Project Support through Industry-Academia Partnerships - University of Houston
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Project Support through Industry-Academia Partnerships

Projects are a valuable component of any organization's Lean Six Sigma journey. Maybe your organization has invested in training or you simply have several opportunities for improvement that need to be addressed. Either way, our Lean Six Sigma program's project support initiatives can help you obtain a significant return on investment for your time spent on problem solving efforts. In addition, both organizations and UH students can obtain valuable benefits from partnerships between industry and academia.

Industry-Academia Partnership Offerings

  • Sponsored student projects
    • Student projects*
      • One dedicated graduate student will lead a valuable Lean Six Sigma or Design for Six Sigma project for your organization through the phase of the project where the new/improved/redesigned process is fully implemented
        • Students will be trained in Lean Six Sigma at the Green Belt level and most will have previously conducted projects
      • Projects will scoped to last approximately 7 months (2 semesters) or more
        • Options for start dates include mid-Jan., June, July, or mid-/late-Aug. of each year
      • Faculty support will include weekly project review meetings (over the course of 2 semesters) in which students will present their project work and obtain expert feedback regarding opportunities for improvement and next steps
      • If desired, a team of students can be incorporated into this offering in semester 1 of the project to further enhance Lean Six Sigma project activities (see description below)
    • Team projects*
      • A group of 3-5 graduate students will help you conduct a valuable Lean Six Sigma project in your organization through the phase of the project where recommended solutions are developed
        • Students will be in the process of learning Lean Six Sigma at the Green Belt level, likely conducting their first projects
      • Projects will last approximately 3.5 months (1 semester)
        • Spring semester (beginning mid-Jan. through Apr.)
        • Fall semester (beginning mid-/late-Aug. through late-Nov. to early Dec.)
      • Faculty support will include project review sessions held once every other week (over the course of 1 semester) in which students will present their project work and obtain expert feedback regarding opportunities for improvement and next steps

Please contact us to learn more about industry-academia partnerships and to get a quote for valuable assistance to support the Lean Six Sigma project work being conducted within your organization.