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Christine Gulbranson
Innovation Strategist / Renewable Energy Innovator / Entrepreneur

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“Great leaders embrace opportunities to learn and grow each day and challenge and empower everyone around them to do the same.”

Dr. Christine Gulbranson is an outspoken international visionary who has been described as a rainmaker. Bridging engineering, science and business, and connecting people via her extensive social network have enabled the formation of national entities and companies to grow. Constantly innovating, and looking to the future to guide the development of technologies in the here and now, Dr. Gulbranson envisions the needs of the future and how technological developments today can influence and affect real-life challenges.

Empowered by the love of science and commercialization of that science into the marketplace for the world to benefit, Dr. Gulbranson is a celebrated spokesperson for the innovation of technology and its futurist effects on the global economy. She is often seen mentoring today’s youth passing along her excitement in the knowing that technology changes the world. Dr. Gulbranson is passionate about attracting more women into STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and business.

As an engineer, scientist and investor it is easy to understand why Dr. Gulbranson believes that in order to solve many of life’s most challenging problems a multidisciplinary view and approach is essential. With this ideology firmly rooted in her DNA it has enabled her to be a trailblazer in the advancement of science, technology and business.

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UC Davis Graduate School of Management partners with Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Labs to drive technologies from lab to market

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(Davis, Calif.) – With a joint goal of speeding the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have announced a new partnership for researchers to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

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Vickie Sherman MBA 13 Finds Her Passion, Her Career—and Herself

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What opportunities, decisions, events have shaped your professional life?

My career path has been a climb across a jungle gym rather than a tangent up a corporate ladder. As a child, I used to thumb through the three-inch JCPenney catalogue, picking out the professional women who I would grow to be. I wanted to rule the world from a corner office in a suit and heels. I wanted to shed my humble origins and become Corporate Barbie.

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MBA Student Consultants Make an IMPACT
Projects Put Business Needs Front and Center

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Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA in Top 8%, Full-Time MBA in Top 9%
U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings: This marks the 19th consecutive year our MBA program has been ranked among the best in the nation.

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.