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Leading Engineering and Technology Innovation in the Digital Revolution

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Category: Academic Network, Corporate Innovators, Founders & Startups, Hardware, Ion Prototyping Lab




October 19, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CDT


4201 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002


This is a three-part, fall educational series designed to expose engineers at corporations and scaling startups to skills needed to lead engineering without leaving engineering.

The series is brought to you by Rice University’s engineering faculty in collaboration with Ion. Rice faculty will provide introductions to concepts to help engineers take leadership roles in producing the best products and services for the market.

In the 4th industrial revolution, all companies are or must become technology companies. And technology companies must hire and produce Industry 4.0 engineering manager leaders, if they are to modernize their engineering workforce and produce the best products and services. The Master of Engineering Management & Leadership (MEML) degree and the new graduate Certificate in Engineering Management & Leadership (CEML) program was designed to help traditional engineers pivot into the new generation of I4 Engineering Leaders.  The series will expose engineers to selected skills and concepts presented in the MEML degree and the CEML program in a classroom setting.

Series topics and dates include:

  • October 19, 2023Leading Engineering and Technology Innovation in the Digital Revolution 
  • November 2, 2023 – Technical Project Management: Tips on Managing Technical Project Teams
  • December 7, 2023 – Product Management in Industry 4.0: Transitioning Concepts into Products



Ion District Parking Garage
Enter 4111 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to this parking garage, located a block away from the Ion. Our garage is available to all tenants and guests of the Ion and Ion District.

Red Parking Lot
Enter 4203 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to the red parking lot, located across the street from the Ion. This lot is for guest and event parking.

Information and access to pay online for parking in the red lot can be found here