Master of Engineering Management Program News

May 5, 2009 | Story
How's this for a great recipe -- use environment toxins to improve energy efficiency? Start with two chemicals, each of which is a noxious industrial byproduct. Combine. Package resulting liquid in eight-ounce bottles. Slap PowerShot on the label. Sell for $4.95 a pop.
May 5, 2009 | Story
Legions of genetically souped-up silkworms could someday produce a substance that more effectively protects troops in battle at less than half the weight of current body armor. It has been long known that the silk spun by spiders is remarkably strong and flexible.
April 4, 2009 | Story
As a young man growing up in Chennai, India and in England, Gautham Pandiyan has always sought out new experiences and opportunities. When he came to Duke to pursue a PhD in Molecular Cancer Biology he took advantage of Duke’s interdisciplinary approach to education and tried a few Fuqua classes.
March 3, 2009 | Story
DURHAM, N.C. -– Half of all Americans expect another country to emerge this century as the world’s leader in addressing technological challenges that range from the economy to global warming, according to a survey of U.S. public opinion released March 3 by Duke University. Although only 34 percent of Americans gave themselves a grade of A or B for understanding “the world of engineers and what they do,” 72 percent nonetheless expect the technological advancements of the 21st century to surpass those of the previous century.
January 1, 2009 | Story
The fall semester was extremely busy for MEM students. Somewhere between building a roller coaster for Dr. Fox’s project management class, sampling the finest cuisine that the world has to offer at the International Food Fest, and sorting through page upon page of corporate finance cases for Professor Skender, the semester came and went. Many students who weren’t leaving Durham for the winter break had a lot of free time on their hands after the dust settled in the fall term.
January 1, 2009 | Story
Keddy Chandran is no stranger to travel. As a child he moved several times to various locations throughout the US and Canada, and in his adult life has traveled to just about any part of the globe you can think of. In fact, he was traveling across Europe last summer when his Blackberry alerted him to an email announcing the Stanford Technology Venture Programs Fellowship for the Roundtable on Entrepreneurship Education. The challenge caught his eye for a number of reasons.
November 11, 2008 | Story
When Ali Habib made the decision to leave his home town of Karachi, Pakistan to come to Duke as a Master of Engineering Management student, he knew he was embarking on a journey that would change him forever.
November 11, 2008 | Story
Later this month during Engineering Week, teams of students from the Pratt School of Engineering and across the campus will compete in the annual Duke Start-Up Challenge, a school-year-long competition that culminates in a $25,000 prize. Last year’s first place winner was a company that developed a chip to be implanted in the brain of epileptics to control their seizures, while the runner-up developed a framework for the creation of games. One of this year’s team is taking a different tack.
November 11, 2008 | Story
The Fall of 2008 presented a busy recruiting schedule for MEM administrators and students. This year, not only did MEM focus on graduate school fairs, we also held informal Information Sessions throughout the country to attract students to our program. A highlight of these trips was the dedicated recruitment effort by many of our current students. September kicked off the fall recruiting schedule with a trip to Cornell and Syracuse by Student Services Officer Bridget Fletcher while Brad Fox, Executive Director, visited Purdue and Rose-Hulman.
October 10, 2008 | Story
Written by Pranay Jinna, a Duke MEM student from Hyderabad, India. I spent an incredible two months interning at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
July 7, 2008 | Story
Each year, the Master of Engineering Management Program (MEMP) builds on the foundation that an undergraduate degree in engineering or science has established. The program uses a combination of core business and management courses and technical electives to develop a skill set that includes advanced technical knowledge along with a strong understanding of management and business. In recent years, the MEMP has seen an increasing number of students looking to add another component to the degree; environmental management.
July 7, 2008 | Story
by Bridget Fletcher When Pratik Shah, a Master of Engineering Management student from Aurangabad, India joined the Duke Investment Club, he expected to meet other students with a similar interest in investing and finance and to get some valuable networking opportunities. He did not expect a lunch meeting with Warren Buffett.
April 4, 2008 | Story
Today’s seminar is a special discussion with the Industry Advisory Board of the MEM Program. The 14 member board represents a diverse cross section of industry and which serves as a valuable resource and link to the corporate world. The Advisory Board specifically reviews, recommends, and supports the program’s strategic plans, ensures that MEM students receive the most appropriate and useful set of skills in alignment with the changing corporate needs to be future leaders. For this discussion today we have 4 distinguished members of the IAB. We have, Mr.
April 4, 2008 | Story
From Construction to NASCAR: Transitions in the Life of a Family Business The Hogg Family: Jim, President and CEO, Hogg Construction Pat, Vice President of HR, Hogg Construction Andrew, Engineer, Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Stephen, Engineer, Dale Earnhardt, Inc. In this moderated panel discussion, the Hogg family will discuss working with family members, transitioning a family business to the next generation and choices between the family business or a new career.
April 4, 2008 | Story
The Black Swan Theory and its Role in Financial Markets: Nassim Nicholas Taleb's definition of a black swan is a large-impact, hard-to-predict, and rare event beyond the realm of normal expectations. Taleb regards many scientific discoveries as black swans–— "undirected" and unpredicted. Mr. Egger will describe this theory and explain how it applies to financial markets. About the Speaker: Daniel Egger is the Founder and Chairman of Open Source Risk Management, Inc.
March 3, 2008 | Story
The Antidote for Global Challenges... Leaning Forward – Building & Leading 21st Century Business Join Anand Sharma, TBM founder and CEO of TBM Consulting Group (http://www.tbmcg.com), as he shares his vision for building and leading 21st century business.
February 2, 2008 | Story
A View into the Black Box: How Venture Capitalists Evaluate Technology Opportunities John Glushik is a general partner with Intersouth Partners, one of the nation's most active and experienced early-stage venture capital firms. As one of the largest funds in the Southeast, Intersouth has invested in more 80 private companies over the last 20 years, focusing on the life sciences and information technology sectors.
January 1, 2008 | Story
Designers and the User Experience: Greg Twiss is currently a Director of Product Design and Operations at Cisco Systems, Inc., and based in Research Triangle Park. He leads product design, test, and operations groups located in California, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Canada, and is currently building teams in Shanghai, China and Bangalore, India. Before joining Cisco, Greg was a client manager and product designer at IDEO Product Development in Palo Alto, California.
January 1, 2008 | Story
Highly Effective Job Search: Performance-Based Approach to Job Hunting Orville Pierson is the author of The Unwritten Rules of the Highly Effective Job Search, published by McGraw-Hill. He is currently writing a new book on networking in job search. He is also Senior Vice President, Corporate Director of Program Design and Service Delivery for Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH), a $200 million career services company with 240 offices worldwide.
December 12, 2007 | Story
Special Episode on Cisco's Globalization Plan
December 12, 2007 | Story
Dr. Goodson has held leadership positions in education, in the federal government, and in industry. He taught Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University for two decades. He was Chief Scientist of the U.S. Department of Transportation during the first energy crisis. He led a major electric and hybrid vehicle study in the late seventies for the Electric Power Research Institute and the U.S. Department of Energy. Since 1981, he has held increasingly responsible positions in industry.
November 11, 2007 | Story
Challenges of Operating in Today's Global World:
November 11, 2007 | Story
Perspectives & Opportunities in the Engineering & Construction Industry As a co-founder of BE&K, Kennedy will provide an overview of the E&C market from the vantage point of a veteran seeing four decades of growth within the industry. Kennedy will also discuss opportunities for engineers and MEM students in E&C, highlighting the key attributes sought after in new hires.
October 10, 2007 | Story
Opportunities for MEM grads in the Financial Services Industry: Financial Services constitutes the largest industry in the world. Bob will share his insights about this industry and the specific opportunities for MEM graduates in Investment Banking and Private Equity. Answers to “How is engineering relevant?” and “How is the MEM a major enhancement?” will be provided. In addition, Bob will share some of his personal experiences that led him ultimately to Investment Banking and selling businesses.
October 10, 2007 | Story
Theoderick Tam Master's of Engineering Management/ Class of 2007 ImaGyn Experience written by Theoderick Tam Imagine if you had a year to do whatever you wanted. What would you do? Well, I decided to spend my year in Durham, North Carolina, and I discovered adventure here.