Story excerpt provided by Industry Week.
Written by Matt LaWell.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Associated Press released its first college football poll back in October 1936, and during the more than eight decades since, no team has spent more weeks atop that esteemed if imperfect list than the Ohio State Buckeyes. Theirs is a dynasty that stretches across decades.
But where might the Buckeyes rank if The AP published a poll of, say, the top engineering schools from coast to coast? Well, U.S. News & World Report regularly publishes a similar (and admittedly more scientific) list whose most recent edition featured MIT, Stanford and Berkeley in the top three spots for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The Buckeyes? They ranked No. 28 and No. 31, respectively. Good, not great.
A new program situated almost literally in the shadow of Ohio Stadium could help improve those rankings — and turn Columbus into a destination for the next generation of manufacturing leaders.
About to kick off its third year, the Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME) is not like other programs.
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Originally published August 14, 2017.