U-M students compete in operations team project event

September 8, 2017
Contact: umichnews@umich.edu


DATE: 7:15 a.m.- 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

EVENT: The Spotlight! Team Project Showcase and Scholarship Competition features the work of 73 University of Michigan business and engineering graduate students who collaborated on 31 projects at major companies this summer.

The student teams will present their projects that solved operations and manufacturing problems at their sponsoring companies in several sessions. Winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m.

New company sponsors include AM General and Target Corp. The students will compete for approximately $35,000 in scholarships.

The day includes remarks from Mary-Ann Mycek, associate dean for at U-M’s College of Engineering; Joel Tauber, benefactor of the Tauber Institute for Global Operations; and Scott DeRue, dean of the Ross School of Business.

Last year’s Spotlight! Team projects saved participating companies a projected $460 million over three years.

PLACE: Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel, 3200 Boardwalk Dr., Ann Arbor

MEDIA: RSVP to tceccare@umich.edu or 734-647-0308 with your name, media outlet and contact information.

INFORMATION: myumi.ch/6OxQx

SPONSOR: U-M Tauber Institute for Global Operations is a joint venture between the Ross School and the College of Engineering and many industry partners to facilitate cross-disciplinary education in global operations management.