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General

Attend a Professional Development Course in Ann Arbor This Summer

Travel to the lively city of Ann Arbor and participate in an in-person Nexus certificate course this summer.
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Lean Thinking

Free Online Principles of Lean Overview Course

Do you want to refresh or build your Lean knowledge? Start with a free trial of the online Principles of Lean Overview course.
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General

New dean at Michigan Engineering takes the helm in August

Karen Thole is a mechanical engineer who has advanced sustainable aviation and diversity.
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Six Sigma

Earn Your Master Black Belt at University of Michigan

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Earn your Master Black Belt in Operational Excellence from Michigan Engineering.
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Bootcamps

Cybersecurity Graduate Spotlight: Nick Ellison

Nexus Cybersecurity Bootcamp graduate Nick Ellison shares his experience in the program and how he completely changed his career path.
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Innovation

A Look Inside the Human Factors Engineering Program: Insights from Student Instructor Ekim Koca

Former student instructor Ekim Koca shares her experiences and insights from her involvement with the Human Factors Engineering program.
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Xylem Partners With Nexus to Provide Six Sigma Training

Nexus and Xylem partnered to provide a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification course in Nanjing China with instructor Dr. Patrick Hammett.
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Featured Article. New Lean Deployment Course with Debra Levantrosser. Lecturer, Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering
Lean Thinking

New Lean Deployment Certificate Course

This new two-day immersive course equips professionals with the necessary skills to integrate Lean thinking into any work environment.
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New Negotiation Skills Course

A new, one-day certificate course prepares learners to successfully and confidently negotiate in any circumstance.
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Mobility

Scenario Planning for Urban Futures Spotlight: Nicole Williams

Urban planning professional Nicole Williams participated in the debut Scenario Planning course in May 2023. She shares her experience.
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Mobility

U-M CEE Prof. Henry Liu Formally Recognized as the Bruce D. Greenshields Collegiate Professor of Engineering

Much like Greenshields, Professor Liu has adorned his career with significant contributions to transportation studies and traffic engineering.
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New program for operational excellence with Drew Locher, Lean Specialist and Instructor
Lean Thinking

New Program for Operational Excellence

Nexus is launching a new online course for professionals focused on continuous improvement called Enterprise Excellence.
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Inspiring Organizational Change with Design Thinking

We sat down with Toni to learn more about design thinking and the impact this approach can have on organizations.
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Learning to Be Lean with Zingerman’s Mail Order

Zingerman's active focus on continuous improvement is exemplary, and Nexus is proud to partner with them. Learners in several courses get to see Lean thinking ...
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Leadership

New Transformative Leadership Course

Nexus is launching a new certificate course for professionals called Transformative Leadership, where students will learn from expert Drew Locher.
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Upcoming webinars for leaders & innovators. New series debuting in February 2024
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Upcoming Webinars for Leaders and Innovators

Prioritize your growth as a leader by participating in the upcoming Leadership & Innovation webinars from the University of Michigan.
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Cybersecurity Graduate Spotlight: Henry Huong

Nexus Cybersecurity Bootcamp graduate Henry Huong shares his experience in the program and how it changed the trajectory of his career.
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New Design Thinking Short Course

Nexus is launching a new course called Design Thinking for professionals who want to learn strategies to achieve organizational growth.
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Featured Article. What Professional Development is Right for You in 2024?
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What Professional Development is Right for You in 2024?

Check out new and returning Nexus courses for 2024. Learn more about our courses in leadership, mobility, manufacturing, and innovation.
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Lean Thinking

Lean Manufacturing Student Spotlight: Justin Handlin

Justin Handlin shares his first impressions of the Lean Manufacturing course and how he will implement the strategies in his organization.
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2023 Women in Leadership. Women leaders connect and grow at inaugural conference.
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Women Leaders Connect and Grow at Inaugural Conference

Explore the Inaugural Women in Leadership Conference where global women leaders connected, collaborated, and redefined leadership.
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Featured Article. Nexus Supports University with Innovative and Customized Solutions. M Nexus.
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Nexus Supports University with Innovative and Customized Solutions

Learn how Nexus offers support and custom solutions to diverse university teams.
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Mobility

Connected & Automated Vehicles Participant Spotlight: Alicia Ludwig

As an automotive industry professional, Alicia Ludwig shares her experience participating in the Connected & Automated Vehicles course.
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General

Attend a Nexus Course in Ann Arbor This Fall

Travel to the lively city of Ann Arbor and participate in an in-person Nexus certificate course this fall.
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What will you experience at the Women in Leadership Conference? A group of women smiling behind the text.
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What will You Experience at the Women in Leadership Conference?

On September 28 and 29, Nexus will host the inaugural Women in Leadership conference. Attendees will connect, collaborate, and create with one another throughout this ...
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Featured Article. Exploring the Lean Manufacturing Program. The Path Toward Operational Excellence.
Lean Thinking

Exploring the Lean Manufacturing Certificate Course: The Path Toward Operational Excellence

Discover how manufacturing professionals learned to achieve operational excellence in the Lean Manufacturing certificate course.
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Bootcamps

Cybersecurity Graduate Spotlight: Alejandra Hornak

Nexus Cybersecurity Bootcamp graduate Alejandra Hornak shares her experience as a tech support engineer at Barracuda Networks.
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LeadershipLean Thinking

A Continuous Journey: A Manager’s Growth at Zingerman’s

Production Manager Betty Gratopp has been at Zingerman's Mail Order since the early days and has helped implement Lean processes. Learn about her journey.
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Featured Article. Nexus Welcomes Students for Course Debut. Scenario Planning for Urban Futures.
Innovation

Nexus Welcomes Students for Course Debut: Scenario Planning for Urban Futures

Nexus recently launched its Scenario Planning for Urban Futures course, bringing together a diverse group of students both in person and online.
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FREE ONLINE MOBILITY CLASS FROM MICHIGAN ENGINEERING. Special Offer. Save $250.
Mobility

Free Online Mobility Class from Michigan Engineering

Are you ready to build your knowledge of mobility and transportation issues and solutions? Begin with a free trial from Michigan Engineering’s Foundations of Mobility ...
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General

Attend a Nexus Course in Ann Arbor This Summer

Travel to the vibrant city of Ann Arbor and participate in an in-person Nexus certificate course this summer.
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General

Nexus Co-Sponsors and Presents at 2023 Engineering Education Innovation Days

This inaugural event showcased presentations and panels, facility tours, product demonstrations, and a resource fair for engineering faculty and staff to build community and focus ...
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Innovation

Explore Human-Computer Interaction in the Human Factors Engineering Program

Explore Human-Computer Interaction and intelligent design in the Human Factors Engineering certificate course.
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Leadership

Creating Organizational Change With Kata Methodology

Experienced Lean practitioners Toni Benner and Elizabeth Aikman discuss the positive impact that Kata methodology can have on organizations.
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General

Engineering Education Innovation Days

May 8-9, 2023 • Engineering Education Innovation Days is a two-day, in-person event focused on community building and instructional topics pertinent to the College of ...
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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Student Spotlight: Matthew Sheaffer
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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Online Student Spotlight: Matthew Sheaffer

After earning an online master's degree from the University of Michigan, Matthew Sheaffer decided to earn a Six Sigma certification online with Nexus.
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What is Lean? Thoughts from Experienced Practitioners
Lean Thinking

What is Lean? Thoughts from Experienced Practitioners

What is Lean? And is it something that should matter to you? Learn how Nexus instructors view Lean thinking.
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Leadership

Kata Mindset Certificate Course: Meet The Instructors

Two experienced Lean practitioners, Toni Benner and Elizabeth Aikman, lead the new Kata Mindset certificate course.
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Connect, Collaborate, and Create: NEW Women in Leadership Conference

Join us in Ann Arbor for the inaugural Women in Leadership conference on September 28-29, 2023. The 2023 conference theme is 'Connect. Collaborate. Create.'
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Leadership

New Process Improvement Certificate Course: Kata Mindset

Lean practitioners, Toni Benner and Elizabeth Aikman are launching a new 3-day process improvement course.
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General

The University of Michigan Continues to Be a Leader in Online Graduate Engineering Education

The University of Michigan's College of Engineering was once again recognized as a top ten program in the nation.
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Innovation

Building Resilience with Scenario Planning: an Interview with Dr. Robert Goodspeed

Dr. Robert Goodspeed, U-M Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, is launching a brand new Urban Planning 3-day course.
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General

Lasting Value: Takeaways from Past Nexus Learners

Considering earning a certificate from the University of Michigan? Read about past learners' experiences.
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General

Nexus IT Team Supports University-Wide Symposium

The Nexus IT team recently orchestrated the technology for the hybrid 2022 Michigan IT Symposium.
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Bootcamps

The Role of Cybersecurity in the Internet Age with Emad Nawasreh

Nexus Cybersecurity Bootcamp Instructor Emad Nawasreh talks about how he uses his experience in the industry to teach and inspire his students.
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Pratt & Whitney Elevates Their Workforce with Training from Nexus
Lean Thinking

Pratt & Whitney Elevates Their Workforce with Training from Nexus

By partnering with Nexus at Michigan Engineering, aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney offers its employees high-quality professional development—and in turn, the employees give back to ...
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Plan Your 2023 Professional Development
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Plan Your 2023 Professional Development

Think ahead to your 2023 professional development and register for a short certificate course from the University of Michigan.
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New Urban Planning Short Course ft. Robert Goodspeed, PhD
Innovation

New Urban Planning Short Course

Nexus is launching a new urban planning short certificate course for professionals called Scenario Planning for Urban Futures.
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How to Design Custom Training and Development for Your Organization
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How to Design Custom Training and Development for Your Organization

Design a custom training and development program for your team with the University of Michigan's expertise.
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Nexus Hosts 63rd Human Factors Course
Innovation

Nexus Hosts The 63rd Human Factors Engineering Certificate Course

The Human Factors Engineering course returned to Ann Arbor in July for the 63rd year.
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5 Reasons to Design Custom Employee Training with the University of Michigan
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5 Reasons to Design Custom Employee Training with the University of Michigan

You can design a training program that fits your organization's unique needs.
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Nexus Partners with TalentSprint to Support Lifelong Learners Globally
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Nexus Partners with TalentSprint to Support Lifelong Learners Globally

Nexus recently finalized a partnership with TalentSprint to offer Michigan Engineering courses to professionals abroad.
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Past Participant Spotlight Featuring Alejandro Cisneros
Lean Thinking

Lean Manufacturing Past Participant Spotlight: Alejandro Cisneros

Alejandro shares how he implemented the knowledge from Lean Manufacturing in his role as a manufacturing manager in the irrigation systems industry.
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3 Keys to Improve Your Leadership
Leadership

3 Keys to Improve Your Leadership

Do you want to improve your leadership? A successful leader knows that a focus on continuous improvement is key.
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Lean Thinking

5 Benefits of Lean Product Development

Experience the benefits of Lean Product Development when you implement the tools and methodology in your organization.
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5 Reasons to Improve Your Healthcare Processes with Lean Thinking
Lean Thinking

5 Reasons to Improve Your Healthcare Processes with Lean Thinking

Implementing Lean methodology in your organization can make a dramatic difference, especially in healthcare.
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Mobility

Heavy Trucks Learners Explore Mcity

Learners in the Dynamics of Heavy Duty Trucks certificate course recently explored Mcity, the autonomous vehicle testing grounds on University of Michigan's north campus.
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5 Steps to Earn a Lean Manufacturing Certificate
Lean Thinking

5 Steps to Earn a Lean Manufacturing Certificate

When you're ready to take charge and improve your processes, earning a Lean Manufacturing certificate is the first step.
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The Real Success of Continuous Improvement featuring Drew Locher, Lean Specialist and Instructor
Lean Thinking

The Real Success of Continuous Improvement

Nexus Instructor and Lean Specialist Drew Locher talks about his experience with continuous improvement.
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Mobility

Learn from the Electric Vehicle Experts

University of Michigan electric vehicle experts can teach you all that you need to know in this 3-day course.
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The Impacts of Ergonomics in the Workplace
Innovation

The Impact of Ergonomics in the Workplace

Human Factors Engineering Instructor Sheryl Ulin talks about her experience working in the field of ergonomics.
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General

Nexus Welcomes Executive Director Chris LaBelle

Nexus welcomes Chris LaBelle as the new Executive Director of Online & Professional Education.
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Six Sigma

How to Choose a Six Sigma Certification

You've decided to earn a distinguished credential from U-M—but how do you choose which Six Sigma certification is right for you?
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Innovation

6 Examples of Human Factors Engineering

Experience examples of Human Factors Engineering in action with these sample videos featuring expert instructors.
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General

Prof. Eniola-Adefeso on making engineering more equitable

Video excerpts from the "Inspiring Transformation" series.
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Six Sigma

What is Six Sigma? An Explanation from Instructor Don Lynch

What is Six Sigma? Instructor Don Lynch explains what the methodology is and how it could help your business.
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Six Sigma

Focusing on Process Improvement with Nicole Friedberg

Lean Six Sigma Instructor Nicole Friedberg has maintained a focus on process improvement throughout her career.
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Lean Thinking

Lean Methodology: What Does it Mean to Be Lean?

Lean methodology is key to problem solving and offers tools that can help organizations in any industry grow and improve.
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5 Certificates for Professionals Across Industries
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5 Certificates for Professionals Across Industries

Nexus at Michigan Engineering offers certificates for professionals in many different industries and roles.
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Top 10 for Best Online Graduate Programs
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Leaders and Best: University of Michigan in Top 10 for Best Online Graduate Programs

The University of Michigan (U-M) remains in the Top 10 for Best Online Graduate Programs from U.S. News & World Report.
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5 Reasons to Earn a Certificate from the University of Michigan
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5 Reasons to Earn a Certificate from the University of Michigan

Thinking about professional development in 2022? Earning a certificate from the University of Michigan can positively impact your career.
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The Importance of Lean Thinking
Lean Thinking

The Importance of Lean Thinking with Jd Marhevko

Nexus instructor Jd Marhevko knows that Lean thinking is essential for success in the manufacturing industry.
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Six Sigma

Overcoming Pandemic Challenges with Lean Six Sigma

A group of physicians and administrators were able to overcome pandemic challenges with Lean Six Sigma tools from the Green Belt course.
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Six Sigma

The Path Toward a Master Black Belt

When Ibrahim Dukulay first earned his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification, he didn’t intentionally set out on the path toward a Master Black Belt. ...
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General

Online Learning Powers Siemens Partnership with Nexus Through the Pandemic

Nexus has provided professional training for Siemens Healthineers annually since 2000. However, a worldwide pandemic threatened to end that streak in 2020.
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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Student Anne Engler
Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Student Spotlight: Anne Engler

Current Lean Six Sigma Black Belt learner Anne Engler shares her experience with the Nexus Six Sigma Certification program.
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General

New Associate Dean Tours Nexus Facilities

Dr. Lola Eniola-Adefeso – Michigan Engineering’s new Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Education – toured Nexus’ facilities and met with staff.
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Cybersecurity Graduate Spotlight
Bootcamps

Cybersecurity Graduate Spotlight: Tracy Mohaidheen

Recent Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp graduate Tracy Mohaidheen isn’t afraid of asking questions and diving into a new field.
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5 Benefits of Lean Six Sigma
Six Sigma

5 Benefits of Lean Six Sigma

Are you considering earning a Six Sigma certificate? Learn 5 benefits of Lean Six Sigma and how it can help your company.
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Bootcamps

First Cybersecurity Graduating Classes Excel in the Industry

Several cohorts have now graduated from the Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp presented by HackerU. Graduates are finding jobs in the fast-paced industry.
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Interim Executive Director Dr. Pat Hammett
General

Introducing Interim Executive Director Dr. Hammett

Team Nexus is pleased to announce the appointment of Interim Executive Director Dr. Patrick Hammett who took on the role on September 1.
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Lean Thinking

Steps Toward Improvement with Kevin DeHority

Lean Healthcare instructor Kevin DeHority recently shared some of his thoughts with us about the value of Lean thinking in healthcare.
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Lean Thinking

Empowering Problem Solvers with Dr. Billi

Lean Healthcare instructor Dr. Jack Billi recently shared some of his experiences and insights about the transformative five-day course.
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Lean Thinking

Optimizing Your Product Development with John Drogosz

Lean thinking has positively impacted Nexus instructor John Drogosz’s life. He wants to teach others how to use the methodology to improve their product development ...
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General

Nexus Team Recognized for Excellent Faculty Support

The U-M College of Engineering recently recognized Nexus team members for their excellent faculty support throughout the past year. The team ensured that faculty and ...
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Pat Hammett, PhD Recognized For Teaching Excellence

Pat Hammett, PhD has received this year's Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award was announced by the College ...
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Mobility

Brave New Road: The Role of Technology in Achieving Safe and Just Transport Systems

The Michigan Law Journal of Law and Mobility is hosting it's 2021 Conference virtually in co-sponsorship with the University of South Carolina School of Law. ...
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Mobility

An Interview with Diana E. Páez

Diana E. Páez is a Senior Director of Grants & Partnerships at the William Davidson Institute (WDI). In this conversation, we discuss what led her ...
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Bootcamps

Protecting the Local Manufacturing Sector

University wins STEM grant to aid manufacturing cybersecurity.
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Six Sigma

Continuous Improvement Leaders: Boeing’s Jason Casebolt, Pt. II

Jason Casebolt is a Production System Quality Leader for The Boeing Company. In Pt. II of our Q&A, we discuss his drive for professional education ...
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Six Sigma

Continuous Improvement Leaders: Boeing’s Jason Casebolt, Pt. I

Jason Casebolt is a Production System Quality Leader for The Boeing Company. In Pt. II of our Q&A, we discuss his drive for professional education ...
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General

University of Michigan Engineering Remains Top 10 for Best Online Graduate Programs

In its 2021 rankings released this week, the U.S. News and World Report once again recognized the U-M College of Engineering among the nation's top-10 ...
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Mobility

$15M Continues U-M Partnership with Toyota Research Institute

Building on a successful five-year collaboration with U-M faculty, the Toyota Research Institute will renew its research partnership with U-M for an additional five years, ...
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General

5 Benefits of Remote-Live Learning

How can you stay up-to-date and responsive to the changing global market? New knowledge and skills go a long way. For those who learn more ...
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Mobility

Mobility Matters: Equity and Socioeconomic Factors

Dr. Hampshire covers the social and behavioral implications of mobility, including the intersection between transportation and economic mobility, urban sprawl and segregation, and transportation equity.
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Mobility

The Importance of Mobility Education: A Q&A with Jim Sayer, PhD

In this Q&A, Dr. Jim Sayer discusses the importance of mobility education and why Foundations of Mobility is the first program of its kind.
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Lean Thinking

Stories of Continuous Improvement: Grote Industries

Grote Industries has worked with Nexus for several years to train their employees through custom programs designed for their company.
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