Practical Aspects of Design, Engineering, and Production

Prototyping and offshoring: how does one effectively design and engineer a successful product? Upcoming free and public event will explore these themes.

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (June 16, 2015) – How does one effectively design and engineer a successful product?

That question will be answered by Erick Rios, chief operating officer of Big Bang, a product design and development consultancy firm, at a free talk at Fairfield University on Tuesday, June 30, at 7 p.m. Entitled “Practical Aspects of Design, Engineering, and Production,” it will take place in the DiMenna Nyselius Library Multimedia Room (101), on the Fairfield campus.

The event - part of a series of talks and workshops at Fairfield for entrepreneurs - is co-sponsored by Fairfield University’s School of Engineering and Dolan School of Business, in collaboration with the Inventors Association of Connecticut (IACT).

Rios received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and a master’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. At Ford Motor Company, IDEO, and the MIT Center for Innovation in Product Development, he was involved in the design and engineering of a wide variety of products.

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Posted on June 17, 2015

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