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KAYAK co-founder candidly speaks on importance of building a solid team

Friday, April, 15th, 2011 News

“When I think about building a company I think: team first, customers second, profit third,” KAYAK co-founder and chief technology officer Paul English said to a crowd of Tufts entrepreneurs on April 12, 2011. English, the featured speaker of the inaugural Alan Shapiro Entrepreneurial Lecture Series, brought the same high energy and wit that helped him form his company to his talk.

“Raytheon helps U.S. subs stay in touch”

Wednesday, March, 23rd, 2011 MSEM

Tufts Gordon Institute alum Steve Moynahan (MSEM ’05), a senior Raytheon engineer, is working on low-frequency “deep siren” system that would enable the Navy to communicate with submarines at any depth.

Drew Endy examines ethical side of biotech

Friday, November, 5th, 2010 MSEM

Stanford Professor Drew Endy spoke at the inaugural Knox Lecture in Engineering Ethics on the ethical implications of synthetic biology. Prior to the lecture Tufts Daily interviewed Endy.

VP of Business Process Excellence Don Linsenmann Discusses DuPont’s Journey to Six Sigma

Thursday, October, 28th, 2010 MSEM

On October 28, Tufts Gordon Institute and The International Business Center at The Fletcher School hosted Don Linsenmann, Vice President of Business Process Excellence and Corporate Six Sigma Champion for DuPont. Entertaining and engaging both engineering management and Fletcher graduate students, Linsenmann’s talk detailed the role Six Sigma has played in the company’s transformation from a cyclical chemical company to the “world’s most dynamic science company.” A business management strategy initially started by Motorola, Six Sigma is now employed by hundreds of consumer and technology companies throughout the world including Fortune 500 companies Raytheon, Target Corporation, Bank of America, General Electric, Dow Chemical and, of course, DuPont.

Engineering consultant calls team management essential

Monday, October, 25th, 2010 MSEM

Pamela McNamara (E’81), President of U.S. Operations at Cambridge Consultants spoke to students at the annual fall Lyon & Bendheim lecture series about her experience as an effective engineering leader.

2010 Summer Internship Grant Recipients Gain Entrepreneurial Experience

Friday, September, 24th, 2010 MSEM

On September 24, forty grant recipients – all Tufts undergraduate students- presented their summer internship experiences at a poster session in the Dowling Library. Five of these students were recipients of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Lunder Family Foundation grant for internships in entrepreneurial ventures. Profiled below are those five students’ experiences.

M.S. in Engineering Management Degree Gaining Popularity

Tuesday, September, 21st, 2010 MSEM

Recent articles in U.S. News & World Report and the Financial Times point to a growing trend of individuals seeking out Master in Science in Engineering Management Degrees. Rebecca Knight from the Financial Times writes, “A MEM (Master in Engineering Management) is becoming the interdisciplinary degree choice for those wanting a career that spans both operations and technology.”

MSEM Class of 2010

Thursday, May, 20th, 2010 MSEM

The MSEM class of 2010 joined their families and the Tufts Gordon Institute faculty on the evening of May 19, for a graduation reception to celebrate the students’ collective accomplishment. Reflecting on the two years, Director of Tufts Gordon Institute Rob Hannemann remarked on the difficulties of completing the rigorous two-year program, but added, “your work isn’t over yet, as there are a multitude of issues in our world that need the leadership of engineers.”