Each year Michigan Tech’s OSM4200 Advanced Project Management course competes in the West Michigan Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) competition in Grand Rapids Michigan. This year’s project plan was based on improving the health of children ages 5-18 years of age in the State of Michigan. Michigan Tech Team B placed 3rd out of 13 teams in THE Project 2016 project management plan competition on Monday, April 11, 2016 held in Grand Rapids, MI. The team’s mentor was Shawn Rathbun, a Michigan Tech alum. Dr. Dana Johnson, Professor of Supply Chain and Engineering Management was the teams Project Champion and Faculty Advisor. The team members were:
Erika Tenizbaeva, Undergraduate Student – Management major with concentration in Supply Chain and Operations Management
Kwang Suthijindawong: Undergraduate Student – Management Information Systems and Operations & System Management majors
Syed Awn Muhammad Jafri: Graduate Student in Electrical Engineering
Karan Gujarathi: Graduate Student in Mechanical Engineering
Cody Waffle: Undergraduate Student – Engineering Management
This is the fifth year of the competition. Michigan Tech is the only University to place at least one team in the top four for all five years. This year’s team was awarded $2,000 to split between the team members. To learn more about the competition, http://www.mtu.edu/business/more/orgs-activities/the-project/.
– Story by Dr. Dana Johnson