The MIT Master's Program in Engineering and Management
Our first ever Fall start is almost upon us. On August 18th, over 100 new students (about 65 SDM and 40 certificate) will be here to start SDM15, marking a milestone for the program. A number of new events and processes will begin with this, SDM's 19th year as a program. Firsts for SDM15:
Welcome to Matt Kressy, who joins as Program Director, Product Design and Management Track. Matt and I will lead the two tracks of SDM and build some additional core expertise in product design. SDM's original track focuses on managing complexity in the large, while PDM will address the unique challenges of new product development, including industrial design, prototyping, sourcing and new product launch. Matt has been teaching at MIT for over 10 years in both Steve Eppinger's Product Design course at Sloan and in SDM's PDD course in Engineering. He brings deep experience in design, understanding customer needs and getting products from ideas to successful market introduction. Matt has his own product design firm (designturn.com) and teaches at Rhode Island School of Design. Over the coming year, Matt will be developing the PDM core curriculum and arranging for/developing a design studio where PDM can have a home base.
Next month, we'll profile the SDM15 cohort. It's an exciting time to be part of the SDM family!Pat Hale
SDM Summer Social will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 6-9pm, at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum and Park in Brookline (SDM will provide buses from campus). Members of the SDM community, along with their families, are invited to attend. Please view the formal invitation and RSVP today.
Save the Dates! October 7 & 8 for SDM Conference Activities
Back to the Classroom sessions will be offered during the afternoon of October 7 for SDM alums who want to learn about the latest MIT research in systems thinking. These will be delivered by SDM faculty members Bryan Moser and Qi Van Eikema Hommes. Please register.
Annual SDM Alumni-Student Mixer will be held on Tuesday, October 7 (6-10pm) at Catalyst in Technology Square. Please register.
2014 MIT SDM Conference on Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Systems Thinking for Emerging, Evolving, and Established Leaders Details and registration
Virtual SDM Information Session (pre-recorded) Available on demand
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SDM Systems Thinking Webinar Series - System Architecture for Corporate Innovation: How to Run a Successful Initiative and Deliver Tangible Results
Available on demand
The series occurs every other Monday at noon EDT. View a complete listing of upcoming webinars and on-demand recordings.
If you are interested in delivering a presentation in 2014, please contact Lois Slavin, communications director.
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MIT System Design and Management Alumni
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Master of Engineering Management Programs Consortium
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