASQ- UCM Student Branch.