Virtual ESD 2D Project Showcase 2020
Watch the welcome speech by Professor Peter Jackson, Head of Pillar ESD
Life goes on! After weeks of upheaval, a life-threatening virus, quarantines, progressive shutdowns, social distancing, and then, finally, a circuit-breaker Stay-at-Home mandate we have reached the end of the semester, the Spring of 2020. Our adaptable, resilient students have motored through all these difficulties. Our Juniors are required to complete a 2D project this semester as part of the ESD core curriculum. In this project they must connect with a real-world client who faces an operational problem and bring the tools of two core courses, Statistics and Manufacturing and Service Operations, to bear on that problem. It is not their first client-facing experience in our curriculum but it is the first time they bear the full weight of the consultant’s role: guiding a project all the way from need identification to problem solution. And the answer is never at the end of the chapter because every problem is different. So if you are looking for creative problem-solvers, systems thinkers who are data smart and operations savvy, come see what our students can do. Take a virtual tour of this year’s 2020 ESD 2D Project Showcase.