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Robots to the Rescue! [Infographic]

Posted by Jessica Adams on Feb 17, 2017 9:19:00 AM

Forget what you’ve seen in the movies: robots are changing the world for good!

Learn how robots and robotics engineers are protecting people around the world, and how WPI professors and students are helping, in our latest infographic.

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Topics: Infographics, Robotics Engineering

Is engineering tech passing you by? [Infographic]

Posted by Jessica Adams on Jan 10, 2017 7:30:00 AM

As a famous fictional high-school student once said, "Life moves pretty fast." In 2017, so does technology in engineering. 

Whether your field of choice is Aerospace, Robotics, or Mechanical Engineering, change is the one constant. So when it comes to innovation, it's more important than ever to be at the head of the class.

How do you stack up? Find out in this new infographic.

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Topics: Trends in Higher Education, Mechanical Engineering, Infographics, Robotics Engineering, Aerospace

Mechanical Engineering: The Root of Innovation [Infographic]

Posted by Jessica Adams on Nov 30, 2016 6:00:00 PM

The different sectors of engineering are like trees; while there may be many branches, they all lead back to their roots.

Aerospace, Robotics, and Electrical & Computer Engineering are all limbs on the Mechanical Engineering tree. See how M.E. cultivates innovation in our new infographic.

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Topics: Mechanical Engineering, Infographics

What Do Fire Protection Engineers Do?

Posted by Jessica Adams on Feb 9, 2016 8:30:00 AM

If you’ve researched the topic of fire protection engineering, you probably have a general understanding that fire protection engineers use a variety of sciences and disciplines to protect people and property from fires. What does that mean, though? What does a fire protection engineer actually do? Quite a lot, as it turns out. We’re so glad you asked.

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Topics: An engineer's insight...

[Day 8] Solution Implementation with Lean Six Sigma

Posted by Jessica Adams on Jan 10, 2016 9:30:00 AM



Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

Day 8: Control Stage & Solution Implementation

It is finally time to fix the problem and enjoy the business benefits! On Day 8 we focus on the Control Stage, which ensures that the solution we designed in the Improve Stage is fully implemented, and that the business is able to sustain the improvement. During this session we will discuss and demonstrate the tools used by Lean and Six Sigma—both visual control techniques and statistical process control techniques—that will ensure the process performance is acceptable.

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Topics: Professional Development

[Day 7] Design of Experiments

Posted by Jessica Adams on Jan 9, 2016 10:02:00 AM



Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

Day 7: Improve Stage & Design of Experiments

Everything up to this point in a Lean Six Sigma improvement project has been interesting and enlightening, but so far there is no solution to the problem. After the Analyze Stage and hypothesis testing of Day 6, the solution is finally created. In some cases the solution is obvious and easy to develop; sometimes, however, the solution is obscure or complex and may require several iterations of design and development until an adequate and robust solution is created.

 

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Topics: Professional Development

[Day 6] Analyze Stage & Hypothesis Testing Using Lean Six Sigma

Posted by Jessica Adams on Jan 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM



Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

Day 6: Analyze Stage & Hypothesis Testing

In many ways the Analyze Stage is the heart of Lean and Six Sigma. When the Analyze Stage is reached, the data is used to understand both what is working well and what is not working well within the process. The analysis includes both system-level analysis (often applied to Lean metrics) and problem analysis (using Six Sigma statistical tools).

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Topics: Professional Development

[Day 5] Failure Mode Effect Analysis

Posted by Jessica Adams on Jan 7, 2016 9:50:00 AM


Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

Day 5: Failure Mode Effects Analysis and Process Risk

There is an inherent level of uncertainty and variability in every process. In some cases, that uncertainty can be easily tolerated by the process. In other cases, it will lead to process problems and issues that could have significant impacts on the customer and process operators. On Day 5 of our Green Belt Program, students begin to learn that part of understanding process performance includes understanding this risk.

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Topics: Professional Development

[Day 4] Measuring & Data with Lean Six Sigma

Posted by Jessica Adams on Jan 6, 2016 7:00:00 PM


Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

Day 4: Measure Stage and the Use of Data

Both Lean and Six Sigma are improvement methodologies that rely on data; in fact, the process and problem are defined by data. Once the root cause of the customer or business issue has been uncovered on Days 2 and 3 of our Green Belt Certificate program, students move on to the Measure stage. During this stage, they determine which data best defines the process performance and problem characteristics, and then collect it. In many cases the data is available or can be easily derived from available data. In some cases, specific data items that are not currently collected are required to be able to fully understand the problem characteristics. These items must be defined and a Data Collection Plan must be created to obtain the needed data.

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Topics: Professional Development

[Day 3] Problem Solving with Lean Six Sigma

Posted by Jessica Adams on Jan 6, 2016 9:37:00 AM


Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

Day 3: Advanced Problem Solving Approach & Problem Definition

Problem-solving methodologies typically look to find the “smoking gun” that was the root cause of the problem, but most business problems are occurring within a system of interrelated processes and activities. Research suggests that only about 6% of the business problems have a singular “smoking gun” root cause. The other 94% are caused by a combination of factors inherent in the system and process design and control.

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Topics: Professional Development