INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 9, 2021) Students from Indiana University, Purdue University and Purdue Polytechnic Institute (Anderson) were named winners in the sixth annual Conexus Indiana National Collegiate Case Competition. The case competition fielded 24 teams and challenged the students to solve one of two advanced manufacturing and logistics business cases with first- second- and third-place winners named in three different tracks.

The three first-place teams each won $5,000, with second- and third-place teams each taking home $2,000 and $1,000, respectively.

The Conexus Indiana Case Competition is held annually and encourages college students to use what they’ve learned in the classroom in a simulated real-world environment. In addition, students interact with Indiana advanced manufacturing and logistics executives during a career fair and throughout the event with industry serving as judges. This year, 23 companies and organizations participated in the career fair and 18 professionals, representing all facets of the advanced manufacturing and supply chain industries, served as judges.

Indiana Univ. Conexus case competition winnersFirst Place Winners from Indiana University:

Predescu Alimin

Mayank Arya

William Pack

Hanting Yin

Purdue University Conexus case competition winnersFirst Place Winners from Purdue University:

Hayden Phillips

Christopher Ghita

Tyler Spurling

Jackson Hahn

Purdue Polytechnic Conexus case competition winnersFirst Place Winners from Purdue Polytechnic Institute (Anderson):

Keegan Stewart

Jackson Vieth

Austin Bronnenberg

Andrew Oakley

Career Fair participants:


Allison Transmission


Ascend Indiana

Batesville Tool and Die

Berry Global

Butler Graduate Programs


Indiana State University Graduate Programs

Indianapolis International Airport Authority

Ivy Tech Community College

Langham Logistics

Major Tool and Machine


MPI Corp.








Toyota Material Handling

Women in Hi Tech

About Conexus Indiana:

For more than a decade, Conexus Indiana, one of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) non-profit initiatives, has been positioning the Hoosier State as the best place for advanced manufacturing and logistics industries to innovate, invest, employ and succeed. By collaborating with industry, academic and public sector partners on a shared vision for an innovative, skilled workforce and stronger business climate, Conexus Indiana has helped to create opportunities for advanced manufacturing and logistics companies, prepare Hoosiers to succeed in the state’s largest industry sectors and maintain Indiana’s competitive advantage. For more information, go to