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ETM faculty recognized as one of the “20 Professors in Engineering Technology to Know”

Luna Magpili, clinical associate professor in the Engineering and Technology Management program, has been recognized as one of the “20 Professors in Engineering Technology to Know” on OnlineEngineeringPrograms.com. The list is comprised of some of the outstanding professors and Universities in the field.

Dr. Magpili received her PhD in systems engineering from the University of Virginia, where her research focused on service systems planning and methods to aid infrastructure and capital investments. She has extensive experience as an industrial engineer and consultant tasked to improve the quality and productivity of various Philippine manufacturing and export enterprises. She also served as program officer for International Relief and Development and managed the supply chain and knowledge management involved in relief work across the globe. Dr. Magpili currently serves as panel reviewer to various programs at NSF, NASA, and DoD. She also serves as referee to various journals, such as Risk Analysis, Environmental Science and Technology, and Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. She is currently a member of ASEE, ASEM, and INCOSE.

Important Information about E M 702

As of Fall 2017 E M 702 will be replaced by E M 701 for all students entering the master’s degree program, and additionally for those students who do not have an approved Program of Study on file with the ETM program. For more information, please click here, or contact the academic coordinator at etm@wsu.edu.

Order your commencement ceremony regalia on March 24

There will be a Grad Fair at the Alumni Centre between 8AM to 6PM on Wednesday or Thursday, March 22 or 23, 2017 for on campus students to rent their cap and gown. Master’s regalia rental price is $77.00 and includes gown, hood, university yoke, cap and tassel.

If you are unable to attend the Grad Fair or are off campus you may order your regalia directly online at Jostens beginning Friday, March 24. The cost will increase to include shipping. Contact the Bookie at (509)332-2537 or wsubookie.graduation@gmail.com if you have questions.

Please take note of the following:

  • April 14, 2017 is the last day to order regalia.
  • All rentals must be returned to the Bookie (located in the CUB) by 7PM on Monday, May 8th, 2017.
  • The Bookie is open 8:30AM to 7PM on Saturday, May 6th; 9AM-5PM Sunday, May 7th, and 7:30AM – 7PM Monday, May 8.
  • Masters graduates will keep the cap and tassel.
  • Male Candidates remove academic caps during the posting of the colors and national anthem.
  • Master’s, MBA, Doctor of Pharmacy, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree candidates wear the university yoke underneath the master’s or doctoral hoods.
  • Tassels are to be worn on the right side for all graduates.

Read more about the Academic Costume Code.

WSU Global Connections holds online professional development events

From WSU Global Connections Website:

Launch your career with these free online professional development events throughout the spring semester! By attending online career sessions, you can build a foundation of skills necessary to start your career after you graduate from WSU Global.

  • Salary Negotiation
    Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. PT
  • Using LinkedIn Effectively
    Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. PT
  • Advanced Resume Writing
    Mar. 1 at 5:30 p.m. PT
  • Networking
    Apr. 12 at 6:30 p.m. PT

Learn more and register here.

WSU’s Engineering and Technology Management ranks among nation’s best.

The Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture’s online engineering program is once again ranked among the best online graduate programs in the nation. With a nine point improvement compared to last year,  it is now among the top 30 programs of choice for those who want to earn an advanced degree and further their careers. WSU’s Master of Engineering and Technology Management (METM) program, established in 1982, serves technical professionals and engineers from around the globe who want to learn how to more effectively manage projects, people, and technology for better results, while still maintaining a full-time job. WSU’s online engineering offerings also include a professional science Master’s degree in electrical power engineering and a new Master’s degree in software engineering. The programs aim to address high industry demand and the shortage of trained engineers. Read more on WSU News.

Important Information for Spring 2017 ETM Students

  • Students should be checking their WSU email account frequently for communications from university offices; we recommend checking at least daily. Use your WSU email address when corresponding with WSU offices.
  • Students: Please keep your mailing address current.
  • Graduate School Forms: Please use the current version of each form located on our FORMS website. Be sure to download the form before completing it (you may need to download a more current version of Adobe Reader – see our site for details).
  • ALL forms are now submitted to the Graduate School by your Academic Coordinator via the Graduate Research Management (GRM) portal in the myWSU system. ETM Academic Coordinator is Patti Elshafei (pelshafei@wsu.edu).
    Deadline on forms submissions: this is the last date the completed form can be submitted to the Graduate School via the portal.  Students will need to allow as much time as their department requires (see your department) to allow their Academic Coordinator sufficient time to review each form for completeness and then to submit it to the Graduate School. It is the responsibility of the student (working with their department) to insure completed forms are submitted.

ETM director spearheads new smart city project

Washington State University has joined with six private and public partners on a formal agreement to develop Spokane’s University District into a smart city living laboratory.

“We’re excited to be part of this group that is leading smart city innovations for healthier people, safer neighborhoods, smarter infrastructure and a more sustainable environment,” said Kim Zentz, director of WSU’s Engineering and Technology Management program, who is leading the project.

The group, which also includes Avista, the City of Spokane, Itron, McKinstry and the University District Development Association, has signed a memorandum of understanding. The partners will align efforts to create a living laboratory for the design of cities of the future in the 770-acre University District, which is located north of I-90 and east of Division Street adjacent to Spokane’s downtown core.

Visit https://news.wsu.edu/2016/09/28/smart-city-living-lab-partnership-moves-forward/ for more information!

Global Campus students invited to Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo!

Global Campus students and their families are invited to Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo on August 20th with free admission, catered lunch, resource fair, giveaways, and a chance to meet fellow students, as well as a special opportunity to interact with animals!

This event is hosted by your student government, ASWSU Global. It runs from 10am to 2pm, but guests are welcome to stay until the park closes at 6pm.

Visit http://aswsu-online.wsu.edu/events/seattle_rendezoo.aspx for more information!