Events Archive

September 2011

Sept 6 – MBA Meet the Clubs

Davidson Winter Garden, Ross Business School
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Additional info and details TBA

Sept 2 – Erb SAB-led Orientation

Midyear 2013 and class of 2014 students required to attend.
New Location:  Dana, Room 1028

(Photographer Mike Gould will be present to take group and individual photos)

8:30 – Breakfast & Mingling

9:00 – Introduction to Erb and Q&A with Rick Bunch

9:30 – Diane Hunt, Ross Financial Aid

9:45 – Diana Woodworth, Rackham Financial Aid

10:00 – Erb Faculty Introductions (Tom Lyon and Andy Hoffman)

10:30 – Erb Staff Introductions

11:15 – Coaching Overview and Workshop

11:45 – SAB Overview (Mary Fritz) & Group Photo (please wear your Erb Tshirts!)

12:00 -Lunch

(12:20 or so – Tauber students have to leave)

12:30 – Individual SAB Introductions & Recruiting

1:30 – Erb academics Nuts & Bolts and Small Groups

3:30 – Party

August 2011

August 30 – Sept 1 – SNRE Orientation

At the U-M Biostation. Follow link to registration, packing list, agenda, and map.
Orientation Info and Details

August 29-Sept 1 – Ross Leadership Initiative

2011 Foundation Session for all incoming FT-MBA students.
Details and Description

August 24-26 – New Erb Student Program Enrichment and Career Retreat

Mid-year 2013 and class of 2014 students strongly encouraged to attend. Erb Community Only.
View schedule details here

Wednesday, August 24 events  9:00 am – 9:30 pm

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome & New Student Enrichment Retreat and Agenda Overview, Introductions
  • Erb Institute Faculty – Andy Hoffman, Tom Gladwin, Tom Lyon, Rick Bunch
  • Career Mapping session
  • Lunch
  • Walking Tour of Gladwin Barn
  • Ethics of Global Change interactive exercise
  • Role of Mentoring/Way Finding/Coaching
  • Dinner
  • Cognitive Science Sessio

Thursday, August 25 events1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  • Innovation You with Justin Adams, Erb 2011
  • Writing and Reflection Time
  • Dinner with SO’s and Families

Friday, August 26 events 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

  • Erb Social Media with Brian Moss and Dominique Abed
  • Sustainability Charades game – forming groups and cooperation
  • Lunch
  • Self-Assessment Next Steps Session with Leslie Mulder, Ross OCD

Optional – An Evening at Holler Fest 2011 (see detailed schedule)


August 25 – Ross International Student Orientation

August 25-26 – Ross Transition Days

Aug 24 Erb Webinar: Greenhouse Gas Management in the Supply Chain

Ford Masters Project Team

Erb Alumni Brown Bag Webinar: Greenhouse gas management in the supply chain. 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Erb students and alums welcome to attend; space is limited. (You will receive a confirmation email ).
Reserve your Webinar seat at

The conversation will be anchored by a presentation from the 2011 Masters Project Group of Lisa Ingmarsson, Jamie Mikkelsen, Arthur Peterson and Tina Bosch, who recently worked with two Erb alumni in Ford Motor Company’s Supply Chain Sustainability group to develop a strategy for managing greenhouse gas emissions in the vehicle supply chain. Specifically, the team supported the engagement of suppliers through the development and administration of a survey to collect allocated greenhouse gas data and environmental management practices information. They advanced industry-wide participation through collaboration with the Automotive Industry Action Group to standardize greenhouse gas reporting requests provided to suppliers, and evaluated public reporting options, specifically by engaging Ford as tester of the new Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard drafted by the World Resource Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, as well as using the Carbon Disclosure Project’s supplier questionnaire. The team will share its project findings and recommendations to highlight opportunities and challenges inherent in the measurement, management, and reporting of greenhouse gases in the supply chain.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

August 16 – Mike Buday, Erb ’11 to present on photovoltaics

” Measuring irradiance, temperature and angle of incidence effects on photovoltaic modules in Auburn Hills, Michigan.” Noon, Tuesday, August 16, 2011. Room 2024 Dana Building. Pizza will be served.
Read more about Mike Buday.
United Solar Ovonic (USO) installed a photovoltaic (PV) module testing system in Auburn Hills, MI (Latitude 42.6978, Longitude -83.2419) in March of 2010 for the purpose of evaluating the impacts of irradiance, temperature and angle of incidence (AOI) effects on PV module performance. We considered various test-bed designs and ultimately, constructed a source-meter-based current and voltage measurement system coupled with a data acquisition system recording readings from weather-station instruments that track solar irradiance, temperature and wind speed. Current, voltage and power observations, correlated to our weather-station device readings, were collected from commercially available PV modules manufactured from mono-crystalline silicon (c-Si), amorphous silicon (a-Si) and copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS). The results were consistent with our expectations based on existing literature. From this, we infer that the test-bed is effective at measuring module performance. In the results, we observed thermal annealing in a-Si and the effects of temperature on c-Si and CIGS. c-Si module temperatures above 25°C appear to diminish power by approximately 0.5%/°C.


August 6-23 – M-Treks