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Reflecting on the Fall Semester and Looking Forward

The MEngM program has definitely provided the knowledge and experiences that I had anticipated when I accepted the program offer. During the past semester we became more familiar with different manufacturing processes and systems optimizations, product design tools, as well as managerial and business development strategies. I anticipate that next semester will complete this academic endeavor and prepare us for possible industrial experience.

During MIT’s Independent Activities Period (IAP) in January, I began working at Daktari Diagnostics for the industry project component of the MEngM program. I chose Daktari for two primary reasons: the stage of business growth and the breadth of opportunities within product development and manufacturing.  Read More…


Q&A with the MEngM Program Coordinator

  • What initially attracted you to the MEngM program? I am really interested in product development. I have had some experience through internships before arriving at MIT, but primarily limited to areas that focused on the design aspect. In order to become more well rounded, and understand the whole development process from design to manufacturing to assembly, I enrolled in this program. Also, working with the industry will provide a great experience that will fortify all material learned in class.
  • Describe your feelings/reservations you had before you arrived on campus. Was there something you were looking forward to the most/least? I was least looking forward to the cold weather! I am from California, and although I snowboard and therefore have experience with snow, I have never had a prolonged exposure to it. Read More…