As we begin the Spring 2009 semester, we had the pleasure of having Robert Kinstrey from Jacobs Engineering provide a short course on project management to students, faculty, and staff in the Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering. Mr. Kinstrey, a graduate of SUNY-ESF, is the Director of the Pulp and Paper Consultancy for Jacobs Engineering. Mr. Kinstrey is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Syracuse Pulp and Paper Foundation.
Over the two-day seminar, the students learned various aspects of project management including project planning, safety considerations, contingency planning, budgetary issues, resource allocation, plan reporting, and client-manager interactions. The students will be expected to use the information from the seminar in their upcoming class, Papermaking Processes, where they will make several thousand pounds of paper for use at the college.
This seminar was supported by the Joachim Endowment and the Syracuse Pulp and Paper Foundation.