Xerox, Dresser-Rand Award Grants To MMM Totaling $35,000
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (March 3, 2009) – Penn State's Master of Manufacturing Management (MMM) degree program recently received grants totaling $35,000 from The Xerox Foundation and Dresser-Rand.
This is the fifth year in a row in which Xerox has granted $25,000 to the MMM program. Dresser-Rand, which also has a seat on the program's advisory board, contributed $10,000.
The Xerox grant will provide scholarship support to current MMM students to attend the Lean Six Sigma seminar as a capstone to the MMM degree. Additionally, the Dress-Rand grant and a portion of the Xerox grant will be used to recruit talented students into the QMM program as Xerox Fellows and Dresser-Rand Fellows.
Xerox Corp. is a $17.6 billion technology and services company that helps businesses utilize smart document management strategies and find better ways to work. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Xerox is ranked 144 among the Fortune 500 and has 57,100 employees worldwide. The company actively seeks Penn State and Smeal graduates and has contributed more than $1 million to the University to support a variety of projects and programs.
For more than 100 years, Dresser-Rand has been among the largest global suppliers of custom-engineered rotating equipment for long-life, critical applications in the oil, gas, petrochemical, and process industries. Dresser-Rand’s worldwide client base consists of oil and gas producers and distributors, state-owned oil and gas companies, and chemical and industrial companies in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Houston, the company operates 10 manufacturing facilities in five countries, 27 service centers in 15 countries, and numerous sales offices worldwide.
About The Master of Manufacturing Management Degree Program
The MMM degree—administered jointly between the Smeal College of Business and the College of Engineering—integrates business, communication, engineering, leadership, management, and technology into a two-semester master's degree curriculum, conferring on its graduates the Master of Manufacturing Management (MMM). The program produces graduates who can communicate effectively, understand both management and engineering issues, and are up-to-date with lean and six sigma methods. Enrollment includes students with backgrounds in business, engineering, industry, and science.
For more on the MMM degree, visit www.mmmdegree.psu.edu.