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Design Squad: Using Popular Media to Improve the Future of the Engineering

by Frey, Daniel D. , Wallace, David R., and Wolsky, Marisa

(From the February 2009 Higher Education Brief) Design Squad, a television show, was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and WGBH, Boston’s public television station, to interest and engage middle school children..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:Careers in Quality, Hands-on Learning, Higher Education Brief
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Why Engineering Fails to Attract Students from Other Disciplines, and What to Do About It

by Oakes, William C., and Ohland, Matthew W.

(From the 2009 Higher Education Brief) Two Purdue University School of Engineering Education associate professors share their data and findings on women and engineering...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Careers in Quality, Student Retention, STEM-Increase K-20 Interest and College Enrollment
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From Veterinarian to Engineer—One ASQ Member Finds Her Calling

by Miller, Tammy

(From the February 2009 Higher Education Brief) Tammy Miller, an ASQ member and engineer, always wanted to be a veterinarian, but eventually realized engineering suited her best...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:Careers in Quality, Higher Education Brief
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Engineering Involvement

by McLinn, Jim

(From the February 2009 Higher Education Brief) ASQ member and engineer Jim McLinn shares the story of how he became an engineer and how ASQ activities supported his career...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:Careers in Quality, Higher Education Brief
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Beginning the Journey: Turning the Vision Into Reality

by Murphy, Pat and Caldwell, M. Teressa

(From the January 2009 Primary and Secondary Education Brief) This article from Fairfax County Public Schools in Falls Church, VA, describes how the district's office of educational planning has developed a school improvement planning document..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-01
  • Keywords:21st Century Skills, Baldrige, Continuous Improvement, School Improvement Plan, PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act), Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Start Filling Your Quality Toolbox

by Adrian, Nicole

(From the January 2009 Primary and Secondary Education Brief) No matter where you fall in your level of understanding of quality tools and methods, there is always something more to learn...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-01
  • Keywords:PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act), Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Process Management: A Critical Component of Continuous Improvement

by Frys, Sharon

(From the January 2009 Primary and Secondary Education Brief) Sharon Frys from the Community Consolidated School District 93 in Illinois describes how her district identified process improvement as a critical component of its continuous improvement..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-01
  • Keywords:K-12, Process Improvement, Baldrige, Process Management, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Brainstorming: Basic to Brilliant, Simple to Sophisticated

by Tague, Nancy R.

(From the January 2009 Primary and Secondary Education Brief) Author of The Quality Toolbox, Nancy R. Tague details one popular quality tool: brainstorming. In addition to reviewing the basic procedure for brainstorming, Tague introduces..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-01
  • Keywords:Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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ASQ’s ImpaQT Training Exposes Educators to Basic Quality

by Haggerty Raines, Ann

(From the January 2009 Primary and Secondary Education Brief) Ann Haggerty Raines writes about how ImpaQT, an ASQ education training program, introduces educators to basic quality tools, such as run charts and Pareto diagrams...

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  • Publish date: 2009-01
  • Keywords:ImpaQT Training, PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act), Primary - Secondary Education Brief
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Applying Lean Six Sigma to Postsecondary Continuing Education

by Wilkerson, John

(From the December 2008 Higher Education Brief) John Wilkerson describes how Clayton State University’s Continuing Education Department implemented lean and increased student satisfaction...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-12
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Continuing Education, Lean/Six Sigma/DMAIC, PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act)

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