Alumnus Sharon Ruggieri appointed Chief Operating Officer
MCE/IEP (Spanish) Class of 2007 alum Sharon Ruggieri has returned to Rhode Island as Chief Operating Officer of Dear Kate, a Providence based lingerie company. (URI News Release)
Lean Manufacturing Applied to Health Care
ISE Prof. Valerie Maier-Speredelozzi is leading a team of researchers that is applying principles of lean manufacturing to a variety of systems at the VA Medical Center in Providence to find faster, better and more cost effective delivey of health care (URI News Release, video).
Consumer Product Sustainability
At a recent meeting led by ISE Prof. Manbir Sodhi, industry representatives, sustainability advocates and researchers met to discuss sustainable manufacturing of consumer products.