Pawley Lean Institute

2020 Pawley Lean Institute Scholarships Awarded

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2020 Pawley Lean Institute Scholarships Awarded

Oakland University's Pawley Lean Institute is pleased announce that Laken Parrott (Human Resource Development/SEHS) has been awarded a $500 undergraduate scholarship.  The Pawley Lean Institute is also pleased to announce that Deepika Nandakumar (Masters of Science – Engineering Management) has been awarded a $3000 graduate scholarship.

Dennis Wade, Director of the Pawley Lean Institute, notes, “All of these students demonstrated working knowledge of lean concepts as well as practical application of those concepts.  We are very excited to use our funds to support the education of Oakland University students, and know that the lean concepts these students have acquired will serve them well in the future.”

Dr. Robert Van Til, Pawley Professor of Lean Studies and Chair of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, adds, “We are honored to have one of our engineering students receive these scholarships.  Lean is a an important component of an engineer's skillset, and the School of Engineering and Computer Science works closely with the Pawley Lean Institute to improve our students ability to apply lean concepts and tools to real-world projects."

Eileen Johnson, Chair of Organizational Leadership, added, “We are so pleased to see our students embrace our lean curriculum and be rewarded within the School of Education and Human Services.”

The Pawley Lean Institute has provided over $36,000 in scholarship funds over the last 6 years. Wade adds that these scholarship awards are interdisciplinary in nature and available to students that are involved in Lean studies.  For more information on the Pawley Lean Institute Scholarships including how to apply for the 2021 awards, visit www.oakland.edu/lean.

Designed to benefit Oakland University students, schools, nonprofits, government and industry, the Pawley Lean Institute (PLI) shares concepts and practices of Lean thinking to create leaders and learners in the university, public and private sectors, and the community.

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