Alice M. Agogino is the Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering and is affiliated faculty at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. She directs the BEST (Berkeley Energy and Sustainability Technologies/ Berkeley Expert Systems Technologies) Lab and co-directs the Berkeley Institute of Design, the Human-Centered Design course threads for undergraduates and the Engineering and Business for Sustainability graduate certificate program. She works with approximately 50 San Francisco Bay Area companies and nonprofits on a number of product design and sustainability class and research projects.
Agogino served as Chair of the UC Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate and has served in a number of other administrative positions at UC Berkeley including Associate Dean of Engineering, Director of the Instructional Technology Program and Faculty Assistant to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. She also served as Director for Synthesis, an NSF-sponsored coalition of eight universities with the goal of reforming undergraduate engineering education, and continues as PI for Engineering Pathway educational digital library.
Sara Beckman teaches new product development and other design-related topics at the University of California’s Haas School of Business. She has also taught for Stanford University’s Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, and been a visiting faculty member at MIT where she taught in the Leaders for Manufacturing Program.
Prior to and concurrent with her involvement at the Haas School, Sara worked for the Hewlett-Packard Company, most recently as Director of the Product Generation Change Management Team. Before joining HP and the Haas School, She also worked in the Operations Management Services practice at Booz, Allen and Hamilton where she developed manufacturing strategy in a number of diverse industries from pharmaceuticals to aerospace.
Sara has B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management at Stanford University and an M.S. in Statistics from the same institution. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Building Materials Holding Corporation and currently serves on the advisory boards of the Corporate Design Foundation and of the Design MBA Program at the California College of the Arts.
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