Lessie Anderson

Project Name:

Engineering Efficiencies in Education

Ms. Anderson will serve as a Fellow with Mentors from EMC to learn about new tools used by global companies to promote efficiency, manage data, and improve outcomes in the information age. Early lean manufacturing processes originating in Japan are now manifest in programs like Sigma Six, used by EMC to address some of the challenges facing a high-tech, global corporation. Ms. Anderson will study how Sigma Six tools impact important new efforts to improve strategic planning, timing, analysis of data and the reduction of unnecessary cost and waste. She will learn how the theory is implemented in industry and develop engaging lessons that demonstrate the engineering and mathematics involved. Students will be encouraged to apply these methods to relevant projects of their own.

From School:

Knightdale High School


Wake County Public School System


Jane Woodall and Lee Ann Parrot