Student-designed infant crib on market by year's end
2. Business students win regionals, head to nationals
3. Math Day to draw 150 high school students to Metro
4. Management Department among hosts of business seminar
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infant crib on market by year's end
A group of industrial design students have designed a new infant crib
that they believe will reduce the number of infant deaths and injuries
caused by unsafe cribs.
four million babies are born in the U.S., yet only one million new cribs
are sold, meaning that the vast majority of infants end up in used,
and often unsafe, cribs," said Industrial Design Adjunct Professor
Glenn Aaron. To read more go to
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students win regionals, head to nationals
Metro State's Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team won the regional
competition earlier this month, earning a trip to the national competition
in Kansas City May 23-25.
"This is the
first time a Metro SIFE team has ever advanced to nationals," said
Marketing Professor Mick Jackowski, who co-advises the team with Ken
Huggins, chair of the Finance Department. Among the teams Metro defeated
at regionals were Colorado State University, the University of Northern
Colorado, the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Kansas State
University and a team of doctoral students from the University of New
Founded in 1975
and active on more than 1,500 college and university campuses in 37
countries, SIFE is a national organization promoting free enterprise
to improve the quality of life and standard of living around the world.
SIFE students take what they are learning in the classroom and apply
it to real-life situations, using their knowledge to better their communities
through educational outreach projects.
Metro SIFE touched
the Denver community this year in several ways, including a Career Symposium
at Mullen and West high schools, where Metro students taught financial
planning, basic interviewing skills, professional dress and business
ethics to the students.
teams are judged on how well their projects taught others the principles
of free enterprise.
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Day to draw 150 high school students to Metro
of Mathematical and Computer Sciences hosts its annual Math Day for
local high school students today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Tivoli
This year's event
will attract nearly 150 math students from 16 Denver metro-area high
schools for three competition sessions.
According to Patricia
McKenna, professor of mathematical science and event chair, Math Day
is a good recruiting tool for Metro State. The goal of the day is to
show students that math is fun and that Metro is a great place to study
"It's a great
atmosphere," McKenna said. "Students are in a room with all
these people who like to do math."
The first competition
session begins at 9 a.m. and features students building a surprise project.
The geometry session begins at 10:30 a.m., and the algebra competition
starts at 1 p.m. Visitors are welcome to watch the competitions.
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Department among hosts of business seminar
Metro State's Management
Department is among the hosts of a management seminar Friday being presented
by the creator of a management philosophy called the "Theory of
Constraints." While the seminar is open only to company CEOs and
other top management, Metros involvement could lead to learning
and teaching opportunities for students and faculty.
The Viable Vision
Seminar, featuring Eli Goldratt, represents a rare opportunity for business
leaders to see Goldratt, who introduced his "Theory of Constraints"
in the mid-1980s in a book titled "The Goal."
According to the
Theory of Constraints, every company has a weak link in its processes
that holds it back from success. To improve company performance, the
theory holds, all improvement efforts are focused on that one weak link.
to the seminar is through Associate Management Professor Russ Johnson,
an expert in the theory who first started working with it in the mid-80s.
Manufacturing and Service Management as well as Project Management and
incorporates the Theory of Constraints into the curriculum along with
more traditional management ideas.
enter the workforce, their supervisors may not have heard of the 'Theory
of Constraints'," Johnson said. "I try to give to prepare
students so that they can either make an alternate suggestion based
on the theory or do it the way their supervisor wants it done."
Johnson hopes that
Friday's seminar leads to greater awareness in the local business community
about the theory and that it results in opportunities for Metro students
lead to student internships and perhaps an opportunity for Metro to
provide some training on the theory," he said.
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you know Debe Bell?
When not working
with students and staff in Metro's Chemistry Department, lab coordinator
and adjunct faculty member Debe Bell enjoys the quiet, relaxed nature
of her Six Bell Farms in Aurora.
Bell, who has been
breeding animals for 20 years, breeds mostly rabbits these days, in
addition to some chickens and turkeys. She recently introduced a new
and rare breed of rabbit, with a lion-like mane around its face, at
this year's National Western Stock Show. To read more go to
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