On July 24, The Breslin Center at Michigan State University hosted the Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experience (Mid-SURE). This annual symposium, open to the public, featured research presentations and posters from more than 250 undergraduate students.
The symposium was a chance for students Archie Brown, Azureen Saiful Bahri, and Oshan Weerasinghe to show off some of their hard work.
Brown, currently a senior in the mathematics department, presented his summer research project, where he explored how to improve the efficiency of a hospital’s supply chain. In his project, he analyzed the impact of periodic and continuous inventory replenishment practices for medical supplies at hospitals using two-bin systems.
Since fall 2012, Saiful Bahri has been working with Dr. Tobias Schoenherr as part of her undergraduate research fellowship, which is provided by the dean’s office. In her work, she has been investigating the state of case study research in logistics and supply chain management.
Weerasinghe, a 2013 supply chain management graduate, presented his summer research project on 3D printing and its impact on logistics and supply chain management. He is currently interning this summer at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Chicago, and will return to MSU for his master’s in data analytics.