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Karen Hirst

Assistant Dean for Student Services
Dean’s Office
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Adjunct Faculty

585-475-2971
Office Location

Karen Hirst

Assistant Dean for Student Services
Dean’s Office
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Adjunct Faculty

585-475-2971

Currently Teaching

EGEN-231
1 Credits
The second course in a series of three courses for engineering honors students focused on how innovative products are developed, designed and manufactured to effectively meet the expanding needs of a global economy. This course highlights key issues that decision-makers in industry need to understand as they shape their companies to be more competitive in a global context. Specific topics in the course include an in-depth discussion of the manufacturing supply chain and how active management of the supply chain can enhance profitability and customer satisfaction. Additionally, the course addresses issues such as the the impact of government policies and monetary issues on globalization and outsourcing.
EGEN-100
1 Credits
A one-credit hour seminar course for engineering exploration students that provides information to introduce the seven engineering programs offered at RIT. Program curricula, sample lab/project work, and various career opportunities pertaining to each major are presented.