First Ever MEM Industry Night Coming Up Soon!

Join us February 13 in the Allen Center for the first ever MEM Industry Night!

MEM Program Founder Albert Rubenstein (1923-2013).
MEM Program Founder Albert Rubenstein (1923-2013).

Northwestern University founded the first Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program 35 years ago when visionary professor, Albert Rubenstein, created the MEM to supply future leaders for Chicago’s manufacturing companies. He believed that engineers were the most adept innovators and problem-solvers and should lead organizations, but that they needed to supplement their engineering background with basic business knowledge and quantitative decision-making skills (read the rest of the program history here).

35 years later, MEM programs all over the country are shaping engineering talent to innovate and change the world. While manufacturing problems have been replaced by complexities in design, innovation, sustainability, environment and big data, today’s engineers are better equipped than anyone else to imagine, create, and implement solutions for tomorrow.

This year, the Master of Engineering Management program will celebrate its anniversary with the launch of an annual MEM Industry Night on Thursday, February 13. Advisory board members will join senior business leaders, faculty, alumni, and students at 6:00 PM at the Allen Center for a Cocktail Meet and Greet and Guy Kawasaki will speak at 6:45, with dinner immediately following. Guy was one of the original employees at Apple and is a renowned author, speaker, investor, and business advisor.

Guy Kawasaki at SXSW.  Original source:
Guy Kawasaki at SXSW.

Since seating is limited, reservations are on a first come, first served basis but there are some seats still available. We hope to see a great show of support from the MEM community, to make this night memorable!  Please email Diane Kessler  at to reserve a space.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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