Members of the Institute for Industrial Engineers at the University of Central Florida today made 327 peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches in an exciting sandwich-making competition.

The event challenged participants to find a partner to design a production process and race to make the most – and best – sandwiches to donate to The Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. Teams of two worked together to make the sandwiches in the limited time permitted.

The event employed industrial engineering practices to ensure high-quality sandwiches that were neatly made, had consistent weight, and were prepared and packaged safely.

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Hosted by the UCF chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, this event was part of Engineers Week at UCF, Feb. 18-22, and is also a celebration of UCF’s 50th anniversary. The UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) – with more than 24,000 alumni – is one of the university’s original colleges. The week has featured a variety of fun, visual public events & activities on UCF’s main campus, planned by CECS student groups, to showcase the fact that just about every modern convenience is possible because of engineers.

Engineers Week is sponsored nationally by the National Engineers Week Foundation and celebrated on every U.S. engineering college campus and within businesses that employ engineers. Visit for more information.