Manufacturing Transformation

This fellowship provides exciting opportunities to pursue applied and basic research initiatives in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Quality Engineering. Design, and Engineering Management.

By applying engineering and management principles, we work with two companies to make them more competitive by reducing their costs and lead time and improving their efficiency, quality, and customer satisfaction. We show them a new modern way to manufacture their products and, in the process, help with their transformation and culture change.  

Name of research group, project, or lab
Riggs Fellowship in Engineering Management & Manufacturing Engineering
Why join this research group or lab?

- Help transform companies (great experience)

- Attend the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering conference in Seattle in May

- Present your summer work at a future conference

- Opportunity to work with CEOs, executives, engineers, and operators

- This experience is very attractive on the resume and would provide great job opportunities

- Opportunities to win global & national competitions & recognition:




Logistics Information:
Project categories
Student ranks applicable
Student qualifications

Strong technical, leadership, and communication skills

Engineering major

Time commitment
Summer - Full Time
Paid Research
Number of openings
Techniques learned

Lean Manufacturing

Six Sigma

Engineering Management & Leadership



Contact Information:
Mentor name
Kash Gokli
Mentor email
Mentor position
Professor, Director Riggs Fellowship
Name of project director or principal investigator
Kash Gokli
Email address of project director or principal investigator
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Hours per week
Summer - Full Time
Project categories