Leading Engineers, June 2015

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has appointed Michael J. Ginzberg, Ph.D. (MA B ’69), as the next dean of the university’s Robert A. Foisie School of Business. He will join WPI on August 1, 2015. Previously, Dr. Ginzberg was dean of the Kogod School of Business at American University from 2011-2014.

“His research has focused on the management and use of information technology in organizations and the management of technical professionals. His current interests concern creating business value through investments in technology, the management of risk, and corporate governance. Dr. Ginzberg has published more than 45 articles and chapters and written or edited half a dozen books and monographs in the fields of management and information systems. He is a fellow of the Association for Information Systems.” Read the news announcement for more

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The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) profiled three female members serving simultaneously as ASME Federal Government Fellows, including Tau Bate Gloria J. Wiens, Ph.D. (KS G ’82), an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Florida. Dr. Wiens is in the middle of her second term as an ASME Foundation Swanson Fellow. The Swanson Fellowship was established in 2010 in recognition of ASME Honorary Member and Fellow John A. Swanson, Ph.D. (NY D ’62). Dr. Wiens has spent her two terms serving as the assistant director for research partnerships at the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (NPO), which is hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (MD).

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Harvey Mudd College President Maria M. Klawe, Ph.D. (CA W ’73), recently wrote a commentary piece for Forbes in which she discusses the importance of “U.S. colleges and university (should) be concerned about improving manufacturing education” and how manufacturing is vital to engineering education. Click here to read the article and more about why Dr. Klawe says that “there is a serious skill gap in the U.S. manufacturing workforce—from technician to engineer to manager.”

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