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WSU online programs rank among top in nation

By Kathy Barnard, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University online graduate programs in business and engineering as well as the online bachelor’s degree program are among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings released today.

“The success of WSU’s online programs is directly attributable to the excellence of its on-campus programs,” said David Cillay, vice president of WSU’s Global Campus. “Same professors, same rigor – and the same century-old land-grant mission of reaching beyond campus boundaries. » More …

ETM student featured in Washington State Magazine

by Eric Sorensen | © Washington State University

On a windy night, when some of us might worry about things going bump in the dark, Dan Rottler ’92 frets over 20-ton boxes of gears turning more than 200 feet above the ground. The gearboxes are like outsized automobile transmissions, capable of cranking the energy of the slowly turning 16-rpm blade of a wind turbine up to 1,800 rpm. » More …

WSU Global Campus wins national Sloan award for quality online education

Sloan Consortium logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s Global Campus has won the Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education from the Sloan Consortium.

The award honors the Global Campus for its commitment to assessing and improving the quality of its online education programs through quantitative application of five quality pillars: Access, learning effectiveness, cost effectiveness, student satisfaction and faculty satisfaction. » More …

Engineering prof receives lifetime achievement award

James R. Holt
Holt, left, receives award in Germany.

PULLMAN, Wash. – James R. Holt, professor of engineering and technology management at Washington State University, received the lifetime achievement award at the 2013 TOCICO International Conference in Bad Nauheim, Germany.

The award goes to individuals who have a long career in demonstrating the usefulness of theory of constraints (TOC) tools and have made a significant contribution to the TOC community. TOC solves problems within a company by identifying constraints in management or operations that need to change in order to improve overall performance. » More …

Degree opens new opportunities in midlife

By Joanne Buteau, engineering and technology management

Eric AbbottSEATTLE – Eric Abbott is always trying to get an edge, whether at work or racing with his cycling team. That’s the reason he enrolled in Washington State University’s online engineering and technology management program.

“I like putting new tools on my tool belt,” said Abbott, who graduated this spring. “The more tools you have, the better chance you will have to solve a particular problem – and the ETM program has definitely given me a lot of new tools.” » More …

WSU’s online Engineering and Technology Management Program expands, now includes construction management

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s online Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) program has expanded to include a master’s degree with a specialization in construction management and a new graduate certificate. The new courses and certificate will be offered starting summer 2013. » More …

New faculty join ETM program, Spring 2013

Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) has three new faculty members joining its online master’s and certificate program, starting spring 2013. Dr. Luna Magpili is ETM’s new Associate Clinical Professor from Virginia and will be teaching courses on Managing Variability and Uncertainty, and Quality Control and Reliability. The program’s two new adjunct professors are Dr. David Paulus from Arkansas, who will teach a course on Design for Product and Service Reliability; and Dr. Craig Seidelson from China will be teaching ETM’s new course on Globalization in Engineering and Technology Management. » More …