Skunk Works

Former BOSE® Corp. president to give Skunk Works® Lecture Oct. 20

Sherwin GreenblattThe Caruth Institute for Engineering Education in SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering welcomes Sherwin Greenblatt, former president of the BOSE® Corporation, as guest speaker for the SMU/Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® Lecture Series at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater.

An alumnus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Greenblatt currently heads the MIT Venture Mentoring Service. His interests are in innovation and how to encourage people to be entrepreneurs.

Greenblatt was the first employee at Bose Corporation, according to MIT. As a project engineer, he worked on the early development of Bose® high-fidelity loudspeakers and related electronic systems. Before retiring in 2000, he held the positions of Chief Engineer, Director of Engineering, Executive Vice President and, for 15 years, President. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees, both in Electrical Engineering, from MIT.

A reception will follow the lecture from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Embrey Engineering Building’s Huitt-Zollars Pavilion.

Tune In: SMU to open lab modeled on legendary Skunk Works®

SMU Engineering Dean Geoffrey OrsakSMU’s Lyle School of Engineering will open a laboratory modeled after a Lockheed Martin research center that ranks among the most innovative in the world. The University’s Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® Lab will open in December 2009 and will emulate the “flat management” style forged by Lockheed’s original Skunk Works® plant in Palmdale, California. Faculty members will work with students as team members rather than bosses, says Engineering Dean Geoffrey Orsak (right). The school’s partnership with Lockheed is part of a plan to educate more qualified engineers to fill current and anticipated shortages.

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Dean Orsak discusses the Lyle School of Engineering’s new initiatives audio
Remarks by Maj. Gen. Al Joersz (Ret.) of Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Program audio
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