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Join the Shingo Institute Student Chapter at Utah State University

Upcoming Events

Looking for an internship? This upcoming tech fair is the place to be!
  • STEM Career Fair 

       -  October 7th from 3:30-7:30 pm in the TSC Ballroom

      -   More info:

  • Eat Dinner with the Operational Excellence Conference Speakers

      -   The best networking opportunity of the semester! Exclusive facetime with                       experienced professionals

      -   Limited space available; $15 cost; business casual dress required

      -   Sign up here:

  • Operational Excellence Conference: Attend as a Student

      -    Attend as a student for free; lunch provided

      -   Option to attend one day or all three days of the conference

      -   Register here:

  • OpEx Workshop: Implementing the Shingo Model with John Kim

      -   Friday, October 16, 8 am - 12 pm

      -   Great opportunitity to learn more about the Shingo Model and network 

      -   Email Dakota Burt @ to sign up

      -   Limited spots available 

  Who We Are

We are a group of students who are passionate about principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement, and lean operations. We strive to learn these principles and understand how they apply  to any situation, industry or field. Formerly known as Lean Leaders or Leaders for Continuous Improvement, we are now partnered with the world renowned Shingo Institute right here at Utah State University to bring our members even more valuable tools, skills, and opportunities.

Through the Shingo Institute we have access to a large network of professionals who are experts in these areas, from whom we can learn the principles that lead to excellence in either manufacturing or service-based operations.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be the best professional development club on campus; we believe that is something this club achieves on a regular basis. Our leadership team strives to plan meaningful value-add events and opportunities for our members.

Our activities typically include, but are certainly not limited to the following:

  • Process improvement consulting with local companies
  • Networking events
  • Guest speakers who share best practices and valuable insights
  • Student hosting for key speakers at the annual Operational Excellence Conference
  • Volunteer opportunities with, and attendance at, the annual International Shingo Conference
  • Tours of world class facilities whose companies lead the way in lean manufacturing
  • Resume and interviewing workshops designed to help you stand out from the crowd
  • Trainings/Lessons on The Guiding Principles of The Shingo Model.
  • Lean Six Sigma education and Green Belt certification

Why Join?

Wouldn't you like to land a great job upon graduation? If you want some real world experience with extremely valuable tools (not to mention a great reason for your resume to stand out against competition), get involved with an organization that believes in and practices continuous improvement. To get even more out of your experience, get involved with the leadership team and network like you've never networked before. Our officer team is comprised of officers who are self-motivated hardworking students just like you.

Why else should you join?

  • Create a network with professionals and mentors at the top of their fields (World-renowned Shingo Institute at Utah State University)
  • Gain valuable knowledge and real world application to supplement your classroom education (professional Shingo workshops, how to begin process improvement, 5S, Kaizen, Shingo Model, etc.)
  • Become a professional in the way you act and think (become who they want to hire)

Membership is currently free for all interested USU students. All majors welcome.

Contact Info Contact Info


Club Email

Club President

Name: Jason King

Club Advisor

Name: Kunpeng Li
Phone: 435.797.7386

Club Meeting Schedule

Events are scheduled for evenings every two weeks, sometimes more. Join the MyUSU community and follow the chapter on Facebook to receive event updates.

Officers Officers


2015-2016 Officers

Jason King

Kyle Holmes
Vice President

Melanie Barlow
Education Chair

Bernadette Peralta
Professional Development Chair

Amber Driggs
Communications/P.R. Chair

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