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ME Department Hosts NSF Program Directors

ME Department Hosts NSF Program Directors

On Monday, October 7, 2002, the Department of Mechanical Engineering hosted Janet Twomey and Ron Rardin of the National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering, Division of Design, Manufacture and Industrial Innovation.

Dr. Twomey is Program Director of the NSF's Manufacturing Enterprise Systems (MES) program. The MES program addresses focused research on design, planning and control of operations in manufacturing enterprises, from shop floors to the associated procurement and distribution supply chains.

Dr. Rardin is Program Director of the Service Enterprise Engineering (SEE) program. This program addresses focused research on design, planning and control of operations and processes in commercial service enterprises.

They each gave a talk on their respective programs (Operations Research, Service Enterprise Engineering, and Manufacturing Enterprise Systems), the results from past DMII initiatives, and new focus areas for DMII (health care, green manufacturing, sensing systems). They also met with faculty and researchers from various departments on campus.

October 7, 2002


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