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Zbigniew Pasek

Douglas Kneale, Matt St. Louis, Kemal Tepe, Rupp Carriveau, Andrzej Sobiesiak, Jeff Defoe, Mehrdad SaifProvost Douglas Kneale, Matt St. Louis, Kemal Tepe, Rupp Carriveau, Andrzej Sobiesiak, Jeff Defoe and dean Mehrdad Saif pose at the 2016 Medals of Excellence Ceremony at the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation on June 29. St. Louis, Tepe, Carriveau, Sobiesiak and Defoe received medals for their dedication and service to the Faculty of Engineering.

Engineering faculty and staff recognized for dedication and service

Nine engineering faculty and staff members received medals of excellence at a ceremony on June 29.

Engineering students emphasize teamwork in business plan competition

An assignment to create a business plan proved educational in a number of ways, say students in professor Zbigniew Pasek’s second-year course, “Engineering Management and Globalization.”

The students worked in almost 40 teams of three or four to devise a product, set an organizational structure, develop manufacturing, marketing and financial plans, and present the results Thursday to instructors, classmates, and a team of judges from the Centre for Enterprise and Law.

Business project introduces engineering students to the big picture

Putting together business plans gives his students an appreciation of “the big picture,” says industrial and manufacturing systems engineering professor Zbigniew Pasek.

“Hopefully, it helps them to understand their profession requires communication and collaboration skills,” he said.

Students in his second-year course, Engineering Management and Globalization, presented their projects in a business plan competition Thursday, judged by students from the Centre for Enterprise and Law.