Manufacturing management program receives $35,000 in grants

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.

Administered jointly between the College of Engineering and the Smeal College of Business, the MMM degree integrates business, communication, engineering, leadership, management and technology into a two-semester master's degree curriculum.

Xerox Corp. is a $17.6 billion technology and services company headquartered in Norwalk, Conn. Xerox has contributed more than $1 million to the University to support a variety of projects and programs.

Houston-based Dresser-Rand is among the largest global suppliers of custom-engineered rotating equipment for long-life, critical applications in the oil, gas, petrochemical and process industries.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009