February 11, 2022 | Emily Pritt

Meet the NC State team: TapRooT®️ University

For more than 130 years, NC State (NCSU) in Raleigh, North Carolina, has encouraged students to think and do. To NCSU, it is “a powerhouse in science, technology, engineering and math. We lead in agriculture, education, textiles, business and natural resources. We’re at the forefront of teaching and research in design, the humanities and the social sciences. And we’re home to one of the planet’s best colleges of veterinary medicine.” As one of the nations leading research universities, NC State brings an element to the student competition that clearly states in the below video – We’re ready! Let the games begin!

Five students in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering program at North Carolina State University will be competing alongside teams from other US engineering colleges in the first annual TapRooT®️ Student Competition. Watch the video below to know a bit more about the students representing NCSU.

Then, we encourage you to donate to support the students on their trip to Knoxville, Tennessee May 2-6, 2022 to compete in the competition. Your contributions go directly to the institution in an effort to support the students and faculty advisors.

About the Global TapRooT®️ Summit & Student Competition

Undergraduate and Graduate-level engineering teams from prestigious US universities will receive virtual training from TapRooT® certified instructors, coaching from their mentors, and given an incident to analyze. Then, the teams will participate in the first TapRooT® Student Competition.

In May, the teams and their faculty advisors will travel to the 2022 Global TapRooT® Summit in Knoxville, Tennessee, to present their results. A panel of experts will be judging each team with a focus on the quality of the investigation and successful identification of their SnapCharT® identifying Causal Factors, Root Causes, & Corrective Actions. Learn more here:

Sponsor Students   

Show your support through sponsorships & donations. The 2022 TapRooT® Student Competition seeks industry partners (users and champions of TapRooT®) through student sponsorships. Your sponsorship funds will be directed to the university of your designation.

SI is sponsoring the students’ and faculty advisor(s) expenses in training materials, instruction, and admission to the 2022  Summit. Partnership sponsor levels (bronze, silver, and gold) will provide students and faculty with project materials, travel expenses, hotel accommodations, and meals while presenting to the panel of judges.

Annual collegiate contributions can be allocated to the TapRooT® Student Competition. Recognition of all TapRooT® Student Competition sponsors will be at participating universities and the Summit.

Donate directly to the NCSU ISE Sr. Capstone Engineering Project

As a research-extensive land-grant university, North Carolina State University is dedicated to excellent teaching, the creation and application of knowledge, and engagement with public and private partners. By uniting our strength in science and technology with a commitment to excellence in a comprehensive range of disciplines, NC State promotes an integrated approach to problem solving that transforms lives and provides leadership for social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina and around the world. 

The mission of the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is to provide a premier educational experience for our students and a world-class environment for our faculty. We want to give them the opportunity to convert ideas to reality and enhance the economic development and quality of life of the citizens of North Carolina, our nation, and humankind.

Learn more about the participating universities

  • NC State University
  • Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC) at Texas A&M
  • University of Akron
  • University of Pittsburgh

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