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Leading by example: Ryan Davis talks about entrepreneurial success to Engineering Management students

Ryan Davis, co-founder of Reliance Human Capital Management, visited Dr. Aldo McLean’s ETEM 1000 Engineering Management Seminar class on October 7, 2016, to talk about starting and growing his business. After briefly tracing his story from college to the founding of his company—including a stint working at a coffee shop and the decision to give up a 60K salary to pursue a career more suited to his skill set

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Inspiring success: Dean Daniel Pack visits Engineering Management students

Dean Daniel Pack spoke with ETEM 1000 Engineering Management Seminar students on September 9, 2016, on how to succeed in their program and careers. “It’s helpful and encouraging for students to meet and interact with the Dean of the college and department heads at early levels of their four-year programs,” said Dr. Aldo McLean, assistant professor of Engineering Management and instructor of the course. Asking the students questions and

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Engineering and Computer Science Students Tour Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant

A group of twelve students with emphases in Engineering Management, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering toured the Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant on March 17, 2016. The tour was organized by Dr. Aldo McLean, Assistant Professor of Engineering Management and Technology. “According to Nissan’s latest information,” said Dr. McLean, “workers assemble over 600,000 vehicles each year at the Nissan Plant in

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Engineering Management Students Tour Amazon Fulfillment Center

Eighteen students had the opportunity to tour the local fulfillment center of e-commerce giant Amazon on February 4, 2016. Dr. Aldo McLean organized the tour as part of his Logistics Management and Value Engineering courses, and invited students in Engineering Management Design and Material Management to join as well. Serving as a more hands-on learning activity, the tour helps students tangibly relate the engineering and management skills they learn

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Students Learn Guiding Principles for Effective Problem Solving with Gloria Portillo

Dr. Aldo McLean invited Gloria Portillo of Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc., one of the strongest collaborators and supporters of the Engineering Technology Management program, to speak about effective problem solving to his ETEM 4560 Quality Improvement class on Wednesday, October 22. According to Dr. McLean, Portillo is “a black belt”—referring to the “Black Belt Certification” from The Council for Six Sigma Certification, which is concerned with quality improvement

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Richard Carpenter from EPB Fiber Optics Guest Speaker for ETEM 1000 Engineering Management Seminar Class

The Engineering Management & Technology department was proud to host Richard Carpenter from EPB Fiber Optics.  Richard visited the ETEM 1000 Engineering Management Seminar class to talk with students about skills required to manage engineers in a company. Richard has 20 years in the telecommunications industry and is the current Manager of Operations at EPB in charge of the state-of-art Network Operations Facility in Chattanooga. Richard made it clear

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Dr. Ed McMahon visits the Engineering Management Seminar class

The ETEM 1000 – Engineering Management Seminar class was proud to host Dr. McMahon, Professor Emeritus and Interim Dept. Head for the Engineering Management & Technology department. The students embarked on a journey via Dr. McMahon’s perspective of the evolution of technology.  From his first mechanical calculator, the Friden electromechanical calculator, and his first interaction with a personal computer to where computers and technology are today, gave him a

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Students Discuss the “Power of Why” with Deb Hansford

On Friday, October 16, Deb Hansford spoke about the “Power of Why” to students in the ETEM 1000 Engineering Management Seminar course. The objective of the course, according to Dr. Aldo McLean, assistant professor of Engineering Management and instructor of the class, is to encourage students to continue pursuing their degree in engineering technology management and to motivate them for success in their careers. Hansford is a friend and

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