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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 …

New ETM course on Globalization in Engineering and Technology Management

Washington State University’s online Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) program is offering a new course, starting spring 2013. Globalization in Engineering and Technology Management will be taught by ETM’s new Adjunct Professor Craig Seidelson, who has been working in China for the past 13 years as a chief engineer for a Fortune 500 company. » More …

Electrical engineers honor alumna for long-time service

Evelyn Hirt receiving awardPULLMAN, Wash. – Evelyn Hirt has received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) William W. Middleton Distinguished Service Award. She is an engineering and technology management (ETM) graduate (’02) of Washington State University.

The award is presented every three years by the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Board to honor someone “who, over a long and sustained period of leadership, contributed in an exemplary manner.” » More …

Engineering prof receives lifetime achievement award

James Holt accepts lifetime achievement award at national symposium in Utah.James Holt accepts lifetime achievement award at national symposium in Utah.

PULLMAN, Wash. – James R. Holt, professor of engineering and technology management at Washington State University, received the Robert E. Fox “The Race to Excel” Lifetime Achievement Award at the Fifth Annual Continuous Process Improvement Symposium at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

The award is given for continual dedication and contribution to improving processes involving industries, organization, services and individuals.

Holt was recognized for numerous achievements, including his long-standing contributions as the department head of engineering and environmental management at the Air Force Institute of Technology, his impacts on international education and his support of professional students in industry around the world. » More …

Little-known program has a big impact

Professor Hal Rumsey with student Linda Josephson
Professor Hal Rumsey with student Linda Josephson

Fifteen years ago, when the Boeing Company was developing their new 777 airplane, they needed to increase production from three to seven planes per month.

Executives wanted to develop a moving production line as a whole new way of building wide-body airplanes. The plane, with four to five million parts, would be assembled while in motion, similar to automobile assembly lines.

“Everything had to change,” remembers Tad Skrobecki, a manager in the airframe engineering department at Boeing.

Skrobecki, who was then a recent graduate of WSU’s Engineering and Technology Management Program, recalls that he and his team used much of the training they had received in the program to come up with a plan for their part of the new line. » More …