American Society for Quality
Merrimack Valley Sec. 0102
PO Box 275
North Andover,  MA 01845-0275

Section Meeting

Thursday June 1, 2017

Quality Topics at UMass Lowell

Tomorrow’s Quality Professionals are, to a large extent, today’s University Students.  To ensure that these students can successfully and meaningfully transition into the professional environment, requires alignment of that environment, their education and expectations and the expectations of their employers.

This evening, Professor Sammy Shina of UMass Lowell will discuss what Quality Topics are covered and how they are integrated into University curricula.  Professor Shina is uniquely qualified to speak in this area due to his extensive industry background in addition to his academic experience.

This program is being offered to help those in industry gain a better view of the preparation of future employees and to help expand the dialogue between industry and academia.

Speaker:  Sammy Shina

Sammy G. Shina, P.E., is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Engineering Management Program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  He has previously lectured at University of Pennsylvania’s EXMSE Program and at the University of California Irvine. He is a past chairman of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Robotics/FMS and a founding member of the Massachusetts Quality Award. He is the founder of the New England Lead Free Consortium, with over 30 contributing companies which are engaged in electronics products and supply chain. He is the author of two best selling books on concurrent engineering, a Six Sigma book and has contributed 2 chapters and over 100 technical publications in his fields of research.

Dr. Shina is an international consultant, trainer and seminar provider on lead-free, quality, Six Sigma and DoE as well as project management, technology supply chains, product design and development and electronics manufacturing and automation. He worked for 22 years in high technology companies developing new products and state of the art manufacturing technologies. He was the speaker for the HP Executive Seminars on Concurrent Product/Process Design, Mechanical CAD Design and Test and the Motorola Six Sigma Institute. He received S.B. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Industrial Management from MIT, a S.M. degree in Computer Science from WPI, and a Sc.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts.

Location (see map)
Holiday Inn Tewksbury –Andover
4 Highwood Dr
Tewksbury, MA 01876


5:30-6:00 Registration

6:00-7:00 Dinner and Networking

7:00-8:00 Program

New England Buffet w/ Chef’s selection of Potato

Note: An alternate menu is available.  Please use the Contact the Organizer on the right side of the EventBrite registration page to let us know your choice if you require a vegetarian, gluten free or organic meal. 

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