2017 Industry Night

Industry Night

Northwestern University's Master of Engineering Management (MEM) Program launched an annual Industry Night which recognizes, and establishes community amongst, the students, alumni and companies who value the importance of education at the intersection of engineering and business.

Northwestern University founded the first MEM Program over 35 years ago when a visionary professor, Al Rubenstein, created a master’s program in the McCormick School of Engineering to supply future leaders for Chicago’s manufacturing companies. He believed that engineers, whom he saw as the most adept innovators and problem-solvers, should lead organizations but they would first need to supplement their engineering background with basic business knowledge and quantitative decision-making skills.

Industry night 2017

MEM hosted our 4th Annual Industry Night on March 16, 2017! We were pleased to have Christine Schyvinck (MEM Alumna '00), President and Chief Executive Officer at Shure Incorporated, as our keynote speaker. Based in Chicago, Shure Incorporated is the world’s leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics. With a history of audio innovation that began in 1925, Shure has turned a passion for making great microphones and audio electronics into an obsession.  Shure has also been named one of Chicago's most innovative companies in 2016 by Crain's Chicago Business.

The night also included a networking reception and formal dinner.

Click here for more information on Industry Night 2017.

past events

Learn more about past events and watch video presentations from our guest speakers.


MEM would also like to thank PwC for their sponsorship support.

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