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October 3, 2019
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Good managers use “the numbers” to quantify decisions and proposals. But what if there is a fundamental flaw in the way managers traditionally look at the numbers? A flaw that conditioning blinds us to, but that ultimately leads to decisions and recommendations that degrade the bottom line rather than strengthen it?
If you are measuring product cost, patient cost, project cost, or service cost, it is nearly certain that this flaw is built into the numbers you use.
In this eye-opening class, Lisa Scheinkopf will guide you to see the numbers without the blinders, recognize the flaw that leads organizations toward bad decisions, and open the way for powerful throughput and financial performance.
Lisa Scheinkopf is a Partner with Goldratt and serves as the Global Director of The Goldratt School. Lisa has been at the forefront of TOC for more than 25 years, using her passion for breaking down barriers between people to transform the powerful breakthrough thinking of TOC into actions and results that benefit all stakeholders. Lisa has consulted to companies large and small around the world, teaching and coaching from the top floor to the shop floor, and developed new TOC based solutions that apply across a broad spectrum of industries.
After working with Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt to develop the TOC Thinking Processes, Lisa wrote the definitive TOC reference, Thinking for a Change: Putting the TOC Thinking Processes to Use (St. Lucie Press, 1999). She is a contributing author to the TOC Handbook (McGraw-Hill, 2010) and her articles have been published in a variety of professional publications. Lisa’s passion and knowledge, combined with her unique ability to connect with people from the podium, have made her a popular public speaker on a wide range of TOC subjects. Lisa is a past Chairperson of TOCICO (Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization), and earned her MBA at the Thunderbird School of International Management. Lisa is a 2018 recipient of the TOCICO Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Global Campus students need adequate technology to successfully reach their academic goals. The Technology Reimbursement program will reimburse qualifying students to help with the cost of upgrading or purchasing necessary tools for improved participation in the Global Campus.
Students do not need to be full time to apply for this reimbursement. Most part time and full time students are eligible. This reimbursement is made possible through S&A fees. Below are is the criteria outlined:
- The student must be currently enrolled
- CGPA of 2.5 (required to submit proof alongside the receipt)
- Must be an S&A fee paying student
In Pursuit of Peace: Systems Science, Systems Engineering, and World Peace
Friday, August 31, 2018
Dr. Alice Squires has served in technical and leadership roles for about 35 years. After nearly 25 years in industry, Alice is serving engineering education as an Associate Professor in the Engineering and Technology Management department of Washington State University. In industry, Alice recently served Aurora Flight Sciences as their Systems Engineering Manager, and was part of the UAV development team that led to a 2014 world record for an 80-hour+ gasoline-powered engine autonomous vehicle flight time. She previously served Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics as a Senior Engineering/Scientist Manager and IBM as an Advisory Engineer/Scientist. She has also served as a consultant Senior Systems Engineer to small and large commercial and defense organizations. Alice is Founder and Chair of the INCOSE Empowering Women as Leaders in Systems Engineering (EWLSE) committee and serves as INCOSE Academic Matters Assistant Director for Sector I, the Americas. She also serves the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) as Director on both the Systems Engineering Division (SED) and Corporate Member Council (CMC) boards and is serving a three-year appointed term on the ASEE Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. She is an INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Practitioner (ESEP) with Acquisition (-ACQ), a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP), an ASEM certified Professional Engineering Manager (PEM), and a Senior IEEE Member. Alice is currently writing an autobiographical book to be published by IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) for the 2019 series on women overcoming various challenges to succeed as engineering professionals.
VCEA Lanning Invited Lecture
Bringing VR Experiences to the World: A Journey from WSU to Silicon Valley
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 3:10 p.m.
Jay and Uma Jayaram, former WSU professors, will return to campus to present the Lanning Lecture for the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA) at 3:10 p.m. on April 5. The Jayarams will discuss the extension of their research into virtual reality (VR) technologies to form their company VOKE VR, which they sold to Intel in November 2016. This company, now known as True VR, immerses viewers at live events such as football games, fashion shows, and concerts, and was the first of its kind to deploy panoramic cameras to allow people to view live panoramic video without distortion. VOKE VR first debuted in 2012 at a WSU football game in Martin Stadium, and you likely experienced their technology at the Winter Olympics broadcast from South Korea. During this livestreamed event, the Jayarams will discuss the development of this technology as well as new developments in the business of VR.
Register for the event at connections.wsu.edu/virtualreality
Succeeding in today’s competitive career environment demands experience and know-how that eludes even the most sophisticated students. A career mentor can help give critical insight and guidance to students looking to build a professional network and learn from a professional in the field. Join Leanne Ralstin, Career Consultant for the Carson College of Business Center for Student Success, for a livestreamed event on how to find a mentor, how to develop that relationship, and what to expect from the experience. Register here.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 is the last day that a student may drop a course without penalty. Drops will result in the course being removed from the student’s transcript.
To drop a course, students will go to myWSU, select Student Center, click on Enroll, then choose the Drop tab.
Then they will take the following steps:
- Select the class by clicking on the box to the left of the course and click “Drop Selected Classes.”
- Click “Finish Dropping” to process request.
- View the results of request. A green check mark under the status indicates success.
The drop will show throughout myWSU immediately, in real time.
- Deadline applies only to regular term (1/8/2018 – 4/27/2018) classes.
- Some holds will prevent a student from dropping a class, but not all do. Select the details link to see what impact the hold has, and what action is needed. Students must contact the appropriate office to release the hold.
- After Tuesday, February 6, 2018 course withdrawals cost $5.00 each and are recorded on the student’s transcript as W’s.
- After Tuesday, February 6, 2018 course withdrawals do not reduce tuition charges