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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.”

Tufts Gordon Institute Hosts Engineering Leadership Seminar

Saturday, January, 16th, 2010 MSEM

Students, alumni and members of the Tufts Gordon Institute’s community gathered on January 16 for a lively panel discussion titled, “Bridging the Engineering Leadership Gap: Pathways to Leadership” in the ASEAN Auditorium. Director of Tufts Gordon Institute Engineering Management Program Mary Viola welcomed more than 100 attendees to the seminar. She opened her remarks by invoking a shared passion across the global technology community; “We are all united in helping engineers and technologists become leaders to affect positive change in the world.”

“Engineering Leaders”

Wednesday, September, 9th, 2009 MSEM

Bernard Gordon, founder of Analogic and co-founder of NeuroLogica, has committed $40 million to Tufts University School of Engineering. The school will continue to collaborate with Tufts Gordon Institute on engineering leadership initiatives.

M.S. in Engineering Management Program Now Offered in New Evening Format

Friday, May, 1st, 2009 MSEM

Tufts Gordon Institute is expanding its M.S. in Engineering Management program and will launch an evening format in the fall of 2009. With two formats to choose from, weekend or evening, prospective students will be able to select the format that best suits their lifestyle and work schedule.