SAS Debuts KWB Research Mentoring Pilot

SAS Debuts KWB Research Mentoring Pilot

With the introduction of the innovative Knowledge Without Boundaries (KWB) Research Mentoring Pilot Program via the Center for Organizational Research, the School of Advanced Studies is ideally positioned to create an important learning laboratory.  This pilot program launches in Q1 2018 and will pair a SAS doctoral student with an industry leader based on shared experiences and focus.  Through a series of interactions, they will gain an appreciation of the other’s perspectives. Doctoral students will be exposed to the corporate decision-making process, politics and cadence.  Industry leaders will benefit from the problem solving mind-set, framing and global perspective to advance solutions and analytics that improve corporate performance. The synergy created between the mentor and protégé will form the foundation for meaningful research opportunities with mutual benefit to both parties.  As an alum of the University of Phoenix, I’m proud to be one of the co-leaders of this new pilot and program. 

 

Bio:

After 30+ years in corporate finance technology, Sue Weston is branching out to follow her passion, inspiring women to pursue careers in STEM. Based on her education, she is an industrial engineer, but her passion encompasses diversity and inclusion, creating a work place with gender equality. Sue is an innovator with proven ability to deliver sustainable results through collaborative partnerships, creation of an inclusive workplace and the elimination of gender bias. Sue holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University, and two masters degrees: one in Industrial Engineering from NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering and the second in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix.