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Message from Interim Director

Despite having to convert all of our Spring offerings over to online delivery, all 13 classes offered this Spring were successfully converted. The staff, especially Donna Wang Su, Ryan Brownlow and Tina Foster, worked tirelessly to support the curriculum and administrative transition to a virtual Spring quarter format online.   Nearly all of our classes were oversubscribed and  we experienced fewer drops than normal so we consider the start of Spring quarter to be a big success.

If you compare this year versus last year, we have delivered 34 courses this year versus 38 courses last year while teaching more students (873 versus 795) so even though we offered 10% fewer courses we have been able to teach roughly 10% more students. We also have some great new offerings (Entrepreneurial Endurance with Trish Thomas & Billy Banks, Startup Accounting for the Gig Economy with Donna Wang Su & Cory Sandrock) along with a revamp of a current class, "Consulting with Wearable Tech" that I am co-teaching with Professor John Rogers, Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery. The faculty are in good spirits and plans are coming together for the offerings next year under the leadership of Professor Elizabeth Lukehart and Ryan Brownlow who lead this year's curriculum committee assessing our classes and minor program.
We are very proud of our faculty and excellent staff. In particular, Donna Wang Su has been an amazing resource for not just Farley center but she has become an excellent support resource for other McCormick groups regarding the use of Zoom. We are grateful for all the hard work put in by Donna, the staff and faculty in getting our classes off to a great start.

Mark Werwath

Clinical Associate Professor

Interim Director of Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Director of Master of Engineering Management program

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