Random Walk: New MEM Space
Thayer’s Master of Engineering Management (MEM) students have a newly improved space to call their own. The second-floor complex in the Murdough Center — which physically links Thayer School and Tuck School of Business, the MEM program’s educational partners — has been redesigned to better serve program growth.
The 15-month-long program, which prepares engineers for the realities of business, has doubled over the last few years from 25 to more than 50 students per entering class. According to MEM assistant director and MEM grad Ross Gortner Th’04, the new digs represent a kind of coming-of-age for the 21-year-old program. In his student days, he says, “I could be sitting up in the third floor of Cummings and my buddy could be three floors below in the sub-basement in his office. But now we’ve got a centralized location where all of the MEM students can come together after class. They can collaborate. They’ve got small conference rooms to work in if they want to work in small groups. And the administrators and the faculty are all over here, too. We have a very nice home.”
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