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New scholarship program

Through the Make it in Washington initiative, Washington State University’s Engineering and Technology Management program will be offering scholarships for eligible employees working in small and midsized manufacturing firms in qualifying Washington state counties. Scholarships for graduate and advanced undergraduate certificates in the ETM program are currently being offered. For more information on the program, please see the MiiW-ETM website.

WSU gets funds to teach employees, strengthen business

engineering and technology researcherPULLMAN, Wash. – Employees in qualifying Washington companies can apply to earn certificates online and take advantage of $750,000 in scholarship funds recently awarded to Washington State University.

The funds to WSU’s Global Campus engineering and technology management (ETM) program come through the Make it in Washington (MiiW) public-private partnership initiative, http://www.etm.wsu.edu/Miia/MiiA.ETM.html. » 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 …